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Buying a House During a Divorce - Renting vs Purchasing Your Next Home

Posted on June 30, 2011

Purchasing a Home During Divorce Process I do not encourage my clients to buy a house, condo or townhouse etc. during the divorce or within the first year of the divorce. The reason for this is simple. Research has shown that divorce is the second most emotionally traumatic event you will...…

Child Custody in TN

Posted on June 1, 2011

Child Custody and Divorce–State of Tennessee During divorce, the most heated debates include money and children. The money issues are not surprising. Research has shown that the majority of marital arguments are related to financial issues. But child custody issues during divorce can also be very...…

Nashville Client Has ‘Aha Moment’ About Social Security Benefits and Her Pending Divorce Settlement in Tennessee

Posted on May 19, 2011

During a recent meeting with a new client she told me that her divorce had been dragging on for 2 ½ years and she wanted it over in 45 days. I understood her frustration and emotional exhaustion because in addition to being a financial counselor, I too am a divorcee. I asked her how long she had...…

5 Tax Traps to Avoid During a Divorce

Posted on May 4, 2011

I was speaking with a new client yesterday and discussing the importance of understanding the tax consequences of her divorce settlement. Like most of my clients, she had not paid the family bills or addressed paying their taxes. She was totally unaware of how ignoring tax issues could cost her...…

Five Hidden Costs of Keeping the House in the Divorce

Posted on April 27, 2011

As I work with my divorcing clients, I am keenly aware that they are vulnerable. A prime example of their vulnerability is the all too frequent desire to keep the marital home. This is usually the wife and mother who want s to keep continuity for her children. The decision makes sense from an...…