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EVERY FAMILY IS UNIQUE AND EVRY DIVORCE SETTLEMENT SHOULD BE UNIQUE

Posted on January 20, 2020

Divorce settlements should be as individual as your family.  One size does not fit all or most when it somes to creating a property settelment or parenting plan.  Don't assume the settlement your neighbor or cousin received is what yours should resemble. It is fine to talk with friends about...…

DIVORCE AND HOW IS ALIMONY CALCULAETD?

Posted on December 27, 2019

A client in my Brentwood, TN office told me her attorney suggested she hire a CPA to help her calculate alimony.  Her attorney told her that alimony is based primarily on two factors:  What does she need? and What can her husband afford to pay?  We can understand the concepts of need and ability...…

BRENTWOOD DIVORCE AND POST NUP AGREEMENTS

Posted on November 6, 2019

Three clients in my Brentwood, TN office this week asked me to help them with post nup agreements their estate planning attorney was drafting.  So, thought I would write something these in my blog in the hopes the information would help another couple.  These post-nup agreements all focus on...…

DIVORCE MEDIATION NASHVIILE - ADDRESS TAX ISSUES

Posted on September 27, 2019

If you are considering divorce mediation in the Nashville area, remember to address tax issues. Since the financial issues of divorce are 45%, it is critical that you pay attention to the numbers. Do not assume your attorney will understand or explain the tax issues to you. Consider such questions...…

BRENTWOOD DIVORCE MEDIATION AND FISHY FINANCES

Posted on August 20, 2019

My Brentwood divorce mediations often have fishy finances. It is imperative the financial topics be thoroughly understood by both spouses before a settlement can be finalized. For example, I was talking with a husband client today and he said he felt he should pay his wife $50,000 for her share of...…

Franklin Divorce Mediator Topics

Posted on July 24, 2019

If you are preparing for divorce mediation in Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood or some other town in TN, you will prepare for mediation the same way.  First, get a list of assest and debts.  Then work on a parenting plan and child support worksheet.  Finally, gather information on your monthly...…

BRENTWOOD DIVORCE MEDIATION-COMMON TOPICS

Posted on June 18, 2019

Today, divorce mediation client in my Brentwood office asked me this question, "Do we divide the assets and debts as of the date of divorce or the date we separated?"  Since this is a legal question, I referred them to discuss this with their attorney. But, I also asked them, "What did they think...…

NASHVILLE DIVORCE AND MEDIATION FINANCES

Posted on May 18, 2019

If you live in Nashville and are considering divorce or mediation, focus on the finances. Why? Because divorce is 45% emotions, 45% finances and 10% law. You really need to get your finances organized and understood before you consult an attorney. Why? Because attorneys tell me they cannot give...…

DIVORCE AND ALIMONY

Posted on April 10, 2019

Alimony is a hot divorce topic regardless if you are in Nashville, Brentwood or Franklin Tennessee.  Calculating potential alimony is based on math... What does one spouse need and what is the other spouse able to pay?  Focusing on a very detailed expense worksheet is the best way to determine a...…

DIVORCE AND THE PARENTING CLASS

Posted on March 25, 2019

A divorcing parent is required to attend the parentingf class if they have a minor child or children.  This four-hour class is offered by several companies throughout Nashville and two providers offer an online class.  Many of my clients have taken the online class rather than attending the class...…