Financial Dangers of Living Separately (But Not Divorced)

By |January 5th, 2016|

It’s just a short hop from the holidays to what is known as “divorce season.” For the past 2 months, many people have been in holiday “limbo,” not making waves during this time of […]

Happy Holidays? Maybe and Maybe Not

By |December 7th, 2015|

I have a close friend whom I’ve known for many years. She is always busy, dressed to the nines. I’m most likely to see her pulling out of her driveway, on her way to […]

Thinking of Hiding Assets? Don’t!

By |November 17th, 2015|

In 1996, wife Denise Rossi purposefully hid lottery winnings in the amount of $1.3 million from her husband of 25 years. When her ex-husband realized what she had done, he filed a motion to […]

4 Ways to Minimize the Cost of Divorce

By |November 9th, 2015|

Whether mediating or litigating your divorce, costs can escalate quickly, especially if you are facing a complicated settlement. There are some simple ways, however, to help keep the cost of your divorce down. Here […]

The Importance of Estate Planning During Divorce

By |October 26th, 2015|

At least once a year, I invite clients in to conduct portfolio and beneficiary reviews on all important documents. It’s a rare year where I don’t find at least one policy or investment where […]

Divorce Planning Strategies: Early Access to Retirement Funds Without Penalties

By |October 13th, 2015|

It’s not unusual that a couple’s assets with the most equity are the marital residence and various retirement plans. So, what do you want your life to look like post divorce? Do you want […]

How Much Do You Know About Your Marital Finances?

By |September 28th, 2015|

What if your spouse came home and announced he/she wanted a divorce?

What would you do?

Where would you start?

The good news is, statistics show that the number of marriages that last to at least 15 […]

5 Simple Rules to Avoid Disaster When You Lose Your Cell Phone

By |September 17th, 2015|

It’s customary at our local Pilates studio to race in and place our keys, phones and shoes into tiny open cubbies. It’s a safe haven where we can separate ourselves from distractions, like the […]

How Will the “Bright Line” Ruling on California’s Date of Separation Affect You?

By |September 1st, 2015|

One of the most commonly litigated issues in divorce proceedings is California’s “date of separation.” This occurs because the date of Separation is so impactful to the most critical financial aspects of divorce, such […]

Life Is Short. Have an Affair.

By |August 25th, 2015|

Last week’s New York Times Technology headline, “The Ashley Madison Data Dump, Explained,” further delighted all who believe in the karma bus.

The initial reports about the hack did not cover the moral aspect of […]