Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31, 2016

The Advantages of an Attorney and Counselor at Law

I have just gotten back from a Continuing Legal Education class to help satisfy my requirements for ethics credits. The title of the class was How to Be a Happy, Healthy and Ethical Lawyer. It helped reacquaint me with the Continue reading…

May 26, 2016

Finances & Divorce: 9 Questions to Prepare

Categories: Divorce

When you first consider divorce, there are often many financial questions and concerns.  A complete resolution will answer many of these questions, but it is important to have a complete understanding of the financial situation before coming up with resolutions.  Continue reading…

May 25, 2016

Retirement Accounts & Divorce: 5 Things to Know

Categories: Divorce

In divorce, there are many things to consider with retirement accounts.  Here are 5 important facts/questions to keep in mind when dealing with such accounts during a divorce. Tax Free Division. In Minnesota, retirement accounts that were created during the Continue reading…

May 24, 2016

Divorce: Opportunity to Confront Fear

Categories: Divorce

Fear is one of the most innate underpinnings of humanity. Indeed, in our earliest stages of development, fear was essential to our very survival. When we lived in a physical environment that posed regular and daily threats to our existence Continue reading…

May 16, 2016

Single Parents Often Walk a Financial Tightrope

Being a single parent demands so much of a person’s time and energy that taking care of longer-term financial concerns often take a back seat. So many single parents face financial restrictions that make it seem they are constantly on Continue reading…

May 5, 2016

Designing Divorces

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

“Mom, why won’t this piece fit here like it should?” My son is trying to build a Lego kit, and has made a mistake in the previous steps while trying to follow the directions. He keeps fitting the pieces together, Continue reading…

May 4, 2016

The Trauma of Living

Categories: Divorce

On my way to the world last week I stumbled upon an article in The Guardian magazine that caught my attention. Richard Bentall wrote the article, entitled Mental Illness is a Result of Misery, yet still we stigmatise it. The Continue reading…

May 3, 2016

Investing in yourself can be the most profitable investment that you can make.

While we financial advisors need to know a lot about numbers, we often use some shortcut “rules-of-thumb” to make quick estimates.  Two of those rules-of-thumb are the Rule of 72 and the Rule of 115. The rule of 72 is Continue reading…