Peaceful Divorce

April 2014 Blog Posts (3)

Tax Identity Fraud

Whether divorcing or not, one of the things that people need to be aware of is the increasing problem of tax identity fraud.

I know this from personal experience. A few years ago, after sending in a check to the Internal Revenue Service, I received notice that I had already filed. I only found out when my mortgage company called to notify me that the IRS…

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Added by Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA on April 29, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

The Internet’s Impact on Divorce

Life today is not the same as it was 20 years ago. The amount of information available with a click of the mouse makes us all better parents, patients and consumers. I’ve watched as the Internet’s influence on my clients has made them better-prepared for the important, and sometimes quite complicated, issues at hand. It has also been a great…

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Added by Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA on April 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Self-Determination: The essence of mediation

One of the standards of practice in mediation has always been that the mediator should recognize that self-determination is a major part of the decision-making of the participants. But what is self-determination?

Self-determination is based on the individual's ability to make their own informed decisions based on their…

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Added by Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA on April 1, 2014 at 12:19pm — No Comments

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

What Is a Caucus?

One of the guiding values in mediation and collaborative law is transparency. It comes with the territory when one is trying to establish trust with two different parties. Sometimes an issue may arise that one party may wish not to discuss in front of the other. If they both agree, separate meetings may take place. These meetings are called caucuses.Caucuses can be…See More
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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

How Important Is the Budget in Divorce Planning?

I think everyone’s least favorite word is BUDGET. Why don’t we want to hear that word? Think about it: We’re asking ourselves to do something we don’t want to do — or worse yet, someone else is asking us to do it. While we might not like them, having a budget does help. In divorce planning — whether you are going to litigation,…See More
Sep 18
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
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