Category Archives: Alimony

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…

September 21, 2015

The Collaborative “Team”: The Role of the Financial Neutral

1The Financial Neutral often plays an invaluable role for the divorcing couple. Usually a Certified Financial Planner, and often also someone with the additional certification of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, the Financial Neutral also has training specifically in the collaborative Continue reading…

March 31, 2015

Social Security and Your Retirement – Part 3: Spousal Benefits & Divorce

When contemplating the pros and cons of getting divorced, I doubt anyone ever puts in the pros column “easier to claim Social Security Spousal Benefits”. Some people may not even realize that they can get Social Security spousal benefits based Continue reading…

February 11, 2015

Don’t Spare the Financial Neutral

Recently, I had an initial interview with a prospective client who was considering using the services of a Collaborative attorney for his divorce. He and his wife had already done the adversarial “thing” on their own – thus the divorce Continue reading…

July 10, 2013

Why Prenuptial Agreements?

Prenuptial agreements – “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” For people planning their wedding, the thought of entering into a prenuptial agreement may seem unromantic and pessimistic. It addresses what would happen if your marriage doesn’t work out. But Continue reading…

June 21, 2013

Divorce: Not One-Size-Fits-All

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A recent article in Time Magazine called The End of Alimony discusses some of the potentially unfair and unrealistic outcomes that can result from the current family legal system. The example highlighted in the article discusses a second wife having Continue reading…

June 13, 2013

Spousal Maintenance: First vs. Second Wives

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Wow, the phrase “First vs. Second Wives” makes me cringe.  There is so much wrong with it, or at least so much to dislike or be uncomfortable about. Let me count the ways (Keep in mind that this is in the 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…