Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on June 29, 2020, on Forbes.com, and was written by Kelly Frawley and Emily Pollock. When it comes to divorce, you count on your attorney to quarterback the effort with knowledge and finesse. Under certain circumstances, though, he or she may advise you to bring in additional expertise —…

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted in 2020 on Forbes.com, and was written by an Expert Panel from Forbes Financial Council. Going through a divorce is extremely stressful. It’s a time when people can most benefit from the advice of an experienced financial advisor. Taking expert advice can help ensure all parties reach equitable settlements and have solid…

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted in 2019 on Karencovey.com, and was written by Karen Covey. Divorce mediation costs less money, takes less time, and gives you more privacy and control over your divorce than contested litigation ever will … when it works. The key to making it work is preparation. These mediation tips…

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Courts are closed or operating on a limited basis, complicating efforts to end a marriage or renegotiate spousal support. 

When state and local governments announced shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus, predictions that the lockdowns would force a reckoning in bad marriages and lead to a rise in the divorce rate abounded.

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“This is what we are hearing around the country,” one lawyer said. A wave of divorce filings is expected to break across the country when COVID-19 confinement ends, according to several divorce attorneys. While access to courts is now limited, “when those restrictions are lifted, I have no doubt that there will be an overwhelming number of…

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For many American families, owning a home is the key to building wealth. When divorce becomes part of the picture, all that can be turned on its head. Considering that the median value of a home in the U.S. is $247,084, and the average amount of mortgage debt a person has topped $202,000 last year, deciding how to…

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Adam Driver’s character in Marriage Story probably wouldn’t have punched a wall if he’d just gotten a prenup. “THERE’S SO MUCH I DIDN’T DO!” he screams during the emotional scene. You know, like getting a prenup. Whether it’s talking about which celebrities didn’t get one or a dramatic arc on 90 Day Fiancé, signing this contract is the big brain move among millennials these days. But these…

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If anything happens to you, your family has someone to consult. Provided by Barbara Bell AIF, CDFA If you weren’t around, what would happen to your investments? In many families, one person handles investment decisions, and spouses or children have little comprehension of what happens each week, month, or year with a portfolio. In an…

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