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December 2011 - 10 Ways to Make the Holidays a Little Easier
Books by Brette Sember
- Obesity and Custody
You may have heard some recent news reports that childhood obesity is being considered as a factor in custody cases, with courts taking custody away from parents because their child is overweight. The reports are alarming and this is an issue that definitely needs some clarification.
The holidays can be a challenge for any parent, but when youre going through or recovering from divorce, it can be even harder. Its hard not only on you, but also on your child, who wants to please both parents, and also secretly wishes those parents would reunite for the holidays like they used to be.
Considering a Particular Settlement? Will It Work for You?
By Carl Palatnik, CFP®, CDFA
How you separate assets, debts and income during your divorce can affect your legal rights, financial lifestyle and emotional well-being for years to come. Go to Article
Divorce and the Marital Home - A Source of Problems, A Source of Solutions
By Scott Henbest
It is not uncommon for the marital home to be the largest, or one of the largest, financial assets in the marriage.Go to Article
Child Support vs. Spousal Support: Tax Benefits and Tax Traps
By Jerry Style, EA, CFP®, CDP, ChFC
Support payments pursuant to divorce receive different tax treatment depending upon whether they are characterized as child support or spousal support (referred to also as maintenance or alimony). This is a potential tax planning opportunity, but there are important pitfalls that need to be addressed in the tax planning process. Go to Article
How to Create Happy Endings Through Divorce and Beyond!
Solutions Books by Rosalind Sedacca
- Parenting After Divorce: Help Your Kids Adjust to Two Happy Homes
One of the greatest disruptions in a child’s life
can be the upheaval caused by divorce. For this reason
it is incumbent on you, as a parent, to doing everything
possible day by day, month by month, to help your children
adjust, assimilate into their new routines and accept
the changes in their lives in the most positive possible
Parents: Dont Bring Your Battles to Court
You’re getting divorced and you’re angry,
resentful, hurt, vindictive or any combination of other
painful emotions. You want to lash out, to get back at
your spouse or boost your own sense of esteem. Hiring
the most aggressive litigious divorce lawyer you can find
seems like your smartest choice. Your ex is in for a fight!
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