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Splitting Annuities in Divorce

September 14, 2019

Is an annuity account in your divorce picture? An annuity can seem harder to split than a marriage, according to an article in the May 2016 issue of Research Magazine. An annuity account gives the account holder the  right to receive periodic payments, usually fixed … Read More »

Splitting up or Divorcing? Top Ten Strategies to Maintain Your Sanity

September 12, 2019

Many divorce clients who meet with us for the first time are stressed out and imagining multiple horrible possible things that might happen.  Most of those things won’t happen, but when anxiety takes over, it is hard to think straight.  We strongly recommend realistic thinking — … Read More »

Divorce–Now or Later? Or Much Later?

September 10, 2019

Deciding to divorce is one choice; deciding when to divorce is another. Some seek divorce quickly upon encountering difficulties in their marriage; others wait.  That wait might be months, or it might be years. This post covers some timing considerations that come into play for many.  … Read More »

High Net Worth Divorces

September 8, 2019

Is yours a high net worth divorce? The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) defines a “high-net-worth individual” as an individual with at least $1,000,000 managed by his/her registered investment adviser, or whose net worth the investment adviser reasonably believes exceeds $2,000,000. The net worth of an … Read More »

How is Your Home Ownership Affected During Divorce?

September 6, 2019

The website Credit Marvel published an article titled “How is Our Mortgage Affected During Divorce?” that we comment upon here. The article’s text is in regular type; our comments are in bold italics. Here it is: With all of the changes in the mortgage industry since 2008, divorce affects … Read More »

Power Imbalance in Negotiating Your Divorce

September 4, 2019

FINANCES ARE AT THE HEART OF MOST DIVORCES – DO YOU KNOW ENOUGH? Knowledge is power. If you and your spouse divide the labor in your marriage, the spouse who does particular tasks or has particular responsibilities usually knows more about those tasks and responsibilities … Read More »

What Jeff Bezos Can Teach You About Divorce

August 31, 2019

IN DIVORCE, YOU MAY HAVE MUCH IN COMMON WITH AMAZON’S CEO Briggs P. Stahl recently wrote an article for Family Lawyer Magazine about certain legal issues in Jeff Bezos’s divorce (you can read the article here). The legal issues in divorces of couples whose net … Read More »

Introducing Your New Love to Your Children

August 28, 2019

WHETHER, WHEN AND HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR KIDS AND YOUR NEW SIGNIFICANT OTHER You’re divorced or separated and you’re dating someone you’re serious about. You want to introduce your new partner to your children. You want this introduction to go well. After all, these are … Read More »

DIVORCING? Get your Power of Attorney in Place at the Start

August 26, 2019

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU BECOME INCAPACITATED DURING YOUR DIVORCE? It is important at the outset of a divorce to sign (or change, if signed previously) a power of attorney and a health care proxy. A power of attorney is a legal document appointing another to … Read More »

Free Seminar — Divorce 101 — Learn the Basics

July 3, 2018

What happens if I get divorced?  How does the divorce process work?  Will I have enough money to support myself and my children?  Will I get to be with my children?  How does custody and visitation work?  What will happen to my house if we get … Read More »

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