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 Can using the wrong form invalidate a real estate appraisal in divorce?
You signed the settlement agreement but you’re not settled yet. There’s still lots to do! You need to divide accounts, change insurance or beneficiaries, get a new estate plan and for some of you, move out of the house! Many people get hung up at this point, pondering “What will my life be like now?” … Continue reading Financial Life after Divorce – Armageddon or Nirvana
The spouse claiming property is separate in divorce has the burden to prove it. In a long term marriage the proof can be hard to find, and expensive to provide. It requires that the source of the funds used to create and maintain separate property be “traced” by a forensic accountant or CPA and requires, … Continue reading The Cost of Proving Separate Property in Divorce