Keeping Your Relationship With Your Child Strong During Your Divorce

There is no doubt the marital separation road has numerous potholes, and often you are unsure how your family will be impacted. But did you know there is help for all involved, including your children? When you choose a collaborative divorce instead of an adversarial court model, you can divorce AND keep your family intact – it really can happen! The collaborative divorce model works on a team model with an attorney for each spouse, a neutral financial expert and mental health experts who are available to help find the best path forward for you,  your spouse and your children. […]

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Which Divorce Path Is Right for You?

When you begin to realize that your marriage is falling apart and the best path forward is to get a divorce, your mind then goes into hyper-drive because you are not sure which divorce process will work the best and keep your family unit intact. In California, there are four different types of divorce processes, let’s talk about each one: In a traditional negotiated or litigated divorce, the courts and attorneys take a key role in deciding your fate for financial support, division of assets and child custody. This method can be  costly and it can take a long time […]

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How Does Divorce Affect Your Taxes?

When you find yourself moving forward with a divorce, it can feel like you have a tsunami landing on top of you! There are so many moving parts. The good news is that if you and your spouse choose the collaborative process, you can work through your financial landscape in a non-adversarial, no-court method. You may also choose to have a neutral financial advisor who can help both of you develop a financial agreement that is agreeable to both of you. Often, we see couples who are divorcing that have not considered how their taxes will be impacted. And when […]

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How Divorce Affects Retirement

When you find that you and your spouse need to get a divorce, there are so many moving parts. One that is often overlooked is how your divorce will affect your retirement. The closer you are to retirement, the more front and center this becomes when divorcing. Divorce in this age group is often referred to as a gray divorce. During a collaborative divorce, couples meet with a neutral financial professional who can help untangle a complicated financial landscape and determine how the financials, including retirement, can be distributed in a mutually agreeable way without court and litigation. Here are […]

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Self-Care Tips for Parents Who Are Divorcing

If you have ever flown, during the in-flight safety education the flight attendants tell you that if the cabin loses pressure and you are flying with a small child, put your oxygen mask on first, then assist your child. If you don’t take the time to put yourself first in putting on the mask, you may be unable to help your child and yourself. In today’s fast-paced world, we have put ourselves last on the list, if we are even on the list at all. Putting yourself last on the list can be very detrimental to your health and emotional […]