///Divorce Planning

How Will Brangelina Split $500M Fortune & Kids’ Custody?

Perhaps the most power Hollywood married couple of an era is calling it quits after being married for only two years. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made it official when reports that Jolie, 41, filed for divorce in Los Angeles court on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.1 The couple married on August 28, […]

5 Common Mistakes to Not Make in a Divorce

Most of us have heard the old story about a friend or relative saying they’ve been taken to the cleaners by their ex-spouse after a divorce. Well, it doesn’t matter if you have a financial advisor and divorce amicably through a negotiated settlement and terms, or it goes through court. There’s still plenty of common […]

September 29, 2017|Divorce, Divorce Planning|

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Established in October 1981, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October is a national campaign commemorating the victims of domestic violence while focusing on educating the public about domestic violence issues. The three main goals of DVAM are to:

Remember and mourn the passing of those who died as a result of domestic violence
Celebrate the lives of domestic violence […]

September 30, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Planning, Domestic Violence, Family Law|

Should I Create or Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

Whether or not you should draft or sign a prenuptial agreement (prenups) depends on your situation, your  needs and your goals for a marriage.

In general, prenups can offer a range of benefits – and not just for those who are extremely wealthy. Below highlights some of the various advantages prenups can provide.
Benefits of Prenups: Who […]

Managing Money in Divorce (or a Legal Separation): FAQs

Legally separating from a spouse – or preparing to file for divorce – can be as emotionally chaotic as it may be financially stressful. While there may be a number of things you can do to overcome the emotional stress of divorce, the following provides some helpful answers about what can be done to minimize financial […]

July 27, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Costs, Divorce Planning, Legal Separation|

Is My Ex Going to Get Rich Off of Alimony?

A pervasive myth about divorce is that alimony (also referred to as spousal support) can set up one partner for life. This is a misconception for many reasons, which we’ll discuss further below. Before we do this, however, we’ll first explain how (and when spousal support) is awarded in divorce.
How & When Spousal Support Is […]

February 28, 2016|Divorce, Divorce Costs, Divorce Planning, Family Law|

Divorce Planning 101: 5 Steps to Take before Filing for Divorce

December 31, 2015|Divorce, Divorce Planning|