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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Top Ten Divorce Terms to Know

One of the many things that makes divorce such a complicated and notoriously confusing business is the array of new terms, acronyms, and phrases tossed around throughout the process. Divorce has its own language, and it is important to be able to talk the talk with family lawyers, judges, collaborative divorce professionals, and clients. Here are ten divorce terms to jumpstart your journey to divorce literacy.

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Survey: Separated People now Contacting CDFA® Professionals before Lawyers

People at the beginning of the divorce process now recognize that the financial issues they’re facing are as important as the legal ones—and many of them are now seeking financial advice about their situation before they enter a lawyer’s office.

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Survey: CDFA Professionals Reveal the Leading Causes of Divorce

According to a recent survey of 191 CDFA® professionals from across North America, the three leading causes of divorce are "basic incompatibility" (43%), "infidelity" (28%), and "money issues" (22%). "Emotional and/or physical abuse" lagged far behind (5.8%), and "parenting issues/arguments" and "addiction and/or alcoholism issues" received only .5% each.

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