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”
Become an affiliate of the Happily Divorced! book and audio program! Let Reformed "Killer" Divorce Attorney, Cynthia Tiano, and Dr. Max Vogt, Marriage and Family Psychologist, take you on an adventure into the lives of two families going through the divorce legal system - one doing "legal battle" and the other creating a "peaceful divorce". Learn how to create a Win-Win from their experiences... HappilyDivorced.org
With the new year approaching, some parents are thinking about sending their son or daughter off to college. If you are one of those parents, you may be wondering how to complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a gateway to all federal student aid. Whether you are married or divorced, consider the following questions before completing the FAFSA:What is the definition of Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?What is the criteria used to calculate the EFC?How does FAFSA define…See More
Many couples divorce using mediation or collaborative divorce are able to dissolve the marriage in a cooperative and respectful way that takes every member of the family into consideration.But there is another player: What you have to remember is that there is no touchy-feeliness about divorce in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service. Filing your tax return after your divorce the first year could be tricky and more complicated than you think.Items to think about:Who claims the children?Prior…See More
October is the time of year for all sorts of professional conferences. Recently, I spent six days in San Diego where I attended 2 gatherings geared toward divorce professionals.The first conference was organized by The Association of Divorce Financial Planners. This three-day conference was packed with intense coursework covering various financial issues that are likely to be encountered during a divorce.…See More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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