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Divorcing Parents: Avoid Taking Your Divorce Drama To Court

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCT divorce consequences for familiesYou’re getting divorced. It’s likely that one or both of you are angry, resentful, hurt, vindictive or any combination of other painful emotions. You want to lash out, to get back at your spouse or boost your own sense of esteem. Hiring the most aggressive litigious divorce lawyer you can find may seem like your smartest choice. Your ex is in for a fight! If you’re (more...)

You Get The China, I Get The Tools. Who Gets The Retirement Account

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A divorce can be expensive, both financially and emotionally. Dividing assets collected over years of marriage often is the most challenging part. The procedures for splitting checking accounts, and savings accounts, are thorough and laid out with all the fine print. What about retirement savings? That depends and a couple should get educated on dividing retirement accounts when divorcing.
As Forbest points out, governing bodies at different levels — state, federal & local — treat property different. Some states (more...)

Taking a Distribution From a Retirement Account

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{3:00 minutes to read} When Charles and Lisa decided to divorce, they hired attorneys, who negotiated the terms of their agreement. As part of their settlement, Charles would receive $100,000 from Lisa’s 401(k). They had almost no equity in their house and decided that Charles would move out and Lisa would refinance the mortgage. Charles looked for an apartment in the area and quickly realized that the cost to rent was almost as much (more...)

Eight Common Compensation Issues In Divorce

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Compensation issues in divorce usually come up in discussions about spousal support or alimony, and child support. While child support can be pretty formulaic with well-established rules for addressing different compensation concerns, spousal support is much more variable and often is not as straightforward as simply taking a number off a pay stub.
Other compensation issues such as stock options and deferred compensation impact division of assets negotiations. These arrangements can be complex and confusing with even the recipient (more...)

How to Cope With Divorce And The Threat Of Suicide

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The risk of suicide increases significantly with divorce. Knowing how to respond if you, your STBX or your child becomes suicidal is critical.
How do you know when to take a suicide threat seriously?
Should you put the divorce on hold or promise not to divorce?
Is it your fault if your STBX ends their life?
As a divorce coach, I worked with a few clients whose STBX has chosen to end their life during the divorce process. It&(more...)

Divorce Checklist – What To Do To Prepare for Your Divorce

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Divorce is a confusing and complicated process that can last longer than expected at times. While all that is required before filing for divorce is simply to be separated for one year from your spouse, there are numerous other things you will need to do to make sure you are protected. You will have to make difficult decisions in a short span of time. As such, here are some things you need to know or do to make this (more...)

The DivorceTown® Help and Hope Seminar/Financial Fundamentals of Divorce

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21 Feb, 2018

The DivorceTown® Help and Hope Seminar/Financial Fundamentals of Divorce
…Receive Financial, Emotional & Legal Support 
Friday, April 20, 2018: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PMOlive Garden2467 Cobb Parkway SESmyrna, GA 30080
LUNCH IS INCLUDED with your ticket purchase
Join us as we shine the spotlight on better ways to calm the chaos, find solutions, and connect the dots of divorce, as we help you make sense of (more...)

Mary J. Blige’s Divorce Nightmare Is Over

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Mary J. Blige has dodged a very bitter public divorce from Martin “Kendu” Isaacs.
The queen of hip-hop soul was supposed to appear in court Monday, March 5 for the divorce proceedings with her estranged husband Martin “Kendu” Isaacs, but they avoided the public drama by settling beforehand.
According to The Blast, the Oscar-nominated singer and actress settled her divorce in a private agreement a few days before they were supposed to face off in (more...)

Tips for Mothers Going Through Legal Separation or Divorce

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
Once the initial shock settles down and the divorce becomes a reality, you start realizing that your life will change in many ways when you become a single woman once again. A realization like this can be actually scary for many. However, like many others, you will also get used to these new changes gradually. So do not lose your cool and be patient.
It is indeed a gutsy role to be a single (more...)

Pros and Cons of Cohabitation Vs. Marriage in California

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
The subject of whether marriage better or cohabitation warrants a lot of debate based on people’s personal experiences and beliefs. There are some who believe nothing can replace a marriage in a loving relationship, while others beg to differ and believe that cohabitation is equally amazing without the legality of marriage. We discuss some of the benefits and disadvantages of cohabitation over marriage.
Pros of cohabitation over marriage 
One of the (more...)