Peaceful Divorce

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Dressing for Mediation

A Tennessee-Mediation.com article by Lalia Wilson   So, you are scheduled for mediation, and do not know what to wear.  Here are some ideas…

Started by Tennessee-Mediation.com

0 Aug 29, 2011

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

As a divorce attorney and mediator, I have often felt that a missing piece to the puzzle was the involvement of mental health professionals…

Started by Cynthia Tiano, Esq.

16 Dec 1, 2010
Reply by Debra Gordy MS MRET

Which Piece of the Peaceful Divorce Puzzle Do You Have?

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…

Started by Cynthia Tiano, Esq.

65 Jul 6, 2010
Reply by Jacqueline O. Kittrell

Join us for National Child-Centered Divorce Month in July

Divorce Professionals throughout North America Planning 4th annual National Child-Centered Divorce Month – bringing attention to children’s…

Started by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

1 Jun 8, 2010
Reply by Cynthia Tiano, Esq.

If your Ex is not peaceful?

I would love to hear other’s advice on how to help someone who is totally on board with the concept of a peaceful divorce and collaborative…

Started by Ashley Davis Bush

1 Sep 30, 2009
Reply by Cynthia Tiano, Esq.

Mackenzie Phillips’ reveals much about divorce & victims of child abuse!

Let's start a discussion on this very relevant topic related to divorce and parenting. Here's a post I recently put on my blog ... It’s di…

Started by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

0 Sep 30, 2009

holiday expectations

Your holidays can be exactly what you wish them to be or very close. We choose how we respond to all that life offers(lessons) and are tota…

Started by bob berlin

2 Dec 17, 2008
Reply by bob berlin

Divorce and the Holidays: What works and what to avoid!

Let's start a discussion about pitfalls to avoid during the holiday season. What have you done that has avoided or alleviated tension? How…

Started by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

6 Nov 26, 2008
Reply by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

Why Do Women Stay So Long???

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a survivor of a battering spouse I know the stigma that is attached to the women who ar…

Started by Diane Tegarden

1 Oct 19, 2008
Reply by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

Let's Unite Against Parental Alienation -- and Stop the Gender Wars!

We all know that despite their best efforts, family courts have been failing our children in post-divorce settlements. To compound that, pa…

Started by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

2 Oct 13, 2008
Reply by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

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

What About the House?

Going through divorce means dealing with hundreds of details, some more important than others. One detail that merits extra contemplation is how to deal with the marital home.Does one spouse want to keep it because the children still live there? You don't want to disrupt their lives any more than is already happening. What if the children are grown? Do you still need that much of a house?Here are the three most common means of dealing with the house in divorce:Selling the house and dividing the…See More
Apr 24
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Child Support for Special Needs Children

We know that the divorce rate among all couples is about 50%, but there is no question that divorce rates are even higher among parents of children with special needs.Below is an article that was written by Dr. Howard Drutman and Marsha Schechtman, LCSW. In this article, they talk about the considerations that must be understood about the special needs child. In addition to their information, we also have to think…See More
Mar 28
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

An Email From the IRS? Don't Believe It

Scam artists have developed a new tactic in cheating taxpayers out of their hard-earned money.Transcript fraud is when taxpayers are lured into opening an attachment that is supposed to be their tax transcript. In fact, the attachment contains malware that will intercept all of your outgoing data, with the intent of capturing account numbers. From there, the thieves withdraw the money and the taxpayer is left without…See More
Feb 21
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

2018 Taxes & Divorce: There Is Still Time

If you are getting divorced or just got divorced the last thing on your mind is taxes. It is important to remember that if you got divorced anytime in 2018 (even Dec. 31, 2018), you will be considered divorced for the whole year of 2018. What does that mean for taxes?It could mean a higher tax bill than you thought.  If you are receiving alimony this year it will be taxable to you.  If you are…See More
Dec 28, 2018
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Tax Tips for the Recently Divorced

We are only 4 weeks away from the end of the year. What does that mean for people who have gotten divorced in 2018?It means you have to get ready to file your tax returns for the year ending 2018 by April 15, 2019, or else extend it. Remember, just because you extend it, you still have to pay any tax that you owe by April 15, 2019.If you got divorced in 2017, here are some items you need to think about for tax…See More
Dec 12, 2018
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

An Elegant Solution: The Child Support Account

Today I’m pleased to bring you a special guest blog written by my colleague Steve Erickson. In his 35 years of experience, Steve has come up with a novel approach to child support that shifts couples away from being adversarial and toward collaboration. This method is called the Child Support Account, and it was originally proposed…See More
Nov 15, 2018
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Withholding: A Down Payment, not a Tax

In my experience, many people do not know the difference between the withholding amount (the taxes deducted on your pay stub) and their tax liability. All they know is that they don’t have the money. They think they’re square with the government, and are surprised if they owe any amount on top of what was withheld. That’s why I thought it would be useful to review the…See More
Oct 25, 2018
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Divorce & Support Payments – When Can You Use it to Qualify for a Mortgage?

One of the things I have learned over the years is that we cannot be a Jack-of-all-trades and a master-of-none. In today’s ever-changing world, we need to have connections with professionals in other disciplines and specialities. This is especially true with divorce professionals. I think it is important that practitioners have a network of specialists on which to draw. Today I am going to do just…See More
Oct 4, 2018
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Projecting Your 2018 Taxes

Have you thought about doing a tax projection for 2018?Obviously, this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. However, no one wants to be surprised around tax time. Here’s why you should get a head start on knowing the new tax law and how it will affect you and/or your business in the coming tax year.We are seven months into the New Year. You may not be aware that we have a new tax law that went into effect on December 22, 2017, or that most of the provisions took effect on January 1, 2018.Here are some…See More
Aug 23, 2018
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Mediators: The Swiss Army Knife of Divorce

Today I’m featuring an article by a colleague of mine named Martin Kranitz. Martin, a mediator in Maryland, has obtained certification from the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, one of the first organizations to provide mediator certification based on demonstrated performance rather than just education and mediation courses taken.  In this piece, Martin discusses one of the many functions a mediator can play,…See More
Jul 12, 2018
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The Top 3 Reasons to Choose Mediation

As attitudes change about marriage and divorce, mediation has become an attractive alternative to traditional litigation. Still, some people are wary of it. The good news is that the facts support mediation, and in this post I provide a “cheat sheet” to help you persuade a reticent spouse into the process.Control: You and your spouse get to control the speed of the process. You both get to make…See More
Jun 5, 2018
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Things We Don’t Think About When Getting Divorced

Financial issues are a big part of the difficulty of divorce, in part because people don’t realize there are certain contracts that take precedence over divorce decrees. In fact, that’s the number one misconception that people seem to have. Being able to identify financial issues can help take away some of the pitfalls and stresses that can arise…See More
May 31, 2018

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