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  • Blog Post: Taxes after Divorce: A New Set of Rules

    Let's face it when you are going through a divorce you are not thinking about Uncle Sam, he isn't even on the radar. However, when things settle down it's important for you to take some time to understand your new tax situation particularly if you have kids. I have been filing my taxes for years, with...
  • Blog Post: 7 Things Divorce Has Taught me About Money

    Going through a divorce teaches you many life lessons. Following a divorce support blog helps. For instance I learned that, I am okay on my own, being me is more important then being something I am not, I don't need anyone to take care of me. Aside from the life lessons I've also learned some important...
  • Blog Post: Look at the Big Picture and be Thankful

    It can be difficult to be thankful when your world is turned upside down. For many of us this year has been a difficult one, myself included. I'm not looking for pity, but over the course of a year I have been through a divorce and the diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes for my son; and well the financial strife...
  • Blog Post: From Divorce' to Millionaire: Are You on Track?

    Divorce takes its toll in many ways; financially speaking a divorce can be devastating and it's important to make your financial health a priority. Many things will be changing with your finances as you go through your divorce and for years to come. To better prepare yourself for your future it's important...
  • Blog Post: Healthy & Wealthy After Divorce

    Breakups are often the catalyst for change; a new you and new goals for your future. Unfortunately, we often use every excuse in the book to keep us from reaching those goals. Now is the time to take a stand for you and resolve to be healthy, and wealthy. You can do it, here's how! Budget Time for You...
  • Blog Post: The “Sticking” Budget

    Every aspect of divorce is difficult no matter how you look at it, especially when it comes to your finances. Let's face the facts: You have gone from two incomes to one. You are no longer "splitting" expenses with someone. Your rates on insurance are likely to rise. And you probably got stuck with some...
  • Blog Post: Kids and Money – What Message Are You Sending?

    Over the summer I wrote a guest post for Post Divorce Chronicles entitled, Kids and Money – What Message Are You Sending? Here is a brief excerpt from the post: "As a single parent who has been through divorce I know first hand the guilt and challenges we face in the aftermath. Depending on your...
  • Blog Post: Co-Parenting with a Special Needs Child

    In my post, "The Day I Became a Divorced, Special Needs Parent" I revealed something about our family that I am still having a hard time coming to grips with, my son is a Type 1 Diabetic. While diabetes is not a terminal illness, his diagnosis will change our lives forever and make the difficult job...
  • Blog Post: Getting a Handle on Your Finances after Divorce

    As you start your new life as a single you want to have a clean slate, emotionally and financially. Hopefully your divorce settlement left you with enough funds and assets to establish a home for yourself and your children, if they are still living with you. Some of us may carry debt from the divorce...
  • Blog Post: Maybe you don’t have to hire a divorce lawyer!

    So it's official - you're getting a divorce. I've been there so I can attest that it's certainly one of the more stressful situations you will face in life. A lot of the stress comes from selecting the right divorce lawyer and the finances associated with a potential lawyer. However, if your situation...
  • Blog Post: The Other D-Word

    Debt. As you face the many challenges after a divorce you may be left with this four letter word. Many of us are panic stricken and think we have to file for bankruptcy to get out of it. Debt may have been the cause of your divorce, a catalyst, or just the result of the financial strain divorce places...
  • Blog Post: Should You Live With Your Ex?

    It was almost six years ago to the day that I asked my ex husband for a divorce. I think we both knew the time was coming, and I had done my homework, planning all the details of my departure. I had decided I couldn't afford to keep our marital home and knew he wouldn't want to. So I consulted a realtor...
  • Blog Post: Your Questions about Spousal Support-Answered...

    Spousal support, a.k.a. alimony is defined by divorce.com as, "Money that is traditionally paid to the lower income spouse to help out with their cost of living, also referred to as spousal support, but is not to be confused with child support." With the rise of "celebrity" divorces...
  • Blog Post: Staying Together for your Finances

    Desperate times call for desperate measures--like living with your ex because you can't afford not to. Today's economy has taken its toll on the best of us, leaving some couples unable to physically separate for financial reasons. So how do you make it work? If you and your ex were not in a position...
  • Blog Post: Changing Your Name after Divorce

    While changing your name is often not a priority in the throws of a divorce, somewhere along the line you may find you want to change your name. Changing your name marks a new beginning or a return to the former you; it may not only make you feel better, it may give you a much needed fresh start. The...
  • Blog Post: Pre-Divorce Budgets

    Budget is not a four letter word and you shouldn't let one scare or intimidate you. Unfortunately, many of us have never created a budget, or worse yet, have no idea what our financial situation is prior to divorcing. If you are preparing for divorce, determining a pre-divorce budget is essential...
  • Blog Post: Sharing Your Kids for the Holidays

    The holidays are right around the corner. For those of us who are going through or have been through a divorce with kids in tow, this can be a tough time of year. Remembering what the holidays used to be like when we were married often gives way to weak moments and mental breakdowns as we learn to share...
  • Blog Post: Beat the Divorce Blues

    Going through a divorce is certainly financially draining, but it can also cause severe emotional distress. Often times a divorce also means relocation and new routines, adding to the stress of parting ways with your partner. It's easy to hide under the covers and shut out the world around you, but that...
  • Blog Post: The Ins & Outs of Insurance after a Divorce

    With so many things to think about as you go through a divorce, insurance policies may slip your mind. This is one detail you won't want to miss, as it could cost you and potentially your kids. Think about all the insurance you may have: medical insurance, life insurance, automobile insurance, and...
  • Blog Post: Know Your Assets

    Last week we discussed "3 Financial Details You Won't Want to Miss." To assist you in your information gathering phase, here is a checklist of possible assets you and your soon-to-be ex may have. While not everything may apply to you and your situation, this should help you get started...
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