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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

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
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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
Jan 1
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Filing Your Taxes after Divorce

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

Fall Is for Continuing Education

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
Nov 5, 2014
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Have You Started Preparing for Your Taxes Yet? Don't Get Surprised by an Unexpected Tax Bill - Do a Projection!

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
Oct 17, 2014
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Affordable Care Act Updated Statistics

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
Oct 8, 2014
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

7 Things to Consider in Your Divorce

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
Sep 22, 2014
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

I Don't Want to Hear about the Process

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
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