Divorce is hard enough without adding a global pandemic into the mix. These are unprecedented times and if you are in the middle of the divorce process, I can only imagine what is going through your mind. I was going through my own divorce in 2008 when the stock market crashed due to the lending … Continue reading Divorce Just Got More Difficult: Here's One Thing You Can Do to Help Make Smart Choices
How I Reduced My Post Divorce Monthly Expenses…Again
After my divorce, I went on a rampage to reduce my monthly living expenses... read on to see how you can play the divorce card and take back control...
It’s National Make-a-Will Month: Realize the Power of Estate Planning
Did you know August is National Make-a-Will Month? How prepared are you in protecting your family especially after a divorce...read more
How to Survive A Post-Divorce College Graduation
When you are divorced, family events, like a graduation, can be a stressful time for everyone involved. Will my parents get along or will they make a scene? Will they sit together or on opposite sides of the auditorium? Who will be in the 'family' photo? Will we all be able to go out for … Continue reading How to Survive A Post-Divorce College Graduation
Contemplating Divorce? Take an Asset Inventory Now!
Ask ten different people what's the first thing you should do if you are contemplating a divorce and you will get ten different answers. But ask a CDFA™ (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) what the first thing is you should do, and they should say, take an asset inventory. What is an Asset Inventory? An 'inventory' … Continue reading Contemplating Divorce? Take an Asset Inventory Now!
Have You Read Your Divorce Agreement Lately?
The Most Important thing you need to do after your divorce is final - READ YOUR DIVORCE AGREEMENT! Sounds like a no-brainer right? But in my experience, I have found that many people never take the time to read their divorce agreement after the divorce. They come home from court, stick the agreement in a … Continue reading Have You Read Your Divorce Agreement Lately?
Divorced is divorced…
A good read! All I can say is that things get better and you find new ways to do things. I'm never alone when my girls (now 22 & 24) are with me, and Christmas is fun again!
College and Divorce -Take the Right Write-Off
If you have a child in college and the child receives a Form 1098-T, you may be able to take advantage of one of three different education tax benefits. What is even better is, if someone else is paying the tuition (per a Separation Agreement) but you are claiming the child as your dependent by … Continue reading College and Divorce -Take the Right Write-Off
My Divorce – How I Handled The Marital Home – Part 2
This is the second part of my previous blog post, Part 1. The suspense must be killing you...what did I do - buy, sell, rent or continue to live in the home? Our final Separation Agreement, known in Massachusetts as the Judgement Absolute, stated that we were to sell the marital home by a date … Continue reading My Divorce – How I Handled The Marital Home – Part 2
Options for the Marital Home – My Story
The best way to write an article about something, is to actually experience what you are writing about. I firmly believe that one cannot possibly understand what it is like to go through a divorce, unless you have experienced it yourself. This is true about all major life events that we experience throughout our lives. So, when … Continue reading Options for the Marital Home – My Story