The Cost of Divorce
See my latest blog on the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals web-site
When I was asked to blog about the cost of divorce, I thought of the emotional turmoil, anger, hurt, disappointment, loss of self-esteem – all things that you cannot put a price on. Read more
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5 Priorities After Your Divorce Becomes Final
FINALLY! After an emotional roller coaster, you get your divorce decree, signed by the judge. You are now officially a single person again. Whew! You may celebrate, or you may mourn on that day, but stay focused, you’re not quite over the finish line. Even though it has been filed in court, you have to take the next steps to make sure the agreement is implemented. It doesn’t … Read More
Seven Divorce Don’ts
Avoiding the most common mistakes in divorce will help you to save both time and money and reduce stress as well. Understanding both the long-term & short-term impacts of settlement options will help you to make educated decisions. Those decisions will help you build a more secure future.
If you or someone you know is considering a divorce, knowing what NOT to do can be a big help. The least expensive and … Read More
How Much Alimony is Enough?
I suppose it depends on if you’re paying or receiving… But seriously, most people going through divorce know that some level of Spousal Support or Alimony is necessary, but have no idea how much or for how long. Attorneys are paid to advocate for their client. So, if you’re the payer, they’ll argue for the lowest number possible and if you’re the recipient, they’ll argue for the highest number possible. … Read More
Surviving Divorce Near Retirement
Have you heard the term gray divorce? Gray divorce refers to divorce between people over 50 and it’s on the rise. As we head into this new decade, we see one trend continuing: Baby Boomers are now divorcing at double the rate of the late 20th Century. As life expectancy continues to increase, our attitudes about divorce continue to evolve. And while the incidence of divorce is not increasing as quickly … Read More
TOP 3 FINANCIAL STRATEGIES TO PLAN FOR YOUR DIVORCE
Divorce messes with your head. Believe me, I’ve seen it first-hand. The once smart, together person that you were turns into an emotional, brain-fogged, disorganized basket case. You try really hard to keep it together, but you know this will not go down as ‘the best of times.’ You want to sit down and get it together to plan your future but feel paralyzed … Read More
Funny Quotes about Divorce
They say laughter is the best medicine. And research shows that to be true. Here are some funny things people have said about divorce. Many of the quotes are from Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was famously married 9 times (7 divorces and 1 annulment). To be fair, she lived to be almost 100 years old so maybe that is not too many…
I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave … Read More
After a post-divorce client’s mortgage was paid off as part of her divorce settlement, I asked her what happened to the escrow funds. She didn’t know what I was talking about and I realized there are a lot of terms financial professionals use assuming others understand. Some of these terms may be familiar and others you may never have heard of.
ACCRUE: The ability of something to accumulate over time, most … Read More
I’ve been working with a group of Collaborative divorce professionals from different disciplines to put together an educational seminar about Divorce Options . Because we are attorneys, mediators, mental health professionals and financial professionals who all practice in the divorce arena, we all know a lot about divorce. However, some jargon is still unfamiliar to each of us. We agree that divorce jargon must be really confusing to those who’ve never been involved … Read More
Rain and Snow are going to come.
I started this series in the middle of a heat wave and here we are again in another heat wave. The subject of this blog was supposed to be about “Into each life a little rain must fall.” I wish some rain would fall on this 96°day. And when it finally does, I will be thankful for:
- the heavenly smell after a rain shower
- rainbows that accompany rain
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