Looking Up From the Screen

By |January 5th, 2019|

Look up from your phone…. I’m right over here!

Don’t worry. This is not another article about cell phone dependence. It’s about this author and my observations and decision-making process.

This New Year’s eve I found […]

The Myth of Being Fair

By |November 18th, 2018|

Sometimes “even” isn’t really fair. I have a lovely client who came to me when her husband left the family home. After much delay, he finally served her with his self-prepared divorce documents. In […]

How Can You Sleep Well at Night?

By |November 1st, 2018|

Last Saturday, I took a workshop on sleep and well-being. I’ve always been nocturnal and have long considered those hours between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. as bonus hours of “me time” to read […]

But I Have a Financial Planner… Why Do I Need a Divorce Financial Planner?

By |October 17th, 2018|

Do you know the difference between someone who says they’re a “financial planner” vs. a “CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™“ professional vs. “Divorce Financial Planner”? I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, (CFP®) who is also […]

This Season on RHONJ…

By |October 4th, 2018|

It’s a simple concept but somehow it comes up over and over; the ramifications can’t be emphasized enough:

Very few women (and men) fully understand the legal and financial implications that their partners’ actions have […]

Divorcing? How to Protect Your Child’s College Funds

By |September 21st, 2018|

Recently, I was quoted in a Reuters article which showcased various ways that families save funds for their children to attend college. Sometimes in my work as a Certified Financial Planner®, I use the […]

Take Control of Your Case. Take Control of Your Future.

By |September 9th, 2018|

Female clients who are the higher earning spouse are trending in my practice. These women are successful professionals who fear they have more to lose in a divorce than their spouses. They’re not only responsible […]

Call Me Skeptical, But…

By |July 26th, 2018|

{3:30 minutes to read} In over 25 years as a Certified Financial Planner(™) professional, nobody’s ever called me and said, “I won the lottery.” A few have announced they’ve received “unexpected sudden wealth” and […]

How and Why to Modify Your Divorce Agreement

By |July 6th, 2018|

Sometimes after a divorce has been settled, circumstances change. Are you aware that there is recourse? You can make financial modifications to the original agreement. Is it better to come to me individually to […]

6 Ways Lawyers & Mediators Ask Me To Assist In Divorce Cases

By |June 14th, 2018|

Last month, an attorney/mediator found me by doing a search that led him to members of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners. In our first meeting, he admitted to me that he “wasn’t great […]