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Peaceful divorce is something I've promoted for over 35 years. My books and software tools to aid the Peaceful Divorce are at the web link below, where you can also can find a lot of articles or download my Free Guide to a Better Divorce ---specific steps one can take to make any divorce better, meaning less conflict, less pain, less expense. You are welcome to link to it from your own sites.
Ed, I am delighted to feature your amazing Guides and to broadcast our members about them. They will go a long way toward assisting the public in creating peaceful divorces for themselves, and are a great tool for divorce professionals to use as well! Excellent work!
Cynthia Tiano, Esq.
Author, "Happily Divorced! Secrets of the Win-Win Formula"
PS - The book Belinda mentions is the basis for the Free Guides. They are tailoed to location and type of case, and step-by-step will put people in any divorce situation on a path that will reduce conflict, find practical solutions and lead to mediation or collaborative law. Take a look, please, and if you think they might be useful in your own setting, feel free to use my graphics or your own to link to the Free Guides from your own site. They are at www.nolodivorce.com. Keep up the good work, Ed.
There is no more experienced guru on divorce than my friend Ed! This book is the last book that needs to be written about getting divorced. I have read it and decided I am NOT going to write a book about this topic since it has already been done perfectly by Ed!
Just click on any of the forum topics and a comment box will come up on for you to type in. This type of site is the latest rage - a social networking site for like-minded people to come together and also can be a very powerful marketing tool. By the way, we can communicate by clicking on "Send a message" right under your picture, which goes to your email. Check it out, it's very cool!
Welcome to Peaceful Divorce! We are truly honored to have you here. We are a fast-growing group of people committed to delivering the message of peaceful divorce to the world in a big way. We are very grateful to Belinda for leading you here! We would love for you to share some of your experience and wisdom in our discussion forum!
You are my guru even though you can't do the math of separate property interest in a home either! We need to do a teleseminar on Make Any Divorce Better. EVERYONE need to know about this book. It is the last divorce book that needs to be written! I am so glad I met you. My life is magic and I am so glad you joined us. Now put a photo of yourself in that gray box or I will upload that photo of us at lunch.
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In January of this year, I was honored to be featured in Stress-Free Divorce: Leading Divorce Professionals Speak. Unfortunately, something happened to me that has been happening all of my life: the book was published giving me credit as Robert B-O-R-D-E-T-T-E. I suppose it’s better than Bordebt, but it still makes …See More
In a divorce decree, if any amount of specified money becomes reduced:Upon the happening of any contingency related to the child orAt a time that can be clearly associated with a contingency related to the child, then the amount of the reduction will be treated as child support, rather than alimony. Code Sec. 71(c)(2). Reg. §1.71-1T(c)What is a contingency?A contingency is an event related to a child,…See More
Normally, distributions made before a participant attains age 59 1/2 are called “early distributions” and are subject to a 10% penalty tax. The tax does not apply, though, to early distributions upon death, disability, annuity payments for the life expectancy of the individual, or distributions made to an ex-spouse by a QDRO.The tax Reg (72)(t)(2)(C) states that when you take money out of a qualified plan in…See More
After divorce, people often forget to take care of a few small but very important details, such as:Joint auto Insurance policies;Amending will and life insurance beneficiaries; andSwitching accounts for bills that are on autopay.In regards to auto insurance and divorce, many couples get discounts due to being tied to their residence or having multiple vehicles. When considering the removal of a spouse from a joint policy, compare auto policies before deciding. Keep in mind the following…See More
Often when people go through a divorce, their emotions are tied up. The questions on their mind are “how does this marriage end?” and “what do I get financially?” When they do think about health insurance, they usually don't consider long-term care insurance (LTCi). Why is it so important for recently divorced or currently divorcing couples to think about long term care planning? Two…See More
Perhaps you’ve heard about the phenomenon known as the “grey divorce” and are wondering what it’s all about. An important study conducted by the Department of Sociology and the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University entitled “The Grey Divorce Revolution” addressed this issue. I was attending the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts’…See More
I recently attended a conference for The Academy of Professional Family Mediators in Memphis, Tennessee. One of the workshops I participated in was on elder care mediation, which gave some fascinating insights. A 2001 study, done by Debra B. Gentry, showed nearly 40% of adult children providing care for their parents reported serious conflict with siblings, usually related to a lack of sufficient help from those siblings. This study…See More
I very much appreciate working on divorce cases with a team, as it has so much value for clients. Mental health professionals can bring much-needed clarity to very difficult situations. The following article, written by Howard Dructman, PhD and Marsha Schechtman, LCSW, Atlanta Behavioral Consultants, explains how the concept of parallel parenting works:A literature…See More
We all hate the word budget. How many times have you had a budget that never worked and only made life harder? And when you didn't follow it, did you feel like you failed?If a budget is done right, it will provide many benefits that are crucial when going through a divorce.A budget is a guideline to help you forecast how your cash flow will look.Having a budget keeps your priorities and values straight. Many…See More
People have a range of preconceptions about divorce, the law, and the courts. In reality, going before a judge to air your grievances about your soon-to-be ex-spouse is rarely as satisfying as movies and television shows may have you believe. Mediation offers a private, cost-efficient alternative to litigation—but before you choose either venue, there are some guiding principles to keep in mind:Don't expect…See More
Time flies when you’re having fun; here we find ourselves in a new year, with new challenges ahead—and of course our taxes are due. So let’s bring you up to date on some tax changes that we know of. (Remember this year could bring other tax changes that we don’t know about at this time).One big change is that 1099s have to be in to the IRS by January 31st of his…See More
The Association of Divorce Financial Planners held their annual conference this past October. One of the keynote speakers was Mary Beth Franklin, CFP, who is a contributing editor for Investment News. She spoke about the new Social Security rules and how to maximize benefits. Here is part of her talk relating to divorce:If married at least 10 years and currently unmarried, you may be able to collect on your ex-spouse’s work record as…See More