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Considering Divorce? 6 Advantages To Filing First

If you want to be in the best position during your divorce, you should file first. Read this article to find out why.

How to Cope With Financial Threats During a Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do, but splitting the money is even harder...

Division of Assets in a Divorce

Are you prepared to lose 50 percent of your net income?

Not Ready to Divorce? Beware the Pitfalls of Long-term Separation

Meet Christine and Jake — a hypothetical composite couple who incorporates many of the situations I have seen and heard as a CDFA. Christine has long known that her marriage to Jake is essentially over. When he got an apartment in town, it was so...

Do I Need a Financial Advisor and a Divorce Lawyer?

If you’re dealing with the intricacies of a divorce, you might start to wonder: Do I really need a financial advisor if I’m already working with a divorce lawyer? As you move through the divorce process, you will be required to make quite a few...

Hustle Through a Heartbreak

“I don’t think this is going to work”, he said. In that moment, I felt like a giant fist punched through my belly, taking all of my oxygen with it. My heart was surely breaking. The next week was a blur.  I cried and cried. I spent hours a day...

5 Ways To Protect Your Relationship From Financial Damage

When I read the words we put on the page, my stomach started to feel queasy. I silently recited my mantra (“What would I tell a client to do?”) and put my pen to paper, scrawling my name across the black line. A few minutes later, our co-tenancy...

Does Facebook Break Up Marriages?

Facebook users, beware. You may be one “like” away from divorce court. A growing body of research links increased use of Facebook to marital discord. The latest of these studies, published in the July 2014 issue of the journal “Computers in Human...

How to Prevent Relationship Ruin

In 2007, I set out to build my first business as a health coach. I was putting myself through school, working a full-time job and a second part-time job, all while taking the steps to lay the foundation for my business. I was busy. I was also...