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  • Budgeting After a Divorce

    || 23-Mar-2017

    Divorces can often leave at least one partner in the lurch financially. After all, during a marriage, two people often share an income to help jointly pay for their lifestyle. Post-divorce, however, it can be difficult to navigate fiscal stability, particularly if it’s been years since creating your last budget. Here are a few tips for getting started. What Is Your Income? When you decide ...
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  • Will Divorce Impact My Retirement Plan?

    || 17-Jan-2017

    One of the biggest concerns of people facing divorce is for the future. It makes sense that an induvial who has planned a certain future and is now faced with another might be apprehensive. What will happen to my kids? Where will I live? What will my new life look like? All of these questions and more are very real concerns for the individual facing the dissolution of marriage. Many people who ...
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  • How is Retirement Divided in Divorce?

    || 22-Feb-2016

    In divorce proceedings, property division also includes retirement accounts. Whether it’s a pension, 401(k), IRA, or stock bonus plan, these can all be included in your divorce property settlement. In order to avoid a tax catastrophe if a mistake is made, it’s important to divide each of these accounts by utilizing a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). A QDRO determines the ...
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  • Can I Get My Down Payment Back if I Bought the House Before Marriage?

    || 28-Dec-2015

    One of the questions that many divorcing couples often ask is about their home. In California, our state differentiates between individual property and marital property. The former is the property that belongs solely to one spouse while the latter is all of the assets and properties acquired during the marriage. Your home could be considered separate property under the following conditions: You ...
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  • The Top 5 Ways Money Problems Cause Divorce

    || 16-Jul-2011

    Money problems are typically listed among the 10 top reasons why people get divorced. The article I’m highlighting this week talks about the specific top 5 ways that money problems cause divorce. Here is a recap of the 5 money dynamics that typically pose the greatest challenge in a marriage: The Financial Roller Coaster The Financial Odd Couple – Savers vs. Spenders Control of the ...
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  • 5 Tips on Planning a Prenuptial Agreement

    || 21-Apr-2011

    Everywhere you turn people are talking about the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Speculation continues to mount as to whether Kate Middleton will sign a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements are not quite as prevalent in the UK as they are here in the United States; here in the U.S., they are quite common for many reasons. Since many people are marrying later in ...
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