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Financial Transparency with the Collaborative Divorce Process

Woman calculating finances.

Over the past 16 years as an attorney, I have experienced many high-level litigated divorces. I have seen firsthand how court divorces divide and destroy families, most often leaving deep emotional and financial scars that are carried throughout the rest of the lives of a divorced couple. It is so disheartening to see this happen […]

Confidentiality of the Collaborative Process – Even Financial Agreements

Man holding up paper that says confidential.

Are you finding yourself starting down the divorce road? If so, one of the initial thoughts that you are most likely wrestling with is how your private family information, such as your financial information, will be handled concerning privacy, transparency, and confidentiality while the divorce terms are being agreed upon and well into the future […]

How a Stay-At-Home Parent Should Prepare for Divorce

The parent who stayed at home while the other spouse often worked finds that they can quickly become overly stressed as once the divorce is finalized, they will need to find a new income stream to make up for the income their spouse took with them due to the separation. When we meet with a […]

Divorce, Taxes and Selling Your Home

During a divorce, your family home may be sold in the asset division process, but it’s hard to make sure all your options are considered. When you choose to get a divorce through the collaborative process, a financial neutral is a vital part of the team, especially when selling your home is part of the […]

The Rise of Parentage Cases and Collaborative Co-Parenting

“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage”? That’s not the case for the 40% of births in the United States occurring to women who are either solo mothers or living with a nonmarital partner.* Unmarried parenthood has increased substantially over the past few decades. Today, approximately twenty-five percent […]

What You Should Know About Your Finances and Divorce

There are many avenues in which you can take to reach a final divorce agreement, but not all of them have to completely wreck your finances and drag your family through a brutal court case. A collaborative dissolution is the best way to minimize collateral damage on both sides. It deals with the family as […]

Secrets To Not Letting the Holidays Wreck Your Finances

When you are in the midst of a marital separation, the holidays can be extremely stressful, not only emotionally, but financially as well. Often, we find that our clients feel that in order to make a fantastic Christmas, they need to have a holiday filled with over-the-top gift-giving to help cover up and ease the […]