Category Archives: Collaborative Divorce

Dark Times? Five Ways a CDFA Can Help Brighten Your Future

Finances are often the biggest part of any divorce. You may benefit from engaging the services of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, even for a few hours. How can they help you? A few of the benefits of using a … Continue reading

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Is it Really Possible to Money in Divorce?

Often, the answer is absolutely “Yes!” If you and your spouse are willing to communicate and jointly resolve your issues on your own, or with a mediator, you certainly can save on the expenses for costly attorneys  and other experts. … Continue reading

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What if No One Wants the Kids?

Some years ago, while taking an administrative law course, the instructor who was also a practicing attorney, mentioned that the current trend was that neither spouse really wanted the kids and the responsibilities that go along with having children. Rather … Continue reading

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Kinds Can’t be Torn in Half

It is tough being a child whose parents are divorcing. Children may think that the divorce is their fault, they may desperately want the parents to reconcile, and they don’t want the changes in their lives that divorce brings. So … Continue reading

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Doormat or Doberman?

When the word “divorce” is paired with other words, such as “dignity” and “respect”, do you automatically think of the tired old oxymoron “Army Intelligence?” Do you have to be nasty and resort to becoming a pit bull to get … Continue reading

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Remember the Pets?

The beloved family dogs or cats are often overlooked in a divorce. I think it is really important to address the family pets upfront in mediation or during the divorce. Couples are often focused on the emotions of divorce, deciding … Continue reading

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Divorce and Pets

In my research on pets and divorce, most of the literature discusses people who have fought over the custody of their pets, and how the courts have handled those cases.  However, the pets are one of issues that I have … Continue reading

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Divorce Generation X-Style

The divorce rate seems to have dropped during the recession.  Some people who have contacted me told me that they have decided to stay together because they “cannot afford” to get divorced.  The reasons given to me are usually one … Continue reading

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A Client’s Perspective on Collaborative Divorce

A Client’s Perspective on Collaborative Divorce   By:  Wendy W. Spencer, CFP®, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™   I have a financial planning client, who I will call Amanda.  She thought everything was going well in her life.  Her business was … Continue reading

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