Category Archives: Money and Divorce

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 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 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…

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…

December 8, 2015

Tax Tips: Divorce and Name Changes; 5 Action Steps

Being in the tax season moment, my next few blogs will address some common tax issues and implications resulting from divorce. The first issue/implication I will write about are name changes. It is quite common for a spouse going through Continue reading…

December 1, 2015

How Long Should You Keep Important Documents and Records?

It will really help your efforts to organize your financial affairs if you know how long you need to keep statements or documents. A survey by Consumer Reports showed that only 40% of respondents thought that they could find a Continue reading…

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…