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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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A New Approach to Child Support

While the failure to pay child support is never an excuse for one partner to withhold parenting time from the other, in an increasing number of states, the amount of time a parent spends with their children my affect the amount of child support received. Historically, many states followed formal guidelines for awarding child support […]

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Helping a Friend Through Divorce: What Can I Do?

It’s almost inevitable that at some point in life you’ll have a friend going through a divorce. As a friend, you’ll naturally want to help, but helping a friend through divorce is not an experience most people have learned to do. And, even if you’ve gone through divorce yourself, someone else’s situation may be different […]

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Keeping I Do, I DO!

Whether you have been married for 50 years or dating a year, your ability to communicate about finances is crucial to staying a happy couple. Couples committed to create a life together understand their relationship is a financial arrangement in addition to a romantic one.  Helping hundreds of families over the past two decades, one […]

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Protecting An Estate During And After Divorce

As a family lawyer, it is important to discuss with your client what can be done to protect their assets in the event they pass away before the divorce is final.  Protecting An Estate During And After Divorce can help you understand the ramifications of divorce on their financial and estate documents.

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When I Do Becomes I Don’t: Five Strategies for a Financially Responsible Divorce

Divorce is likely one of the hardest thing you will live through. You may have to make more decisions with your spouse trying to get divorced than you might have made in the next 10 years of marriage.  With every decision having significant financial, legal, relational and emotional impact, it often becomes a series of […]

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The Unlucky Housekeeper

One of the more important and complex financial decisions in a divorce is deciding whether to keep or sell the house.  The Unlucky Housekeeper provides insight on how couples must work together with their attorneys to find creative solutions to resolve the many issues surrounding the marital home.  

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Don’t Let a Divorce Wreck Your Business

Risk? As an entrepreneur, you can handle it.  Recession, loony regulation, stingy lenders, and litigious customers—you’re ready for them all.  But are you prepared for the risk that the person who sits across the breakfast table from you might one day be sitting across the table in an attorney’s office?  Don’t Let a Divorce Wreck Your […]

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