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How to Complete Your Financial Affidavit and Statement of Net Worth for Your Divorce (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | March 8, 2017

What is a financial affidavit? Preparing for divorce requires you to gather, organize and prepare a lot of financial information. Your attorney, spouse, spouse’s attorney, and…

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Can My Spouse Claim Rights to My Trust Fund during Divorce? (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | March 1, 2017

When it comes to a property settlement, having a trust fund can make for a sticky financial situation. Divorce forces spouses to consider every asset that…

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The Ultimate Divorce Checklist: What You Need to Prepare (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | March 1, 2017

(Updated) Divorce can easily become one of the most tumultuous, stressful times in your life—emotionally, physically, and financially. During a divorce, emotions can range from…

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How to Handle Your Home During Divorce

By Shawn Leamon | February 27, 2017

This article was originally published on Nerdwallet. The marital home is many couples’ most valuable asset, so deciding what to do with it during divorce can…

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How to Find the Best Divorce Attorney

By Shawn Leamon | February 22, 2017

Why You Need a Divorce Lawyer It can be tempting to try to navigate the waters of your divorce on your own. After all, a…

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3 Ways to Successfully Navigate the Mysterious Divorce “Discovery” Process

By Shawn Leamon | February 22, 2017

During your divorce, you may find the discovery process to be probing and invasive. Entering the process prepared with realistic expectations can be comforting and give you…

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How to Get Divorced Without a Lawyer: 3 Ways to Save Money by Staying Out of Court

By Shawn Leamon | February 15, 2017

When most people picture the arduous divorce process, it is seldom imagined without a sharp-dressed attorney in a courtroom. What many people do not consider…

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Your Easy 2017 Guide to Taxes in Divorce (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | February 1, 2017

Why You Must Read This Guide in 2017 if You’re Getting Divorced Whether you oversaw family finances while married or this is your first time…

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The Best Divorce Blogs for Women and Men (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | January 25, 2017

Going through a divorce is one of the toughest things that can happen in your life. There are legal issues, financial complications, and of course, intense emotional strains.…

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[Updated] Gray Divorce: 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Facing Divorce After 50 (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | January 20, 2017

Surviving Gray Divorce Divorce is always complicated, but the stakes are even higher when you are getting a so-called “gray divorce.” The divorce rate for…

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3 Ways Divorce Can Affect Your Credit Score

By Shawn Leamon | January 13, 2017

This article was originally published on NerdWallet.com. Going through a divorce is stressful enough without having to worry about how it could affect your credit. Unfortunately,…

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12 Ways to Avoid Common Divorce Settlement Mistakes (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | January 11, 2017

Approximately 95 percent of divorces are settled out of court. If you or your attorney make a mistake during the divorce settlement, it can affect…

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What is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)? (Recommended)

By Shawn Leamon | January 6, 2017

“I want to make sure that the settlement you sign works for you—not only for the coming years, but for the coming decades.”  – Shawn…

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Manage Your Debt for a Smoother Divorce

By Shawn Leamon | December 8, 2016

This article was originally published on NerdWallet.com Divorce isn’t just the legal end of a marriage. It’s also the end of shared finances, requiring couples…

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Should I Get a Divorce? Signs Your Marriage is Over. (Updated!)

By Shawn Leamon | November 11, 2016

Learn if You Should Get a Divorce When death is not what parts you, a new life on your own can be complicated, and the…

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Can You Afford to Keep Your Marital Home?

By Shawn Leamon | November 2, 2016

Your marital home is often the biggest asset you will consider as you go through divorce. Therefore, it may be tempting to try to keep…

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Fighting to Keep Your Home in a Divorce? If You Win, It Will Cost You.

By Shawn Leamon | October 31, 2016

The costs of a divorce add up quickly. While many charges are easy to anticipate, some catch you by surprise. If you decide to fight…

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Pension Fund? These Costly QDRO Mistakes Can Derail Your Retirement

By Shawn Leamon | October 26, 2016

Divorce is always a tricky process to navigate. But add an imminent retirement and a host of pension funds to the mix, and you will…

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