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December 2017 Archives

When divorce mediation just won’t work

Let’s face it, the word “divorce” has some pretty negative connotations. Of course, this isn’t true for every couple. Some couples are able to divorce amicably by using a relatively painless mediation process. For other couples, though, the d-word’s negative connotations are more than justified.

How should I value my house in a divorce?

The marital home is unlike any other asset in a divorce. For one thing, it is probably one of the largest assets that you own. For another, you and your spouse may both have your names on the deed. When you are dividing property in a divorce, you will need to put extra consideration into how to deal with your home.

Divorcing? Ask yourself these important questions

Divorce is full of uncertainty. After building a live with your spouse, you may be wondering what lies in the future. No doubt, you have a lot of questions on your mind. There are some questions that are more important to ask than others-- questions about legalities, finances and the divorce process. We have compiled a list of some important questions that you should ask yourself if you are getting a divorce.

How a will can keep your wealth in the family

Financial planning is an excellent tool for managing your wealth and mapping your future. It is also a tool that you can use to care for your entire family. By incorporating smart financial planning into your will, you can ensure that the wealth you have accumulated goes to your family members.

If you have children, you should have a will

Most people think of wills as documents that are meant to distribute property after someone dies. That is indeed one important aspect of a will, but there is another that many people have never thought about: The ability of a will to determine how your child will be cared for after you are gone.

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