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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...)

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...)

What Happens To Your Business In Your Divorce?

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If you have your own business and you’re ending your marriage, then you’re going to want to know what happens to your business in divorce.
Probably about half of my clients either have their own business or their spouse is self-employed and there’s a huge variety in what those businesses look like. I’ve seen blogs that are strictly a side-job that probably cost more to run than the revenue they generate, (more...)

Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce

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Discovering that your spouse has been hiding assets from you can leave a bad taste in your mouth. It can make you angry, upset, and confused. You’re already going through a divorce, a process that is difficult enough in itself, and now this is one massively rotten cherry on top.
The reality is we live hectic lives. Our days seem to fly by and the world around us moves quickly. Unfortunately for that reason, it is often (more...)

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes Cozy Up At Pre-Grammy’s Gala

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Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes made a rare appearance together this weekend, but they still masqueraded as friends.
The celebrity pair have been rumored to be dating for years, but the two have kept it on the down low. They were first spotted together late last year holding hands as they strolled on the beach.
On Saturday, the actors sat next to each other looking cozy at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Awards Gala, but the two arrived separately with (more...)

Want To Save Your Marriage? Consider A Post-Nup

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If you’re trying to save your marriage then a post-nup could be exactly what you need. The communication that goes into creating a post-nuptial agreement has the potential to create meaningful and lasting change to your relationship. And if that change doesn’t last, then having an agreement could certainly make divorce easier.
Tom Gardiner is a Chicago-based attorney and author of The Post-Nup Solution: How To Save A Marriage In Crisis-or End It Fairly (available (more...)

The Holidays and Your Children: Custody in Special Situations

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Child Custody During the Holidays
The Holiday season seems to come upon us quicker and quicker every year, and with it comes hectic schedules full of holiday parties and family gatherings. With all of the holiday cheer and places to be, it is important to follow your custody schedule.
Child Custody schedules come in all different shapes and sizes. Before making holiday plans, read over your custody order or separation agreement to avoid misunderstandings.
What documents are used to (more...)

Mariah Carey Gets Millions From Ex For “Inconveniencing” Her

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Mariah Carey just got richer.
When Mariah Carey and her ex-fiance billionaire James Packer split last year, the diva demanded $50 million for the “inconvenience” of moving from NYC to Los Angeles to be with Packer. As ridiculous as that sounded at the time, it turns out Packer did end up settling with his ex-fiancé just recently.
The Blast is reporting that Packer and Carey settled a few months ago, but it was a far (more...)

Cryptocurrency and High Net Worth Divorce

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Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin is a global, digital currency. A cryptocurrency doesn’t exist in the tangible world — it’s all virtual.
Bitcoins move around the Internet anonymously and can be hard to trace. Users don’t need to provide names or other forms of ID as the money is banked in the cloud. Bitcoin is becoming attractive for scorned spouses who want to hide assets during a divorce.
The process uses bank and wire (more...)

10 Important Things You Need To Know About Divorce And Your Credit Score

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Lots of people are talking about their credit score now with the Equifax data breach but that’s not the only reason you should be monitoring it. There are ten important things you need to know about divorce and your credit score and that’s what I’m talking about in this latest episode of Conversations About Divorce.
My guest for this Conversation is Samantha Gregory from Rich Single Momma. Samantha shares a wealth of knowledge, (more...)