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How To Refresh Your Home After Divorce Without Breaking The Bank

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You are probably going through one of the hardest times of your life. Whether you’ve been married for 3 years or 20 years, divorce is never easy. It will take time and effort for you to get used to the feeling of being on your own, instead of part of a team. Often, it’s hard to look outside of your situation when all you’re feeling at the time is sadness. While you may (more...)

5 Ways To Improve Your Finances

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Life after a divorce can be pretty complicated, since this life-changing instance can have a direct impact on your finances. Regarding money, there are plenty of things going on in your life that are going to need your attention. These five tips will help you improve your financial situation and limit your stress during this difficult time.

Assess Your Current Financial Strategy

One of the most important things you can do after a divorce is assess your financial status. (more...)

What Happens To Maintenance If Your Ex Dies?

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Throughout the process of divorce, many logistics need to be settled, sorted and agreed upon. These items can range from asset allocation, property distribution, and possibly child custody. Something to consider beyond this time is the financial support that one spouse may offer the other.

In traditional spousal support payouts, if the financial supporter passes away, the payments to the ex-spouse can sometimes also halt with the death.

Whether there is a legal obligation through court order alimony or (more...)

5 Steps Everyone Should Take To Reassess Their Finances After A Divorce

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There’s plenty of things that you begin to doubt when you’re going through a divorce. Make sure your personal finances aren’t one of them. 

All too often, those
enduring divorce fall victim to dramatics and heated emotions, leading to rash
decisions. Gain control of your future by knowing the appropriate route to take
when moving forward. Make the most of your monetary assets, realize exactly
what you should protect and move on (more...)

What is Conscious Uncoupling? And Can it Help My Divorce?

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Popularized due to its use by Hollywood celebrities, the term “conscious uncoupling” at its core involves two spouses or partners looking to separate with the least amount of damage possible; the focus is on a respectful way to end a relationship. Instead of the contentious child custody negotiations that might typically ensue, spouses who “consciously uncouple” seek to turn down the heat in a spirit of cohesion and co-parenting. It’s important to note (more...)

Holiday Shopping Tips For A Divorced Parent

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Divorce is a stressful and life-changing event that can be tough on families all year round. But as the holiday season approaches, this can bring even more tension among children and parents. Kids might be splitting time between parents, stress-levels can be higher than usual, and parents may be struggling financially.

This becomes even more apparent when it comes time for holiday shopping. The financial toll of divorce—whether it’s paying for lawyers, declaring bankruptcy, or (more...)

How to Reach an Agreement in a Successful Mediation

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If you are in the midst of a divorce right now you may be considering mediation. Mediation is a common form of dispute resolution available as an alternative to the traditional court procedure. Think of mediation as an amicable negotiation with your spouse through the support of a third party referee. Mediation is quicker, cheaper, and more private than the regular divorce track, however it may not be for every couple. We have previously discussed the pros and cons (more...)

Alimony: Here’s What You Can Expect

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California and some other states offer legal separation and dissolution of marriage. For either, one person must file a petition in the court. If you have children and/or you need spousal support, you may apply to the court for temporary support only if you filed for divorce, legal separation, annulment of your marriage or if you have a protective order against your spouse. During the divorce trial, the court may revisit the temporary support orders. At (more...)

Why You Can’t Win A Divorce

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And what to expect along the way

Going through a divorce is stressful for everyone involved, including spouses and their children. Pop culture has ingrained the idea that one “wins” divorce, but it is so much more complicated than that.

Dealing with the legal process and financial obligations can be overwhelming, let alone the parenting aspect. Then there is the healing process and moving forward either living single or dating. All of this amounts to enormous stress, (more...)

What You Need To Know About The Divorced Spouse Social Security Benefit

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A big part of divorce is figuring out the impact ending your
marriage will have on your finances. The obvious concerns are what it means for
your present lifestyle, but you can’t ignore the consequences on retirement. That
means understanding the Divorced Spouse Social Security benefit. There are lots
of rules and caveats for this benefit and it’s hard to remember them all …

Joining me for this Conversation is Leah Hadley from Great Lakes (more...)