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April 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Top 10 Tips for Creating a Parenting Plan*

Separated, divorced and never-married parents often face the daunting task of creating a parenting plan for their children. Where do they start? Here is some straightforward, expert advice from the Florida AFCC Parenting Plans Taskforce to help the entire family through this very important process.



1. There Is No “One Size Fits All” Parenting Plan --
Parenting plans should be constructed to meet the unique needs of each family and each family member.



2.… Continue

Added by Cindy Harari on April 29, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

In today’s economy, mediation becoming a more prevalent method to resolve business disputes and salvage business relationships.

Budget means a rise in litigation, says Hammonds



Apr 28 2009 by Tom Scotney, Birmingham Post



The bleak picture of the financial year ahead painted by the Budget will lead to a dramatic increase in litigation, lawyers from Hammonds have claimed.



The chancellor has said that the next financial year will be the worst in terms of economic performance since the Second World War. And as the financial pressure increases, businesses will want to recoup and prevent… Continue

Added by Sue K. Varon on April 29, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Springtime in the Rockies and Your Relationships

“Partly Cloudy, Windy, Sun Mixed with Occasional Snow Showers”: Springtime in the Rockies & Your Relationships



We had snow the first weekend in April, driving, blinding, Colorado blizzard-type snow. The interstate north of us was closed, and cars were off the roads all over the place. I drive out to a local dairy on Saturdays to pick up our weekly dairy order, and could hardly see the road in some places; the wind was blowing snow so badly.



Two days later, it was warm,… Continue

Added by Debra Gordy MS MRET on April 28, 2009 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Underwater Stock Options, A Problematic Marital Asset

In today’s economy a new issue has arisen regarding stock options that once upon a time had value as a marital asset. With the economic downturn, a majority of stock options are now underwater. Approximately, two thirds of public companies report their stock options underwater. How should we treat this asset in a divorce settlement?



Companies that issue stock options have to report the outstanding options as an expense on their books, driving meager earnings down. As a result, new… Continue

Added by Sue K. Varon on April 17, 2009 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Responsibility

Peaceful Divorce member Michael Mastracci's recent email included the following insightful message:



Spiritual Laws to Help With Divorce -- Responsibility



When going through a divorce, the desire to lay blame is strong, and of course, natural. But in order to learn and grow from the situation, and truly heal, we need to look inside of ourselves. When we can ask ourselves what our contributions to the situation have been, then we’re ready to take an honest look at… Continue

Added by Cindy Harari on April 10, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What's Your Co-Parenting Style? Cooperative, Parallel or Somewhere In-Between?

One of many difficult things parents must do during and after their divorce is deal with their child(ren)'s other parent. While some aspects of "the deal" are spelled out in documents such as temporary or permanent court orders or final marital settlement agreements, most of the "parenting" details are not explicitly written down.



For example, a document provides that the child(ren) are to spend every Tuesday night and alternating weekends with Parent A. In most instances, an… Continue

Added by Cindy Harari on April 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My Peaceful Divorce

Many people have asked me why I turned from being a successful, aggressive divorce attorney to a mediator. It is a question that I have been asked over and over again for a dozen years now. I admit that I never really delved deeply into the question, just answered it with some general statements like, “It was no longer in line with my truth,” or “My spiritual growth would no longer allow me to ignore the damage I was doing to families,” or some such.



Now, to a large extent, these… Continue

Added by Cynthia Tiano, Esq. on April 4, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Today's economy is affecting divorce finances -- an opportunity to speak out!

Here's an opportunity for our community to tag onto news features with a wholistic perspective on child support and alimony issues. Found this in today's news. Feel free to alert your local media about how Peaceful Divorce creates more win/win solutions for both parents and children regarding all facets of divorce, including the finances!





Rising Unemployment Creating More Work for Divorce Lawyers



CHICAGO, March 31, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- As the… Continue

Added by Rosalind Sedacca, CCT on April 1, 2009 at 9:40am — No Comments

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

21st Century Parenting Plans

I remember when the default custody arrangement had one parent as the custodial parent, and the other parent was known as the “Disneyland parent.” They had their children every other weekend, and maybe once during the week for dinner. Today it is more common to see joint parenting time consist of one week on, and one week off or “two-two-five-five” time,…See More
Aug 15
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Including a Financial Professional in Your Mediation

Very often, couples who are divorcing amicably, or who have straightforward financial situations, will forgo meeting with a financial professional while they go through mediation. Though this may seem logical on its face, “going it alone” may result in unnecessary hardship and inaccurate calculations.  It is easy to simply look at a tax table today and say “I am going…See More
Jul 30
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

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