The Downside of DIY Divorce

The Downside of DIY Divorce

With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many. I don’t consider myself to be the least bit crafty but have taken on daunting projects like painting kitchen cabinets (I swear, never again)...
How Much Divorce Settlement is Enough?

How Much Divorce Settlement is Enough?

So, what could have been one of the biggest and messiest divorce stories of the decade has come to a rather quick conclusion. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have come to an agreement on their divorce. If you need me to bring you up to speed, a $137 Billion Dollars were at...

Reclaiming Who You Are Post-Divorce

By Melissa Adkins It took me a long time to accept that the only thing worse than my fear of my own emptiness, was the emptiness of my bottomed-out relationship with my husband of nearly 12 years. We are good people, and we are good parents, but that doesn’t make two...
Finding Hidden Assets

Finding Hidden Assets

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC A woman who is considering divorce met with us recently. She has been a stay at home mom for 25 years and her husband has been the primary breadwinner. Other than the bank accounts, he has kept their passwords protected, their...

The Gifts of Divorce

I think a universal truth is that divorce is a tough thing. When you’re in the middle of the process, the light at the end of the tunnel can resemble something short of heaven. I know. I’ve been there myself. I am here to let you know that after the divorce, it gets...

Executive Compensation in Divorce

By Denise French, MAFF, CDFA, CVA, CRPC When you are facing divorce, it’s important to know all the components that make up your marital estate, especially if the assets include some form of executive compensation. If your spouse works for a large firm as an executive...

HOW TO COPE DURING THE DIVORCE PROCESS

byDenise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC January is the historically the biggest month of the year regarding the number of divorces filed. We are now what professionals in the divorce world refer to as “Divorce Season”. Couples have had one last unhappy holiday...

Texas & Child Support

by Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CRPC, CDFA In Texas, child support is calculated based on a percentage of the paying spouse’s (obligor) net income. Texas does not take into consideration the payee spouse’s (obligee) income or the income of the obligor’s...