A resource for parents facing separation or divorce. Share the challenges divorce creates for parents and learn solutions that have worked for others. Lots of expert advice from therapists, attorneys, mediators, educators and other supporters.
Please feel free to take a look at all of the resources we have here that may be of help to you. They were created to help people in the divorce process to create a peaceful one, and a better life for themselves and their families afterward.
Cynthia Tiano, Esq.
Peaceful Divorce Mediator/Coach
Author, “Happily Divorced! Secrets of the Win-Win Formula”
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Thank you to Melody Richardson of Richardson, Bloom and Lines, LLC of Atlanta, for our first book review. The book being discussed is Dr. Howard Drutman’s book “Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Children.” Dr. Drutman’s sardonic new book, “Divorce: The Art of Screwing Up Your Children”, is a “how-to” book for parents who have become so embroiled in the battle with their children’s other parent that they have become blind to how that battle is screwing up their children. This book is also for…See More
Taxes are one of those unavoidable things that we have to deal with every year. The deadline stays relatively the same, but many of us nonetheless find ourselves scrambling to gather our documents. The reasons for this are as varied as the taxpayers themselves, but many times it simply comes down to being disorganized and lacking time management skills. If you are in no way ready to file…See More
When couples get divorced, they can be respectful and cooperate with each other, but that does not mean the IRS will make it easy for them.Dividing property, and receiving alimony and other assets along with child support, can be complicated.Division of Assets and…See More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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