Divorce Negotiations

No Alimony Deduction – No Problem! How to Use Tax-advantaged Assets to Settle Divorce Cases

Live and Recorded Webinar Thursday May 2, 2019 1 to 2 pm Cost $69 Includes copy of presentation and recording Registration Deadline – April 25th, 2019, 4 pm Register Now The elimination of the alimony deduction along with reductions in itemized deductions and the limitation on SALT deductions require Divorce Attorneys [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:06:03-05:00April 8th, 2019|Business Assets and Divorce, Divorce Negotiations, Income Taxes|Comments Off on No Alimony Deduction – No Problem! How to Use Tax-advantaged Assets to Settle Divorce Cases

Maryland Divorce and Taxes- How and When Should You File

In the divorce process, but haven’t filed your 2018 tax return? Your soon-to-be ex-spouse says the “best” way to file is Joint; but best for who? Are you being pressured to file jointly but negotiations are not being conducted in good faith? When you file and how you file can [...]

Why Mediation Can Work for Complex Divorces – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, when considerable assets are on the line, madness often infects both divorcing spouses. Divorce has the unpleasant ability to bring out the worst from those who would normally behave quite rationally. Fortunately, spouses can choose divorce mediation to reach a settlement for a high-asset divorce, making the process much less [...]

By |2018-03-27T04:59:53-05:00February 22nd, 2018|Divorce Financial Planning, Divorce Negotiations, Maryland Divorce Settlement Agreements, Mediation|Comments Off on Why Mediation Can Work for Complex Divorces – Part 2

Why Mediation Can Work for Complex Divorces – Part 1

It may be the case that your divorce will be dealing with assets that are considerable and complex. Although many believe divorce mediation won’t be beneficial in such cases, this option can actually facilitate faster and less costly settlements of high-asset divorces. Traditional divorce litigation pits two legal teams against each other in a contest [...]

By |2018-02-22T08:26:27-05:00February 7th, 2018|Divorce Financial Planning, Divorce Negotiations, Mediation|Comments Off on Why Mediation Can Work for Complex Divorces – Part 1

Selecting the Divorce Attorney Who’s Right for You – Part 3

As discussed in Part 2, compatibility is perhaps the most important factor in selecting the divorce attorney right for you. Part 3 will complete this article by discussing several other factors to consider before making the final choice of a divorce attorney. Relevant Experience and Reputation Determined by the residence of the divorcing couple, divorce [...]

By |2017-12-30T09:24:49-05:00December 30th, 2017|Budgets, Costs of Divorce, Divorce Fees in Maryland, Divorce Negotiations, Divorce Settlement Agreements, Divorce Team|Comments Off on Selecting the Divorce Attorney Who’s Right for You – Part 3

New Age Divorce – Financial Strategies to Settle Cases

Seminar Friday September 28, 2018 8:30 to 11:30am Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046 Seating limited to 30 Participants Early Bird registration (until 9/15/2018) $199 per person $225 after that date Registration cut-off 9/24 Register Now In 2019, Divorce Attorneys and Mediators will have [...]

By |2018-08-21T16:57:08-05:00October 20th, 2017|Business Assets and Divorce, Divorce Negotiations, Income Taxes|Comments Off on New Age Divorce – Financial Strategies to Settle Cases

The Ten Biggest Divorce Financial Errors – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, it is important to avoid the ten biggest divorce financial errors during settlement negotiations. Consult with a financial divorce specialist to protect yourself and your children financially. Part 2 will cover the second 5 of 10 mistakes. 6 – Poor Budgeting It is common for a divorcing spouse to underestimate [...]

By |2017-12-08T10:22:19-05:00August 30th, 2017|Divorce Financial Planning, Divorce Negotiations, Maryland Divorce Settlement Agreements|Comments Off on The Ten Biggest Divorce Financial Errors – Part 2

Divorce with a Financial Divorce Analyst™ is a no-brainer

Many times, Divorce Mediation can be the most cost-effective, lowest conflict, process of all of the divorce settlement options. Currently, the majority of divorce mediators are either mental health practitioners or attorneys who help couples make decisions regarding the legal, child custody, and financial issues of the divorce settlement. Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA™) [...]

By |2017-07-31T09:48:22-05:00June 3rd, 2014|Budgets, Costs of Divorce, Divorce Financial Planning, Divorce Negotiations, Financial Divorce Analyst, Marital Property, Mediation|Comments Off on Divorce with a Financial Divorce Analyst™ is a no-brainer

Maryland Divorce Advice – Five Really Big Mistakes that Increase Costs

I have seen a recurring pattern in many Maryland divorce property settlement negotiations. Whether it is a Collaborative, Cooperative, Litigated, or Mediated case, these mistakes do nothing but delay the inevitable and increase the costs of the divorce. Holding on to the garden hose A divorce attorney told me about a case where the [...]

By |2017-08-04T08:57:22-05:00January 10th, 2012|Costs of Divorce, Divorce Negotiations, Mediation|Comments Off on Maryland Divorce Advice – Five Really Big Mistakes that Increase Costs