Monthly Archives: November 2015

November 30, 2015

Tax Tips: 5 Things to Know About the Child Tax Credit

The child tax credit may save you money if you have a qualified child.  Here are the top five things to know about this credit as it relates to divorce: Depending upon your tax filing status and your income you Continue reading…

November 25, 2015

Estate Planning After Divorce

As part of organizing your financial affairs following a divorce, you should also make preparations for your financial affairs after your death. Planning your estate is an essential part of getting one’s financial matters in order at any point in Continue reading…

November 24, 2015

Bonus Families – The Best Way to View Divorce

The viral video of a father reaching out to his ex-Wife’s new husband, his daughter’s stepdad, and asking him to join him and walk their daughter down the aisle has had a huge impact. It has been shared millions of Continue reading…

November 23, 2015

Cost Basis: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

As another tax season comes to a close, there are people all over the country digging through shoe boxes and file cabinets trying to meet their tax accountants’ request for cost basis information on an investment they sold last year. Continue reading…

November 18, 2015

Keeping More of Your Money in the Family: Choose Your Attorney Wisely

Categories: Divorce

After choosing your process wisely, discussed in my two previous blogs part 1 and part II, the next step is to choose your attorney wisely. I believe this is something to approach with significant thought about your goals, careful consideration Continue reading…

November 17, 2015

What is a QDRO?

For many, a significant portion of their post-divorce assets consist of a part of their former spouse’s company-sponsored retirement account. In order to split a company retirement account, the plan administrator of the pension, 401(k), 403(b) or other company retirement Continue reading…

November 16, 2015

Soccer and Parenting

Categories: Divorce

As a parent to youth players and season-ticket holder to a semi-professional team, I watch a lot of soccer. My daughter’s team plays at the elite level. In a game, they move around, pass to a teammate, trap the ball, look Continue reading…

November 11, 2015

Keeping More of Your Money in Your Family: 5 Quick Financial Tips

5 quick Divorce financial tips: These five are only a starting point. Plan your cash flow and spending carefully.  Do not over exaggerate.  You and your spouse only have so much income between the two of you.  Unless you can Continue reading…

November 10, 2015

Charities: What You Give vs. How Much You Give

Categories: BudgetingMoney and FinancesTaxes

The holiday season is when many people do a significant portion of their charitable giving for the year. Once you have decided which charitable organization to support and how much, you should also consider how to give that support. What Continue reading…

November 9, 2015

Creating Emotional Balance this Holiday Season

Married, separated, or divorced alike, it’s hard not to feel anxious about the upcoming holiday season. Whether you love it or are dreading it, the 2015 holiday season is just around the corner. Maybe you are feeling that there is Continue reading…