Divorce and Assets: Marital Versus Separate Property

One of the trickiest issues a couple going through divorce deals with is determining whether an asset is marital property or separate property. Divorce involves dividing the family’s property. This process can be complicated and contentious, … [Read more...]

Divorce and the IRS: The Alimony Recapture Rule

Alimony is often a difficult topic for a divorcing couple to navigate and agree on. You may breathe a sigh of relief once you and your spouse agree on the details of spousal maintenance in your separation agreement and the divorce becomes … [Read more...]

Divorce and Your Credit: Myths and Facts

One of the biggest worries most divorcing couples have is how divorce affects their credit and finances. It's a complicated issue that needs to be addressed in your divorce process. This post addresses the myths and facts of the impact of divorce … [Read more...]

Divorce Support: Solid Sources of Practical Advice

Divorce can be overwhelming because it affects every area of your life: emotions, finances, legal issues, children, health, friendships and family, work, and more. It can be hard to sort through all the divorce advice that's out there. This post … [Read more...]

Digital Divorce: Managing Family Logins and Passwords

In a previous post, I talked about the digital assets (books, music, movies, etc.) that you, your spouse and your children may own. Those are a type of asset to be assigned, divided, or shared as a result of divorce that are starting to be … [Read more...]

Does a Prenuptial Agreement Lead to Divorce?

Many people think that a prenuptial agreement (also referred to as prenup) means the couple is starting married life with distrust and lack of commitment. People say it’s an insurance policy that protects against an “inevitable” divorce. If … [Read more...]

Divorce Support: Neutral Ground, Rochester NY

If you are divorced, separated, widowed, or ending a significant relationship and living in the Rochester, NY region, a very special support resource is available to you. Since the 1970's, Neutral Ground has provided groups for people to express … [Read more...]

Divorce and Bankruptcy

Financial stress may be a factor in the decision to get divorced. Divorce itself may also cause financial stress. Many couples who were able to handle the household debt while living together may find it difficult or even impossible to pay that debt … [Read more...]

Digital Assets and Divorce

Almost every couple owns assets in digital format, including their iTunes music library; Kindle/Nook/other ebook libraries; and digital TV shows, movies, and games. During divorce, a judge or the couple makes decisions regarding how to divide … [Read more...]

Relationship Wisdom from a Six-Year-Old Girl

Children understand more about what makes relationships work than adults often give them credit for. Tiana, a six-year-old girl, saw her parents argue, which bothered her a great deal, enough to talk to both of them about it. In this short … [Read more...]