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Dealing With Depression Due to Divorce

November 6, 2018

Adjusting to life and its changes during a divorce is usually not easy. It can often lead to a sense of loneliness, sadness, chronic stress and sometimes depression. Depression caused by a traumatic event, such as a divorce, is called situational depression. Some of the symptoms one might experience with situational depression are: ● loss … Continue reading Dealing With Depression Due to Divorce

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Financial Surprises Encountered in Divorce

September 25, 2018

Among the many issues a woman faces when divorcing, are some financial surprises that she should be aware of.   In an online survey conducted by the marketplace Worthy , 46% of divorced women said that they encountered financial surprises when going through the divorce process. The survey reached over 1700 adult women from around … Continue reading Financial Surprises Encountered in Divorce

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The Most Common Divorce Myths – True or False?

September 4, 2018

The first divorce was recorded in 1643. Since that time, there have obviously been many millions of divorces granted. With so many different cases and not one of them the same, it can be confusing when trying to navigate the divorce process. This life changing event often leads one to seek advice from others who … Continue reading The Most Common Divorce Myths – True or False?

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How the Capital Gains Tax Can Impact Your Divorce

August 22, 2018

There are many assets to consider when negotiating a divorce settlement. One of them is who will live in the family home. This is not always an easy decision and sometimes the answer is to sell the home. Couples who sell their primary home in excess of basis as a result of their divorce, will … Continue reading How the Capital Gains Tax Can Impact Your Divorce

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How New Tax Laws will Impact your Divorce

July 27, 2018

  How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affect your divorce settlement? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 includes major changes that are sure to affect every American when tax day arrives. For those considering a divorce, one provision in particular … Continue reading How New Tax Laws will Impact your Divorce

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Divorce and Social Security

July 5, 2018

Divorce and Social Security  How does divorce affect Social Security retirement benefits? After a divorce, you can claim retirement benefits based on your own earnings record (if you have been employed and have accumulated enough credits over the years), or you can claim benefits based on your ex-spouse’s earnings record (whether or not you ever … Continue reading Divorce and Social Security

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Health Insurance and Divorce

May 31, 2018

How will a divorce affect your health insurance coverage? During marriage, it’s common for one spouse to maintain health coverage for the entire family through his or her group health insurance plan at work. After a divorce, coverage for the other spouse and the children could terminate. State and federal laws offer protection to families … Continue reading Health Insurance and Divorce

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Divorce and Debt

May 14, 2018

What is debt and how is it classified for divorce purposes? Like property, debt is classified as marital or separate. In general, both spouses are responsible for any debts incurred during the marriage. It doesn’t matter which party actually spent the money. When the property is divided at the time of divorce, it’s often the case that … Continue reading Divorce and Debt

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Forget Mars vs Venus: How Women Are Financially Different Than Men

January 11, 2018

We’ve all heard the litany of differences between men and women. But the most important one that you need to understand right now are the financial ones. Even before your divorce is final, you need to have a handle on your finances. Keep reading to learn the differences that you might not realize and how … Continue reading Forget Mars vs Venus: How Women Are Financially Different Than Men

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