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The financial impact of a divorce can be devastating. However, with proper planning and expert help from professionals, you can be best prepared for common divorce planning issues.
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FINANCIAL PLANNING & DIVORCE

by Robert Russell Shampine Level 8
Divorce ranks as one of the most stressful of life’s events. Because it often involves change in every area of life, it often requires a fundamental reexamination of future goals and expectations. Once divorce has ...(more)
Comment   |  Oct 01, 2016
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A Tale of Love

by Carlos Sera Level 20
A TALE OF LOVE “SHARED VALUES”     I love sayings.  One of my favorites is about married couples.  The saying is, “Couples get divorced over three things—money, sex and religion.”  I am no expert on sex or religion, ...(more)
Comment   |  Sep 24, 2015
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Divorce Your Spouse, Not Your Dollars

by Bonnie Ashby Sewell Level 8
Know what you’re negotiating, understand the impact of taxes, and  accurately express your spending needs.  Negotiating your divorce without a written understanding of your finances is like taking a hike without maps or ...(more)
Comment   |  Jan 10, 2015 from Leesburg, VA
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Will Divorce affect your Social Security?

by Douglas J. Lyons, CFA, CFP®, CDFA™ Level 19
Social security has been paying benefits to senior citizens for close to 80 years now, so it’s no wonder that Americans take it for granted. Americans all have the expectation that we pay into the program during our ...(more)
Comment   |  Nov 04, 2014 from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Five Key Financial Steps to Take Before Filing for Divorce

by Justin Anthony Reckers Level 10
Preparation is key. While planning for divorce is probably not on the top of anyone’s to-do list, if you are considering divorce, ironing out the current state of your finances should be. The first financial steps taken ...(more)
Comment   |  Sep 29, 2014 from San Diego, CA
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Smart Money Moves After A Divorce

by Theodore Michael Jenkin Level 19
Divorce is one of those life events that may be one of the most difficult transitions any person has to make.  Some of the divorces end up amicably, while others end up with such irreconcilable differences that the two ...(more)
Comment   |  Jul 15, 2014 from Alpharetta, GA
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Should I Sell My Interest in a Family Business in Divorce? A Guide

by Justin Anthony Reckers Level 10
America is a country built on the backs of small business owners and entrepreneurs. When these small business owners and entrepreneurs are a married couple the business is simultaneously the largest asset they own and ...(more)
Comment   |  Jun 23, 2014 from San Diego, CA
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Top 35 Divorce Financial Planning Mistakes

by Justin Anthony Reckers Level 10
Following are 35 of the most common and sometimes devastating financial mistakes made during divorce. Pacific Divorce Management’s knowledge, experience and proven Divorce Financial Planning system provides the creative ...(more)
Comment   |  Jun 23, 2014 from San Diego, CA
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Managing Finances after a Divorce

by Lawrence E Wall Level 9
Money is one of the most oft-cited reasons for couples to get divorced, yet getting a divorce is one of the worst things that can happen to your finances. In addition to the lawyer fees, your household’s budget will be ...(more)
Comment   |  May 20, 2014 from Birmingham, AL
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Social Security Benefits After Divorce

by Michael C Pemberton Level 19
Meet Jane, a working woman who is 62, who is wondering about her social security benefits after divorce. Jane’s marriage of 23 years to Harry ended in a divorce a little over 8 years ago. She’s been working hard the ...(more)
Comment   |  Oct 01, 2013 from Atlanta, GA
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Preparing Financially for Divorce

by Douglas J. Lyons, CFA, CFP®, CDFA™ Level 19
 Divorce can be a very emotional time and thinking about your financial future may seem difficult if not impossible. Considering your current and future financial situation is one of the most important things you can do ...(more)
Comment   |  Sep 30, 2013 from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Key Financial Planning Steps in a Divorce

by Herb White, CFP®, MBA Level 16
Sadly, when couples divorce, it’s the finances that end up causing so much pain. Divorcing spouses are often caught unawares, not realizing that if they had done a little financial planning earlier, their split up could ...(more)
1 Comment   |  Sep 20, 2013 from Englewood, CO
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Financial Planning and Divorce

by James D. Kinney, CFP® Level 20
The Right Financial Adviser can Help You Survive the Financial Perils of Divorce So you’re getting divorced.  Maybe it was your idea.  Maybe not.  But the decisions you (and your spouse) make early on in this process ...(more)
Comment   |  Jul 03, 2013 from Bridgewater, NJ
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Marital versus Separate Property in Business

by Michael Kothakota, CFP®, AFC®, CDFA™ Level 17
Divorce is never fun.  In fact, it ranks just behind losing a child as the most traumatic event that can happen in your lifetime. Throw in finances, and things just get crazy. We’ve discussed issues such as alimony, ...(more)
Comment   |  Jun 15, 2013 from Apex, NC
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Seven Financial Mistakes You Can Make During a Divorce

by Michael Kothakota, CFP®, AFC®, CDFA™ Level 17
The seven worst financial mistakes you can make during your divorce. 1)  Making a major purchase - Perhaps a new house?  A new car?  These are purchases that may impact your situation negatively.  For example.  You are ...(more)
Comment   |  Jun 06, 2013 from Apex, NC
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Which Assets are best to get in a Divorce?

by Michael Kothakota, CFP®, AFC®, CDFA™ Level 17
  Think about the things that are most valuable to you, and if you were to split with your spouse, which things would you want to keep for yourself. Some people pick the house.  Others want to keep their cars.  Some ...(more)
Comment   |  Jun 06, 2013 from Apex, NC
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The Financial Benefits of Collaborative DIvorce

by Michael Kothakota, CFP®, AFC®, CDFA™ Level 17
A typical divorce is a long, costly process – both emotionally and financially. Once in the court system, a divorce case can often take at least 18 months (or longer) to resolve. Attorney and court fees can pile up in a ...(more)
Comment   |  Jun 06, 2013 from Apex, NC
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Divorce - 5 Financial Mistakes

by Douglas J. Lyons, CFA, CFP®, CDFA™ Level 19
Divorce can be a traumatic experience for many, but by avoiding some common financial mistakes, divorce can be made a little easier. Whether you are using the collaborative process, mediation, or litigation, ...(more)
Comment   |  Feb 08, 2013 from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Divorce & Retirement

by Douglas J. Lyons, CFA, CFP®, CDFA™ Level 19
One of the biggest fears about divorce is facing the rest of life alone. That fear is compounded when the cost of that future is uncertain. Fear is overcome through education and understanding. You first need to ...(more)
Comment   |  Feb 08, 2013 from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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The Five Hidden Costs of Getting Divorced

by Jason Hull Level 20
    “Ah, yes, divorce ... from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.” --Robin Williams It seems like in every large city, there’s one divorce attorney who owns the market on ...(more)
Comment   |  Jan 22, 2013 from Fort Worth, TX
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