Category Archives: Finances and Divorce

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…

April 13, 2016

Getting Help Following Divorce, Part 2 – How to choose a Financial Planner

Determining who is best qualified to help you reach your financial goals, understanding what they can do for you, and getting clarity on how they get paid for their services may be a challenge if this is all new to Continue reading…

April 5, 2016

Logistics After a Divorce Ends

When a couple divorces, the final decree or order from a Court typically dictates how property shall be divided, how the children shall be parented, and what support will be paid moving forward.  The decree will give you the dates Continue reading…

April 4, 2016

Making Cash Flow, Flow Positively

One of the challenges of divorce is separating income that used to be joint income, along with separating into two households versus one. This is a recipe for cash flow drain for most couples.  All of the sudden the same Continue reading…

March 15, 2016

Getting Help After Divorce, Part 1 – How Does Financial Planning Work?

Once you have completed your divorce, the list of things to figure out can be daunting. It can be easy to push off those things that don’t seem to affect your daily routine.  Some of those things that you have Continue reading…

February 25, 2016

Checklists and Notebooks

As an attorney with two small children, I am very aware of how crazy family life can be, even on the good days. I am always looking for ways to create more peace in my day-to-day life, and in the Continue reading…

February 23, 2016

Keeping an Eye on Your Credit: During & After Divorce

Divorce is not fun for anyone nor is it a financially savvy thing to go through. You are splitting up what you own and what you owe to others. This often includes unpaid credit card balances and loans. What can Continue reading…

February 2, 2016

Investing 101 – Stock Basics

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, chances are you own a couple of these financial instruments and possibly all of them in your portfolio. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone clearly explained what they are and why you should invest in Continue reading…

January 25, 2016

Patience & Divorce

Having friends scattered throughout the country has shown me just how drastic divorce proceedings and turnarounds can be. My friend in Baltimore, Maryland, who was married for 5 years with no kids, had no battles over property division, and her Continue reading…

January 13, 2016

The First Steps in My Collaborative Case

Yesterday, I attended the first joint meeting in my first Collaborative case.  We reviewed and signed the Participation Agreement and Joint Petition, and the four of us progressed efficiently through the agenda that I had proposed. My beginner’s anxiety about Continue reading…