Divorce and Paying for College

How to pay for college (or other higher education) for the children after your divorce is a very important conversation for parents to have during the divorce. Whatever you and your ex-spouse decide to do about paying for college, your intentions … [Read more...]

Divorce and College Financial Aid

Obtaining college financial aid is confusing enough on its own. When the student's parents are going through a divorce or have been divorced, the financial aid process, rules, and paperwork can be harder to interpret and navigate. Who pays … [Read more...]

Pet Custody in Divorce

Who gets pet custody in a divorce? It might surprise you that the law has not caught up with how people feel about their pets today. Most pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be family, while the law considers them to be property, like … [Read more...]

Health Insurance Options with Divorce

One of the biggest divorce issues is determining the health insurance options that are available for the family during separation and after divorce. With the passage of the nationwide Affordable Care Act, health insurance is accessible to … [Read more...]

9 Reasons to Use Divorce Mediation

Reason #1: Divorce Mediation Puts Your Children First Creating a parenting plan in mediation is a collaborative process with a common goal in mind: to do what is best for your children. A mediator can help educate both spouses in a neutral manner … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]