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Post-Divorce Financial Checklist

Time to put the finishing touches on your divorce settlement. The Post-Divorce Financial Checklist is a good final check before starting the next chapter of your life.

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Divorce Important Documents

Here is a comprehensive list of our divorce readiness checklist.

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Questions For Interviewing Divorce Attorneys and Financial Professionals

Choosing the right professionals to guide you through your divorce is one of the most important divorce-related decisions you’ll make, so be sure they are experienced in the area of divorce.

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Divorce Expense Worksheet

Divorce is a huge project that may last years. The Divorce Expense Worksheet can help you understand and organize your numbers.

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Top Financial Mistakes Divorcees Make

No matter how many books you read, or how many people you talk to, there will be things you wish you would have handled differently. Here are a few of the most common mistakes divorcing individuals make.

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Empower Yourself And Find Strength In Your Vulnerability

Have you ever had someone tell you that you have to be strong? You most likely have. The thing with Divorce is, that while you do need to be strong, you also have to know when it’s time to be vulnerable and reach out to others for help. Even (and sometimes especially) if you are […]

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BDF named to 2018 Financial Times 300 Top RIA

Balasa Dinverno Foltz is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2018 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. This is the fifth annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary […]

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1+1+1 = STRESS – Successfully Navigating Back To School In Divorce Households

Nothing invites stress into a household quite like the beginning of a new school year. When you add an additional household into the mix, that stress has the potential to increase. Whether you have an amicable divorce, or a complete breakdown in communication with your ex-spouse, there is hope for a smooth transition into the […]

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Impending Divorce: What the Health Do I Do Now?

A key issue keeping divorcing individuals up at night is often: “What will I do for health insurance?” It can seem like a daunting question, but knowledge is power. Using employer sponsored group coverage is typically the easiest and lowest cost solution. At home spouses sometimes decide to seek employment post-divorce in large part so […]

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First Comes Love, Then Comes a Millennial Prenup?

I now pronounce you husband and wife…with a prenuptial agreement. (Wouldn’t it be great if that was announced at the ceremony?!) Though prenups were once thought to be reserved for the rich and famous, studies show that millennials are increasingly signing on the dotted line. The “four Ds” below point to a few reasons millennials […]

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In the Middle of a Divorce? Move Fast to Control Taxes

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 impacted all families, but the ramifications for families in the middle of a divorce are greater than most. Alimony Historically, alimony (often referred to as spousal support or maintenance) has been deductible by the payor and taxable to the recipient.  This benefited the family because the recipient […]

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Helpful Hints to Help Ease the Holiday Divorce Stress

The Holidays tend to elicit a range of emotions for all of us.  The excitement of gifts and special time with family and friends, offset by the stress of extra shopping and events.  Many of us are either directly or indirectly affected by divorce.  The complexity of the additional houses and celebrations often intensify the […]

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