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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

Have You Started Preparing for Your Taxes Yet? Don't Get Surprised by an Unexpected Tax Bill - Do a Projection!

Autumn is upon us, and there is no better time for divorcing spouses to start thinking about tax preparation for the year 2014.Even though we're 7 months away from having to file our taxes, once the clock strikes midnight on December 31, there's not much you can do. What if you didn't withhold enough? Wouldn't you like to know that beforehand?I highly…See More
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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Affordable Care Act Updated Statistics

In December of 2013, I wrote an article about the Affordable Care Act and how it could help in divorce situations. The information available at the time did not specifically mention divorce, but it was nonetheless helpful for me in several instances.A detailed set of new data was released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May of 2014, and I…See More
Oct 8
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

7 Things to Consider in Your Divorce

In a divorce, both parties have many decisions to make. Whether it’s through mediation or a collaborative approach to divorce, these items are important to keep in mind:1. Asset and liability divisionHow will assets be divided?How much is your home worth?Will you continue to co-own the home and sell it in the future?Does there need to be a buy-out of a share of the home’s…See More
Sep 22
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

I Don't Want to Hear about the Process

As divorce professionals working in mediation and in collaborative divorce, we tend to talk a lot about the process, explaining to clients how the process works and what they can expect - sometimes verbally, and other times with the help of graphics or a combination of the two. We also tend to explain to the client that they make decisions, but we own the process as professionals.…See More
Sep 11
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Managing Expectations in Divorce

When people come in for divorce, they often have their own ideas about what it is, how it will play out, and what the financial settlement will be. That is why it is so important to set realistic expectations for both parties. Whether it be a mediated or litigated divorce, here are some tips on how you can avoid serious disappointment - simply by managing your expectations.Results are…See More
Aug 26
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

What Are The Tax Implications of Divorce?

Every divorce is different, but there is no doubt that it will change the way you approach and file your taxes.That’s why seeking divorce advice from professionals before any official proceedings is a prudent move. There are many significant tax implications to consider, such as:Filing statusChild supportProperty division and the resulting tax implicationsAlimonyCustody arrangements and…See More
Jun 3
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Prenuptial Agreements

Over the last several years I have seen a number of clients who are entering into their divorces with prenuptial agreements already in place.As I thought about couples considering what to include in their prenuptial agreements, I remembered an article from many years ago published in The New York Times by Jan Hoffman called “THE RICH: How They Keep It.” Here are some…See More
May 13
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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Tax Identity Fraud

Whether divorcing or not, one of the things that people need to be aware of is the increasing problem of tax identity fraud.I know this from personal experience. A few years ago, after sending in a check to the Internal Revenue Service, I received notice that I had already filed. I only found out when my mortgage company called to notify me that the IRS was showing two different 1040s filed under my…See More
Apr 29
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The Internet’s Impact on Divorce

Life today is not the same as it was 20 years ago. The amount of information available with a click of the mouse makes us all better parents, patients and consumers. I’ve watched as the Internet’s influence on my clients has made them better-prepared for the important, and sometimes quite complicated, issues at hand. It has also been a great equalizer in the knowledge gap about finances…See More
Apr 15
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Self-Determination: The essence of mediation

One of the standards of practice in mediation has always been that the mediator should recognize that self-determination is a major part of the decision-making of the participants. But what is self-determination?Self-determination is based on the individual's ability to make their own informed decisions based on…See More
Apr 1
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Budgeting During Divorce

So you've filled out your financial affidavit that was required during the divorce process, and chances are your budget was left lopsided. Now is the time to look at your spending plan - not months after you’ve waded deeper into debt.Creating any kind of budget is not something most people relish - especially in the middle of a  divorce. But it is important to realize that in order to be…See More
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