As a financial advisor, I do a lot of networking – casually meeting people at various events and learning about who they are and what they do, while also sharing my own experiences. When I explain that I specialize in financial planning for individuals who are going through a divorce, most often I see a […]
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As we continue to explore the process of becoming divorced, it is important to practice thoughtful “announcements” of this new phase of your life. While your personal business is just that – personal – this divorce will affect a lot of people. Family and friends will be concerned for your well-being, as well as have questions […]
Many divorcing couples seem to have the goal of revenge at any cost. These couples are unable to speak civilly to each other or mediate any issues. In some instances, they do their best to undermine each other, stall, and engage in other bad behavior. Couples obtaining divorces using the two-attorney adversarial process spent 134% […]
I remember clearly the feelings I had when my divorce was final. Yes, there were the feelings of doubt, uncertainty, and looming questions – after all, this was a man I had loved, raised a daughter with, and expected to spend my whole life with. But there were also those undeniable feelings of completion, turning […]
When I got divorced, all I wanted to do was spend my mental energy on healing and becoming whole again. However, I knew it was important to think about my finances. What I eventually realized was that becoming self-empowered over my finances was part of the healing process. I decided to take a step back […]
I once had a client come to me before having the “big conversation” with her husband. She wanted to understand her options, the process, and potential outcomes. She wanted to do her “homework” early. There were some privacy guidelines I had her follow, which can help anyone going through a divorce. Today, more than ever, […]
Studies show that incidences of divorce increase between the months of January & March. Here’s how to prepare if you’re considering divorce in the new year.
When emotions take over, it’s possible to make divorce mistakes – especially financially. Follow these tips to avoid devastating effects on your financial well-being.
The first holidays after a divorce can be particularly hard and stressful on everyone in your life, including yourself, your ex, your children, your in-laws, family, and friends. New rules are being created about where to be, who to be with, and how to behave. Here are five things that helped me after my divorce, […]
I recently attended a big family holiday party. Between the happy couple who hosted this festive occasion, their parents, aunts, uncles and siblings, 14 people in all, 14 divorces were represented (one person had two, and one had none). All are now in happy, committed relationships: some marriages, some relationships of long-standing, and some new […]