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™
The first rule of mortgages in divorce is to define and resolve each spouses financing goals before signing a final agreement. Although every situation is unique and mortgage qualification requirements change (often), it is always true that divorcing couples must plan ahead. Here’s what you need to know. Spouses who will depend on child and … Continue reading Today’s alerts: How to Solve the Mortgage Problem in Divorce
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
My Today’s Alerts series highlights ideas generated in my divorce financial advisory practice. A recent newsletter to divorce lenders from the Divorce Lending Association highlighted how using the wrong appraisal form can invalidate a real estate appraisal in court – leaving you with the cost of more appraisals, more legal costs and headaches. A new appraisal … Continue reading Today’s Alerts: Can using the wrong form invalidate a real estate appraisal in divorce?