Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 31, 2013

Hard Conversations With Elderly Parents

Categories: Collaborative LawParents

My parents are 87 years old and I have recently had to face their realities which include limited mobility, increased health problems, and questions about whether they should stay in their home, go to an assisted living facility, or get Continue reading…

May 30, 2013

Some of the Best Things in Divorce Are Free

It occurs to me that just as in the rest of our lives, some of the best things in divorce are free. Here are more than a few free items that I came up with on a recent afternoon. Initial Continue reading…

May 29, 2013

Penny Pinching

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

No divorce comes without a price. By choosing a Collaborative Divorce, you’ve taken the first step toward getting the most value for the costs you incurred. To help you further maximize the value you’ll receive, here are three more tips. Continue reading…

May 28, 2013

Four Things You Need to Financially Survive a Divorce

There are four basic things that you will need to survive divorce: a place to live, little or no debt, retirement assets and liquid money.  You should strive for a balance of each of these.  You need a mix of Continue reading…

May 27, 2013

Support Options for Coparenting

Angelina Jolie has been a news-maker lately for her courageous decision to disclose her personal health care response to having a breast cancer gene. You may have noticed in her media interviews how often she has referred to “my partner, Continue reading…

May 24, 2013

Transfer of the House

Categories: Divorce

When you get divorced and take the house as part of the divorce, there are no tax implications on the sale of the house if you have a lived in the house for two of the last five years and Continue reading…

May 24, 2013

Dear Ex: We Need to Update After the Divorce…

Categories: DivorceMoney and FinancesParents

The hard work begins after your divorce as you start down the path to a new life and new roles (co-parent, single person, someone’s ex …). Given all the effort you are putting into managing the things that are changing, Continue reading…

May 23, 2013

Divorce Alimony: How Much for How Long?

Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is one of the most difficult issues in divorce. How much? How long? Can it be modified? These are the questions that must be answered by divorcing couples. Faced with having to support two households rather than Continue reading…

May 23, 2013

A Special Tax Code in Divorce

Categories: DivorceTaxes and Divorce

We all know that if you take money out of a retirement plan before the age of 59 1/2 you will have to pay state and federal income taxes and a 10% penalty. But, there is a special loophole in Continue reading…

May 22, 2013

Same-Sex Divorce for Couples Married in Other States

While much of the focus of the new law legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota is focused on the upcoming weddings, the new law also paves the way for same-sex couples to legally divorce once the law goes into effect on Continue reading…