Military retirement benefits differ from other government retirement benefits—and likewise, so do the timelines and eligibility rules in a divorce. If a military pension is involved in your divorce, it’s important to understand some recent changes in eligibility, how military pensions differ from other government programs, health care benefit eligibility, disability payment rules and post-divorce…

When you’re preparing to go into divorce mediation, there are certain steps you can take to help the process go smoother. Below, read about what to do and what not to do in mediation so you are ready for an effective and satisfactory mediation process. Do Get Organized As we mention in our How To…

The short answer is that divorce will not affect your Social Security in negative ways. There are, however, certain circumstances that may lead to changes in the amount that you or your spouse can collect in Social Security benefits. Read on to learn more about how you or your spouse’s Social Security benefit could change…

Divorce can be a difficult process for anyone, but it can feel especially intimidating for stay-at-home parents. There are important factors for both parties to consider during a divorce in a one-income household, but in this article we will focus on those factors that are particularly relevant for spouses who have not historically contributed to…

One worry shared by many people entering into a divorce is the question of whether their spouse will take everything in the settlement or whether dividing their assets and debts will be a major financial setback. While there are certain strategies to consider to avoid this outcome, such as working with financial professionals and settling…

It is not uncommon for couples to reach an impasse in divorce settlement negotiations. Even if you and your spouse are on good terms at the point of negotiations, there are bound to be disagreements and even moments when it feels like you cannot move forward with both parties on board. Luckily, there are strategies…

In an earlier blog post, we discussed ways that you and your spouse could divide your assets in a divorce, and the circumstances that factor into that decision. When it comes to dividing your assets, you might assume that everything will be split evenly between you and your spouse. When discussing how to divide your…

Every couple has a unique set of circumstances going into a divorce, and if you have kids, their age will likely affect your divorce process. In the past, we’ve discussed what you need to know if you are divorcing without minor children, but what are the specific things you need to consider if your children…

What is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®? You’re likely wondering if you need a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. Perhaps you’ve already hired an attorney, and you’ve quickly realized there are many moving parts when it comes to creating a financial settlement. Or, perhaps you’re wrapping up your divorce process and are wondering how to plan…

Perhaps you knew it was coming, or perhaps it hit you like a ton of bricks. Either way, when you’re asked for a divorce, most of us quickly become overwhelmed with unanswered questions. After all, these probably aren’t waters you’ve navigated before. And, no two situations are the same, so seeking advice from friends and…

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