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Cynthia Tiano, Esq.'s Blog – July 2008 Archive (4)

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis Winners of First Annual Celebrity Co-Parent Awards

West Palm Beach, FL: Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, founder of National Child-Centered Divorce Month in July, and Cynthia Tiano, Esq., creator of the Celebrity Co-Parent Awards, have announced that Demi Moore and Bruce Willis are the winners as the Celebrity Co-Parents of the Year at the first annual Celebrity Co-Parent Awards.



“These two parents are ideal role models for families facing the challenges of divorce,” says Sedacca, a Certified Corporate Trainer and author of the… Continue

Added by Cynthia Tiano, Esq. on July 26, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Huge Legal Costs - Not Just For Celebrity Divorces!

Do you have any idea what a celebrity divorce costs? I’m talking about those divorces where the celebrity couple decided to battle it out instead of getting a peaceful divorce!



Check out these numbers - in the McCartney divorce it was reported that Heather Mills ended up over $3million in debt for her legal bills in her divorce battle with Paul McCartney and had to sell her home to pay off her lawyers! David Hasselhoff’s legal fees in his divorce were reputed to be over… Continue

Added by Cynthia Tiano, Esq. on July 9, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Announcing The First Annual Celebrity Co-Parent Awards During National Child-Centered Divorce Month

Palm Beach County, FL: Cynthia Tiano, Esq., reformed “killer” divorce attorney turned mediator and creator of the Celebrity Co-Parent Awards, and Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, founder of National Child-Centered Divorce Month in July, have announced the contenders for the first ever Celebrity Co-Parent Awards, which were created to catch celebrity co-parents in the act of doing something right.



The criteria for the award are celebrity couples who have survived the breakup of… Continue

Added by Cynthia Tiano, Esq. on July 6, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Parenting After Divorce – Cooperative, Parallel, or Somewhere In-Between?

This excellent article was created by our Parenting Coordination expert, Cindy Harari, Esq.



One of many difficult things parents must do after divorce is deal with their child’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 spends every… Continue

Added by Cynthia Tiano, Esq. on July 1, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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Important Notes on the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015

On December 18, 2015, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 was enacted. It extended permanently more than 20 key tax provisions. As well, some of the tax provisions that expired at the end of 2014 were extended for five years. Here are just a few…See More
Apr 28
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Filing an Extension with the IRS

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
Apr 14
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

4 Issues You Need to Be Aware of When Filing Your Taxes After Divorce

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
Apr 5
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Start the Year on the Right Financial Foot – Create a Budget!

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
Jan 27
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The holidays are over and so is your marriage – now what?

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
Jan 14
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

5 New Tax Laws for 2016

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
Jan 4
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

5 Things You Need To Know About Your Taxes And Divorce

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
Dec 28, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

3 Important Tax Considerations For People Who Divorced In 2015

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
Dec 8, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The APFM Conference 2015: What a difference a year makes!

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
Nov 12, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Some Highlights from the 2015 ADFP and Center for Mediation and Training Conference in New York City

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
Nov 3, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Essential Social Security Information That Divorcing Couples Should Be Aware Of

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
Oct 8, 2015
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

How Does Mediation Work?

{2 minutes to read} In my previous article, I explained the collaborative process. Today, we learn about mediation.Mediation is voluntary, private, flexible, and confidential. The process continues for as long as the parties and mediator want it to. Each party involved can make their own decision regarding their agreement, allowing them to…See More
Oct 2, 2015

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