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Financially Recovering After Divorce

The financial stress from a divorce ranks up there with the death of a loved one. A divorce didn’t happen overnight, so recovering from it financially won’t either. The first thing we should mention is to make sure you and your spouse divorce using the collaborative divorce process and a neutral financial mediator. The collaborative process brings financial privacy, amicable agreements and planning for the future once your divorce is finalized by utilizing a financial divorce specialist who can help both you and your spouse understand your financial landscape pre- and post-divorce. Here are a few tips a financial neutral […]

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Updating Your Estate Plan After Divorce

When you and your spouse are finalizing your divorce, there are many things to add to your post-divorce checklist, which can sometimes feel very emotionally and financially overwhelming. Nevertheless, it is important to complete and/or update your estate plan after your divorce is finalized. In the past, estate planning was a simple process, but in today’s world, it is a very different, complex process. So many factors can play a part in your planning, from complex financials, blended marriages, multiple marriages and stepchildren. Each of these situations warrants working with an estate or trust planner who not only understands estate […]

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Planning Ahead for a Successful School Year After Divorce

Divorce certainly changes a family in ways that can last a lifetime, and often the children bear the brunt in ways we can’t fully understand. Children do not raise their hand and say, “I am struggling, I am hurting, or I am so very sad or angry.” When children are struggling emotionally, it often shows up at school with behavior and academic changes. It’s like an iceberg, and the small tip is jutting out of the water while the massive formation lurks underneath – and this is where deep emotional issues and hurt lives. But as a parent, we want […]

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How to Know Your Relationship Is Over

When you and your spouse said, “I do,” divorce was not even on your radar screen, but as the honeymoon phase waned and time marched on, you began to discover that “happy ever after” was not going to be the outcome you desired. While there are numerous reasons divorce occurs, it is sometimes hard to realize that your relationship with your spouse has ended. We often find with our clients that there are some predictable things that occur. Here are a few of them: Daydreaming about leaving your spouse on a constant basis The bad parts of your marriage outweigh […]

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Is It Okay to Use Social Media When Going Through a Divorce?

Did you know that by the time a child is 5 years old, there are over 1500 images of them on social media? Were you aware that the average time it takes to post a newborn’s photo is about 57 minutes after they were born? Using social media is very commonplace today, and because of this guidance, discussing and agreeing to social postings has become mainstream in the divorce process. Social media is a real struggle for parents to navigate, not only for the children of the marriage but for couples. Many people do not realize the damage caused by […]

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