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

Clarity: Not an Optional Ingredient to Mediation

{Read in 1.7 minutes}Clarity in collaborative divorce and mediation, or any type of meeting, is critical.I had a client whose case began in November, 2014. At the outset, the parties agreed that alimony would be paid for 8 years. The agreement, however, wasn’t reached until June of this year. Guess how each party understood the agreement?The wife believed she would receive…See More
Jul 10
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

When Is It Time to Involve outside Experts in Divorce Mediation?

{Read in 2.3 minutes}Having relationships with outside experts can be helpful during mediation. Many times these experts are professionals the clients know and possibly work with.I currently have a mediation case with a husband and wife involved with three LLC companies, all owned by an S corp. The husband owns the majority of the stock, and from the start, wanted to ensure his wife was taken care…See More
Jun 28
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Do I LISTEN, or Do I TALK?

{Time to read: 2:30 minutes}If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.- Mark TwainMediators can help couples going through divorce by:Establishing ground rules. We can slow down the conversation, and ask certain questions that can promote understanding.Resolving or better managing disputes. We help people reach agreement about what they will do differently…See More
May 31
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

The Ins and Outs of Mediation Part 2

Last week, we answered some questions regarding the mediation process. This week we continue with more questions and answers.Q: What do I need to bring to the first mediation session?A: The first session is when both parties learn how the mediation process works. All the facts are brought to the table, and a list of items needed in future appointments will be provided. Typical…See More
May 14
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

New clients often have questions regarding mediation. I’ve put together a list of questions and answers to help shed some light on the ins and outs of mediation. Q: Why would I mediate instead of cho…

New clients often have questions regarding mediation. I’ve put together a list of questions and answers to help shed some light on the ins and outs of mediation.Q: Why would I mediate instead of choosing typical litigation?A: There are several reasons why mediation is better than litigation:It can be faster and less expensiveIt's much more privateIt tends to create less emotional turbulence for the coupleCourt schedules and delays are not an issueQ: How can mediation work with my spouse when we…See More
Apr 29
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

If You Divorced in 2014, Read This Before Filing Your Taxes!

{2:45 minutes to read} If you were divorced in 2014 and are preparing to file your taxes, you need to be aware of which filing status to use. The filing status should be Single or Head of Household if you are divorced.  Can both parties claim Head of Household? You can if each party meets the qualifications. You also need to think about who claims the children…See More
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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

How Do You Divide Retirement Funds After a Divorce?

{2:30 to read} In virtually every divorce, assets are divided. However, dividing a teacher’s or other government employee’s retirement account is not possible in every state - as is the case with Georgia.First some background: The division of retirement plans is governed by something called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO. QDROs are a separate form from…See More
Mar 19
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Knowing When to Ask for Help

In my practice, I call upon my professional network often.Mediators like myself - who are trained in the financial piece of divorce - often reach out to other professionals when it comes to helping with the emotional side of divorce. This is the essence of team mediation; forming a team of professionals whose skills and training complement each other.I've been practicing the team mediation model for some time, and I enjoy…See More
Feb 26
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Which Method Offers More Flexibility: ADR or Old-Fashioned Divorce?

{4.1 minutes to read}The differences between litigating a divorce and trying Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), like mediation and collaborative law, are numerous - but perhaps the most important area where these differences come into play is property.Everything is fair game. You don't get to hide anything. But what is marital property versus separate…See More
Feb 12
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

How Can Hopes and Goals Help in Your Divorce?

If divorce becomes a reality for you in 2015, consider mediation. There are many different mediation models to choose from with new models coming to light in recent years, such as:Team mediationFamily collaborative mediationIntegrated mediation The three models mentioned above use similar tools as the collaborative divorce process - involving financial professionals,…See More
Feb 1
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Things to Consider When Completing the FAFSA

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
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