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...

Adjusting to Life Financially After a Divorce

By Denise French MAFF®, CVA®, CDFA®, CRPC There’s no doubt about it–going through a divorce is an emotionally trying experience. Ironing out a divorce settlement, attending various court hearings, and dealing with competing attorneys can all weigh heavily on the...

Divorce in a Volatile Market

Divorce is stressful enough as it is. When the markets are volatile, it can really add fuel to an already combustible situation. Meeting with your financial expert or attorney during the divorce process and seeing the numbers on your estate spreadsheet change can be...

Can You Make It On Your Own?

  By Denise French, MAFF, CRPC, CDFA, IAR August 8, 2018 This question stops so many people in their tracks. You know your marriage is no longer working. You want to provide positive and healthy examples for your kids of how to live a good life and get along with your...

Helping Children Cope with Divorce

This fall I will attend multiple Friday night football games where my daughter will dance on drill team.  She will look in the stands and see her father and mother beaming with pride for her.  She won’t see us sitting together, but she will see us getting along. We...

17 Ways to Help Your Kids Get Through Divorce

Divorce is never easy for anyone. However, in a divorce with kids involved, matters become even more complicated. Kids often have a hard time understanding the separation, and may struggle with confusion, sadness, and even anger.  You and your ex-spouse can do plenty...

ROTH IRA and Divorce

The ROTH IRA is possibly one of the best tools ever created for Americans.  We love the ROTH IRA.  We love it for a variety of reasons.  It is a great way to save funds today and not worry about taxation in the future.  We also love the ROTH IRA for divorce litigants...