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Divorce Over 50? – Get to Know QDRO

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 and is filed under Divorce - Blog Category, Saving for Retirement, Videos on Women Money & Power

It is heart wrenching to be a spectator of a divorce. Many of us have witnessed one or more of our girlfriends go through the Big D (AKA hell) or, even worse, we’ve experienced it ourselves. No one wants to see a marriage dissolve – the parents, kids or the friends of the couple intertwined in the impending break-up. However, the divorce over 50 trend among couples is becoming a startling statistic. In the last 20 years, the divorce rate among baby boomer couples has doubled. Read More

Divorce Financial Checklist Part 2

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 and is filed under Divorce - Blog Category, Uncategorized

Be prepared with our Divorce Financial Checklist! If you’re contemplating a divorce, you’re likely overwhelmed by all of the emotions and uncertainty about the future associated with such a move. However, to get the most for your money and from your lawyer’s time, it’s important to get together all of your relevant financial information before you sit down with your attorney or Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

Divorce Checklist Part II

Powers of attorney. If you or your spouse have power of attorney for a family member or friend who is ill, incapacitated or otherwise can’t handle his or her own affairs, you’ll need to bring this documentation with you to your meeting with your divorce lawyer. Read More

Divorce Financial Checklist Part 1

Monday, April 6th, 2015 and is filed under Divorce - Blog Category

If you’re contemplating a divorce, you’re likely overwhelmed by all of the emotions and uncertainty about the future associated with such a move. However, to get the most for your money and from your lawyer’s time, it’s important to get together all of your relevant financial information before you sit down with your attorney or Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Be prepared with our Divorce Financial Checklist!

Financial Information You’ll Need for Your Meeting with Your Divorce Attorney (Part 1)
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Divorce and the Family Home: Stay or Go?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 and is filed under Divorce - Blog Category, Financial Planning Blogs, Uncategorized

Divorce and the Marital HomeWhen considering a divorce and the family home, take your time to evaluate your options. Don’t base your decision on emotions!

When facing a divorce, it’s common for one spouse to express a desire to stay in the family home. This can be for a number of reasons. The spouse may want to minimize disruption in the lives of the children. Or they may simply want the comfort of familiar surroundings as they face dramatic life-altering changes. Under these circumstances, many profound emotional forces can be at play.

Set emotions aside and ask yourself, does it make financial sense to retain the family home? Read More