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What NOT to do When You Are Ready to Tell Your Spouse “I want a divorce.”

If you are the bearer of this incredibly bad news, you may not be sure of how your spouse will react, especially if infidelity is involved. That fear can cause you to make some bad decisions, for example thinking that breaking the news to them in a public place, will less likely lead to hysterics on their part.

Divorce: How to Smartly Keep More Of “Your” Money

As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the realization of losing half of your net worth may kick in, and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it financially to consider leaving.

Divorce Financial Advice for Men

What’s a man contemplating, or already in the middle of a divorce, to do?  There seems to be multitudes of services that cater to helping women during this tough time. It’s true that women may need a little more emotional support and financial education during the process if their Husband had overseen the finances during the marriage. But the family finances may not always have been handled in this manner. Men can also struggle to find appropriate divorce-related resources that they need.

Do I Really Need a QDRO?

Many times… that’s a definite YES! Let’s say you find yourself in the final stretch of your divorce and you can see hope at the end of the tunnel. Perhaps you’ve reached a proposed settlement agreement with your spouse, then your Attorney or Mediator brings up, “In order to split this retirement account, you need a QDRO done and there will be a cost for that.” You may want to just scream out, “Wait, what? Are you kidding? What the heck is a QDRO?”

Being Ethical In Divorce. Is That an Oxymoron? Of course not! It’s Essential.

You may be facing a crisis in your marriage, so you decide to divorce. Now with that decision, will you keep things ethical as you move forward? Can you find a process and path that’s works best for you and your family? While only 5% of litigated divorce cases today...

Does the Collaborative Divorce Process “Really” Work?

Yes, very well based on the statistics below found on the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP) website. U.S. Statistics on Collaborative Divorce The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) reports that 86% of Collaborative cases...

Can a Divorce Mediator Really Be Neutral?

YES! A divorce Mediator can easily stay neutral because they are trained to be sympathetic to the needs of both parties. Mediators focus on each individual's issues, surrounding the matters most important to them. Concerns such as child custody and time-sharing,...

Are you 50+? Thinking about divorce? Don’t go at it alone.

Want to have a clear blueprint of your finances and better understand your financial options? Speak with a divorce financial specialist (CDFA®) early on. #cdfa#divorcefinancialplanning#sandoakdivorcesolutions#qdro#chfc#divorcedonedifferently#idfa...

A Few Common Money Mistakes in Divorce

For most people, the divorce process is emotionally draining and mentally exhausting. It can be a time of feeling frozen, numb, or moving in circles. But despite those feelings, you will be expected to go through your finances with a fine-tooth comb to ensure that...
Divorce Financial Advice for Men

Divorce Financial Advice for Men

What’s a man contemplating, or already in the middle of a divorce, to do?  There seems to be multitudes of services that cater to helping women during this tough time. It’s true that women may need a little more emotional support and financial education during the process if their Husband had overseen the finances during the marriage. But the family finances may not always have been handled in this manner. Men can also struggle to find appropriate divorce-related resources that they need.

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Do I Really Need a QDRO?

Do I Really Need a QDRO?

Many times… that’s a definite YES! Let’s say you find yourself in the final stretch of your divorce and you can see hope at the end of the tunnel. Perhaps you’ve reached a proposed settlement agreement with your spouse, then your Attorney or Mediator brings up, “In order to split this retirement account, you need a QDRO done and there will be a cost for that.” You may want to just scream out, “Wait, what? Are you kidding? What the heck is a QDRO?”

read more
Can a Divorce Mediator Really Be Neutral?

Can a Divorce Mediator Really Be Neutral?

YES! A divorce Mediator can easily stay neutral because they are trained to be sympathetic to the needs of both parties. Mediators focus on each individual's issues, surrounding the matters most important to them. Concerns such as child custody and time-sharing,...

read more
A Few Common Money Mistakes in Divorce

A Few Common Money Mistakes in Divorce

For most people, the divorce process is emotionally draining and mentally exhausting. It can be a time of feeling frozen, numb, or moving in circles. But despite those feelings, you will be expected to go through your finances with a fine-tooth comb to ensure that...

read more