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Boston Family Law Blog

5 Essential Tips for Financial Planning After Divorce

divorce finances.pngDivorce is about severing ties and starting over, at the same time. Having a financial plan can help secure your future and give you peace of mind, but this process isn't without its challenges.

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Thrive After Divorce

happy kid.jpgDivorce is prevalent in American culture nowadays. All divorces are painful, but those between parents of small children can be particularly hard, since you worry about your children's emotional welfare on top of all of the other stressors involved in your divorce. Amidst all of the pain and chaos of your divorce, making sure the kids are okay is of paramount importance for most parents.

Divorce and Money

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for money tree.jpgyou're in the process of getting a divorce, money issues are likely to be a key point of discussion. Whether you're the spouse of a billionaire or part of a working class couple trying to divide up the bills, money is contentious.

10 Things No One Tells You About Divorce

finish line.pngNot all divorce advice is created equal. For every good tip you receive from someone (don't use your attorney as your therapist, keep those rants about your ex off Facebook), there are just as many unhelpful comments: "Don't get mad, get everything!" Just no.

Divorce Questions: How Does Adultery Affect A Divorce Case?

infideltiy.jpgMarriages can end when one member of the couple discovers that the other has had an adulterous relationship. How important is the impact of the extra-marital relationship on the divorce itself? Legally, the answer varies from state to state. In some states, there is very little impact at all while, in others, it can have a substantial influence on the outcome.

Getting divorced without breaking the bank

Break the bank.jpgJennifer Zoschak, a partner in the family law firm of Oswald & Zoschak in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, handled the divorce of a couple that had been married for more than 20 years. The wife-who she represented-earned 40 percent less than the husband, so Zoschak knew that alimony would likely be part of any settlement they reached in dissolving this long-term marriage.

Certain changes in financial behavior and conversations about money are sure-fire signs that your spouse is preparing to split up.

Money.jpgOver 25 years, I've worked on the financial aspects of more than 1,300 cases of divorce. Rarely are both spouses in sync when it comes to filing; one spouse is usually laying the groundwork before the other.

You thought it was until death do you part, but now you're headed to divorce court.

Resetting Your Retirement After Divorce

retirement.jpgWhen couples divorce, long-term financial priorities sometimes receive the least attention.
Many money issues are about immediate needs - where to live, how to handle everyday expenses and if there are kids, how to support their needs in two households, not one.

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