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Financial Abuse in Relationships: 5 Steps to Establish a Solid Financial Foundation

First, if you are considering leaving an abusive relationship and are in an unsafe situation, I encourage you to contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline for assistance.

If you are experiencing financial abuse in your relationship, it's important to take action to protect yourself. This post outlines five steps to help you establish a...

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How to Improve College Financial Aid Opportunities When Divorcing

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), I often work with couples to maximize their estate by minimizing the tax impact of their financial decisions. However, with rising higher education costs, the conversation around divorce and college financial aid has become more prevalent. More couples are focusing on maximizing their financial...

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Dealing with Emotions in a Divorce

I am thrilled to welcome Rita Abdallah back as a guest blogger. She recently shared a blog post about emotions and feelings, the difference between the two, and how to cope with them. I thought it might be useful to consider for those of you who are currently going through a divorce. Dealing with emotions in a divorce can be overwhelming. These...

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Considering an alimony buyout? Here's what you need to know.
Spousal support (also known as alimony) is a hot-button issue for many of my divorcing clients.  Let's face it. Nobody wants to write a check to their former spouse every month. If you are the recipient, do you want to have to rely on ongoing support from your former spouse? That's why some consider a lump sum spousal support buyout rather...
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How to Help Your Children Cope with a Divorce

Last night, I was at my mom's house with my three kids. We were all sitting around watching a movie after dinner, and my ex and I were texting about the kids' schedule for Monday. I asked if he wanted to join us for the movie and to my surprise, he did. Three years ago, when we were in the midst of our divorce, I never thought this would be...

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Three Phases of Healing from Infidelity

by Guest Blogger, Joanna Hardis,  LISW (originally published on joannahardis.com)

Are you suffering from the pain of infidelity? Do you feel lost? Unanchored? Confused? Like you’re just not good enough? Well, you’re not alone. And there is hope.

Last month, I attended an all-day workshop with psychotherapist and New York...

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