Spousal Dishonesty – Red Flag

When I am called to work out the financials in a divorce case, often the larger reason I am there is to discover the extent of spousal dishonesty. There are often signs that were missed along the way and upon discovery of the affair or the addiction the innocent spouse will say, “Oh yeah, I did notice that……”

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Why I Decided to Focus on ADR

When I got my CDFA® credential in 2011, I thought I would be doing primarily litigation support – until I did some. 

My own divorce was a do-it-yourself divorce which turned out to be a huge mistake. I failed to put enough detail in the final documents to protect myself from my ex-husband’s ultimate bad behavior and ended up returning to court 3 times in the following 6 years.

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Important Things to Consider Prior To Announcing Your Divorce to your Spouse

Divorce is a very emotional and costly process. It can cause dramatic changes in lifestyle, destroy relationships, and leave a family emotionally devastated. Take enough time to carefully consider all aspects before you make a decision that will most certainly change your life. 

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Understanding Spousal Support

In North America, it’s the judge’s place to decide how the marital assets should be divided. By closely examining the income and assets of each spouse, the judge can determine if spousal support should be paid—and by whom. In some cases, the assets may generate sufficient income that either no spousal support is necessary or it can be reduced.

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Entering the Divorce Niche: Advice from the Experts

Divorce is a fast-paced niche in which to set up a business. Newcomers to the profession can often be overwhelmed with all the industry dos and don’ts. We asked seasoned divorce professionals from across the country and Canada what they believe newcomers to the industry should know.

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Post-Divorce Financial Pitfalls: Named Beneficiaries

Without exception, our clients want to move on with their lives as quickly as possible after they complete the financial negotiations of their divorce. Moving on includes taking control of their own finances. We regularly engage with clients to complete these items and there is one simple (to us) but infuriating (to clients) road-block that almost all face: changing or naming beneficiaries in the event of the client’s death.

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Retirement Accounts in Divorce: Five Common Questions

Retirement accounts are complicated, especially in divorce. Here are some questions you may run into.

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Top Ten Financial Errors in Divorce

CDFA® professionals from across the USA share some of the worst financial mistakes they’ve seen in their practices.

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Advice from a Judge

A family court judge talks about effective preparation for court—and how to achieve results in court by utilizing all available resources.

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Tick, Tock: Impact of the New Tax Law on Alimony and Divorce

Are your clients getting divorced in 2018 and planning to pay or receive alimony? You may not realize it, but there’s a tax “timer” hanging over their head and the buzzer is set to go off.

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