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The Top Concerns of My Clients

When working towards a divorce, my clients are primarily concerned about how it will affect them financially. What will it cost in taxes? Can they continue their current lifestyle? What will their financial future look like?

Clients may have certain concepts of divorce and not realize how it’s going to impact them financially or how to make the best financial decisions. A good example is, I…

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Posted by Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA on July 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Peaceful Divorce in Tough Economic Times

We all know that the recession is deep and painful for millions of people. It happens that divorce is a discretionary expense like home improvements, that many people will simply defer or delay because of the current circumstances. There is not only the expense of the divorce itself, but then there is the resulting two households to support.



A lot of people who would be in the market for a divorce are looking at their pocketbooks and deciding that whatever their marital problems…

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Posted by Kenneth Friedman on June 6, 2012 at 7:34am

How To Get A Divorce The Peaceful Way - Even If Your Ex Is Not On Board!

In my 30 years as a divorce attorney, and especially the last 16 years that I have been a divorce mediator, and now as a counselor, a phrase I have heard very often when I get up on my soapbox about Peaceful Divorce is, “but you don’t know my ex!” or “it’s not possible to have a peaceful divorce in my situation”. Not so. You CAN learn how to get a divorce the peaceful way, whether your spouse or ex is on board right now or not.

Now that may not be what you want to hear because what it…

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Posted by Cynthia Tiano, Esq. on May 22, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Divorce Innovations Seminar

We’ve got a seminar coming up June 23 and July 28.  Divorce Innovations will be presenting a seminar about the nuts and bolts of divorce, with attorneys talking about the law in Georgia.  Marsha Schechtman and Dr. Paul Fair will be talking about parenting plans, communication, and listening skills for people who are…

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Posted by Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA on April 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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Which Piece of the Peaceful Divorce Puzzle Do You Have? 65 Replies

Every member of this site has their own unique message around the issue of Peaceful Divorce. When we each share the piece that we have with one another, we can put the puzzle together! Please share…Continue

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How Can We Bridge The Gap Between Divorce Attorneys And Mental Health Professionals? 16 Replies

As a divorce attorney and mediator, I have often felt that a missing piece to the puzzle was the involvement of mental health professionals in the divorce process. Does anybody have the same…Continue

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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Start the Year on the Right Financial Foot – Create a Budget!

If you got divorced in 2015 or are preparing to divorce in 2016, a budget can become a road map for your financial well-being. Here are some tips to makes budgeting easier:Ensure you have broad categories in your budget. Too many details make budgeting more difficult than it needs to be.Pay yourself first—include a savings account category in your budget. Take…See More
Jan 27
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The holidays are over and so is your marriage – now what?

It has long been known that the first Monday of January is considered “Divorce Day.” The Christmas tree comes down, and so does the hammer, although the seed is often planted by one of the spouses before the holidays. According to some estimates, divorce inquiries rise by 300% during the month of January.Research on 500 divorcees commissioned by a family law provider showed that men are…See More
Jan 14
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

5 New Tax Laws for 2016

A new year is upon us, bringing with it changes to our tax laws. In order to avoid any trouble with the IRS, plan ahead for these changes.Penalty for the uninsured:Under the Affordable Care Act, individuals who choose not to get health insurance through government exchanges or through their employers have to pay an additional tax. If, in 2015, you didn't have health insurance, you’re going to pay the higher of these two amounts:2% of your…See More
Jan 4
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

5 Things You Need To Know About Your Taxes And Divorce

If you divorce in 2015, there are a few important things to be aware of in order to avoid potential hassles. Use this quick cheat sheet well in advance of the filing deadline:Know your filing status. If you divorced anytime before and up to December 31, 2015, you are considered divorced for the entire year. There is no “part-time married filing jointly” category. You'll either need to file as…See More
Dec 28, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

3 Important Tax Considerations For People Who Divorced In 2015

If you have been divorced at any time in 2015, there are specific pieces of information you need to be aware of before tax time arrives:Who claims the children? Prior to 2009, you could specify in a divorce decree which parent claimed the dependency exemption; since then, it is no longer an option to use a…See More
Dec 8, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The APFM Conference 2015: What a difference a year makes!

I have attended a lot of conferences in my career, and typically the content is standard mediation-related information. The most recent conference however, hosted by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) in Virginia, entitled Selling Peace in an Adversarial World, was different:The opening session…See More
Nov 12, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Some Highlights from the 2015 ADFP and Center for Mediation and Training Conference in New York City

It’s conference and continuing education time again. This year the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) had a joint conference with Center for Mediation & Training, which is located in New York City. The Keynote speaker was Jean Chatzky, a personal finance expert, best-selling author, and the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show. There were several other main speakers, including Robert Pokorski, MD. He is the Vice President & Medical Director for Prudential.His talk was on…See More
Nov 3, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Essential Social Security Information That Divorcing Couples Should Be Aware Of

One of the sessions I attended at the Association of Divorce Financial Professionals (ADFP) conference this year was “Everything You Didn’t Know About Social Security” presented by Jacqueline Roessler, CDFA and Melissa Joy, CFP. Their presentation covered the basics of Social Security, including: The…See More
Oct 8, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

How Does Mediation Work?

{2 minutes to read} In my previous article, I explained the collaborative process. Today, we learn about mediation.Mediation is voluntary, private, flexible, and confidential. The process continues for as long as the parties and mediator want it to. Each party involved can make their own decision regarding their agreement, allowing them to…See More
Oct 2, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

What Is Collaborative Divorce?

{Read in 3:10 minutes} Over the next several blog articles, I thought I would write about the different models of Alternative Dispute Resolution models for divorcing families.The collaborative process -- also called collaborative law or collaborative divorce -- is voluntary, private, confidential, and ensures full disclosure. That means it is the understanding and responsibility of each party to disclose all…See More
Sep 15, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Getting Back to the Grass Roots of Collaborative Divorce

How do we really know when a couple is suited for the collaborative process or mediation?I recently explored this topic at a Practice Organizational Development Group meeting for collaborative divorce professionals.Much of the discussion focused on how to screen potential clients because Alternative Dispute Resolution is not right for everyone and every situation. Even discerning…See More
Aug 4, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Clarity: Not an Optional Ingredient to Mediation

{Read in 1.7 minutes}Clarity in collaborative divorce and mediation, or any type of meeting, is critical.I had a client whose case began in November, 2014. At the outset, the parties agreed that alimony would be paid for 8 years. The agreement, however, wasn’t reached until June of this year. Guess how each party understood the agreement?The wife believed she would receive…See More
Jul 10, 2015

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