Last week I attended an eye opening event – the Annual Conference for Collaborative Divorce Texas. I had the pleasure of listening to top Texas collaborative professionals (including several from Austin). More importantly, I had the opportunity to listen to a panel of three divorced couples discuss the pros and cons of their own collaborative … Continue reading Collaborative, Mediation, or Litigation: Which Divorce Process Will Work for You?
A “Kitchen Table” divorce congers up an image of a couple sitting down over a cup of coffee to divide what they have and what they owe in a manner that works for both parties going forward. They competently agree to the terms, split up, shake hands and move on with their lives without ever having to … Continue reading A “Kitchen Table” Divorce That Just Might Work
Experienced family law attorneys and Certified Divorce Financial Analysts™ (CDFAs) are ideal referral partners and more. CDFAs Build a Financial Picture CDFAs do the homework. We gather the tax returns and other financial documents that attorneys need. We know which additional documents will help get to the real picture. Then we organize financial information and provide … Continue reading Four Reasons Why Great Family Law Attorneys use Certified Divorce Financial Analysts™
When you marry, you agree to abide by the laws in your state with respect to divorce. In divorce, many spouses finally take the time to learn about those rules. But it’s often too late. For example, Sally didn’t know the rules of separate property so she didn’t know that much of Bill’s wealth was … Continue reading A Thoughtful Guide to Divorce Mediation: The Money Issue
I recently attended the annual conference of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners. A presentation from my colleague Nancy Hetrick of Arizona highlighted something I’ve been able to achieve in my own practice – increasing the amount of money available to be divided in divorce without borrowing money. There is often a better way than … Continue reading Increasing Financial Resources in Divorce