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Ten Financial Essentials You Need Know For Your Divorce

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Whether or not you’re using attorneys, to get started on your divorce, you will have to gather all of your financial information and share it with your spouse (and vice versa).
Many people, inadvertently skip this step and jump straight into discussions about who’s going to keep the house and how other assets should be divided.
That’s not smart and it can lead to deadlocks and breakdowns in the negotiations. You’ll (more...)

How to Understand a Business Valuation in Your Divorce

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Your wife is a very successful dermatologist. She owns a practice with 3 other doctors. Your family lived the life of their dreams until your wife cheated with your neighbor and told you she was leaving you.
You don’t earn nearly the income she does. Her career came first and yours always took a backseat.  You are counting on receiving money from her business to assist you financially until you can (more...)

How To Share Your Child’s Expenses With Your Ex

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One common area for post-divorce conflict is child-related expenses. To minimize this, it is important to discuss before the divorce is final how will you and your ex share your child’s expenses.
Even with a clear agreement in the divorce papers, this unfortunately can be a minefield on many levels. It leads to disputes about what expenses should be incurred, what should be shared, what’s the fairest way of sharing them, getting reimbursed and on (more...)

The Psychotherapist’s Guide To Healing & Transformation After Divorce

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It’s intimidating to spill our guts to a stranger, even when that person is a highly trained and licensed professional. Many of us feel that making an appointment with a psychotherapist means that there is “something wrong” with us. Rachel Sussman allays any fears you might have about seeking counseling. Rachel is a licensed psychotherapist located in New York City, but she helps individuals and couples all over North America with (more...)

How To Overcome Unfairness In Divorce

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It happens to the best of us. We navigate divorce, trying our hardest to be logical and rise about the drama and pettiness of our former partners, but every once in a while, the feeling hits.
Fairness. Unfairness. The feeling like we’ve been screwed over during divorce.
You know exactly what I’m talking about. Do any of the following sound like things you have said or thought?
“It’s not fair that my (more...)

How To Make Sense Of Financial Planning After Divorce

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The reality of every divorce is that there is always less money after divorce and ending a marriage means facing that reality.
For some people it means having to manage the household finances for the first time either in a long time or sometimes, for the first time ever. It means there is no more shopping and buying things with an open credit card, with no spending limits and having a spouse who takes care of the bills.
For (more...)

How To Save Money On The Legal Costs Of Your Divorce

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Saving money on the legal costs of your divorce is something most people would love to do. Not spending money on legal advice is one way to do that but as the British would say, that’s being penny wise, pound foolish. Most people would benefit from at least some legal help even if it’s one-time consultation on a specific issue.
If you have any sort of complication such as an inheritance that’s been (more...)

The Real Cost of Divorce

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The Real Cost of DivorceTue, 05/24/2016 - 16:43 When people think about divorce, the thought of how much it will cost sometimes follows. Depending on your situation, the monetary cost of divorce can vary greatly. In any case, ending a marriage will have a price, but that price includes more than just money. Emotional distress, energy, and time are also included in the real cost of divorce. Learn about the various aspects of the (more...)

Healing Heartbreak After Separation

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Healing Heartbreak After SeparationThu, 06/23/2016 - 16:50 A happy relationship that lasts forever is something that many people hope to find. Many people get married, buy a home together, have children, and blend their lives together all with the idea that life will remain this way forever. While many people remain in this situation, many others find themselves falling out of it. A separation or divorce brings a good deal of heartbreak along with (more...)

6 Common Mistakes Divorced Parents Make

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I was about three years old when my parents got divorced. I never knew what it was like to live in a home with two parents. The only marriages I witnessed were their second ones to my stepparents. That was my reality. The idea of ex-husbands and ex-wives getting along and being friends was an alien concept to me. It did not exist in my world; thus, as a child, I believed that reality did not exist anywhere else. (more...)