Here are the Blogs in the Post-Divorce category.
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Thursday, 31 March 2016
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Just when you think the agony of a divorce is over, there is another list of financial matters to take care of. Start by making a lot of copies of your divorce decree because they will be needed to show you are really divorced and the changes you are making are appropriate. The key information you ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2016 6:34 PM by Rosemary Frank
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Monday, 28 December 2015
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The New Year is a good time to rethink how a recent divorce may still be impacting your daily life. While I respect that your marriage was significant, and ending it was a real lifetime trauma, there is life after divorce. Look around you and see all the happy people, many of whom are divorced, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/28/2015 9:41 AM by Rosemary Frank
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Friday, 26 June 2015
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Thinking ahead about several types of insurance that may be required to protect the terms of your settlement will enable you to include discussion of them during the negotiations. You do not want any surprises at the end, whether you are the prospective insured or the beneficiary. Such a surprise could ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2015 12:07 PM by Rosemary Frank
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Choosing an Attorney

I am often asked for attorney referrals by potential clients embarking on the divorce process. My usual response is that I am better able to make referrals after meeting with you, understanding something about your situation, what you prefer in the way an attorney will represent you, and getting to know you is a limited way. Even after all that, I will provide at least three names of attorneys for you to interview, assess and make your own best decision. An attorney is not a commodity. This is...

Preparing for Divorce

You have decided this divorce needs to happen. Now what do you do? Prepare yourself. The following are some steps to take before you pull the trigger and set things in motion. Take care of deferred needs like dental work, new eye glasses, replace the tires, fix the roof, etc. Money is going to get tight, real soon, so better to know these things are taken care of. On the other hand, you will need to save some cash for the expenses of the divorce process:  hiring professionals like a financial...

Your Financial Advisor's Role in Your Divorce

What assistance can you expect from your current financial planner or advisor during your divorce? The short answer is "None." Your divorce presents a clear ethical dilemma and/or conflict of interest for your current financial professional. They must simply "sit it out," wait for the divorce to be finalized, then resume services, if you wish them to do so.  Whether they realize this, or acknowledge as much, is up to them. However, this message is to help you make more informed decisions regarding...