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...

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...

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...

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...

Five Tips for Divorce

      I spent several hours last month with a client who is in the midst of divorce who reminded me of myself when I was going through my own divorce.  If you are reading this, odds are you are in the middle of this unpleasant event in your life.  Rest assured, it...