15 April 2014 0 Comments

Navigating through Divorce

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!ShareEven though it seems like yesterday that you said, “I do” and promised to love each other forever and ever, sometimes people just aren’t compatible and things don’t work out. Going through a divorce or other family issue is by […]

9 April 2014 0 Comments

Collaborative Divorce

ShareWant a gentler approach to divorce? While divorces are typically considered to be bitter battles between ex-spouses, this does not have to be the case. Many times there are spouses who no longer want to remain married, but who do not want to fight in a courtroom setting over each and every detail either. For […]

8 April 2014 0 Comments

Community Property s. Separate Property

ShareWhat’s ours? What’s mine? While a couple is married and accumulating property, little thought is given to whether their property belongs to one spouse or the other, or to both of them. But once a couple is considering divorce or has already filed one, the question of who gets what becomes a priority. One of […]

2 April 2014 0 Comments

How Long Must I Pay Child Support?

ShareEvery child deserves the right to be supported by both parents. Paying child support is an obligation – not a choice. Today, where sons and daughters remain longer in the family home, one may question the concept of childhood dependence ending at majority. In many cases, a child who turns 18 is considered an adult […]

1 April 2014 0 Comments

Chameleon Kids and Divorce

ShareDivorced parents with built-up anger and sharp-tongues need to love their children more than they hate each other in order to prevent the ‘Chameleon Effect.” Chameleon children often tell each parent a different story with the intent of keeping both parents happy. Some tell their mom or dad that they want nothing more than to […]

28 March 2014 0 Comments

Estate Planning and Same-Sex Couples

ShareMaking sure your partner will be taken care of in case something happens to you is one of the most loving things you can do. This applies to all couples – same-sex or opposite sex. Now that the Federal government recognizes same-sex marriages, married same-sex partners will receive the same Federal income and estate tax […]

21 March 2014 0 Comments

Healing from Domestic Violence

ShareDomestic Violence effects children who have Witnessed it, and those Abused all the way to Adulthood. Help your child heal from the Trauma. Family Violence creates an environment where children live in constant fear. Children who witness domestic violence suffer the same effects as those who are physically abused as well. They are unable to […]

18 March 2014 0 Comments

Advanced Health Care Directives- Secure yourself & your assets

ShareBefore you find yourself affected by an injury or illness, you should know that you can plan now for your medical care if you are unable to speak for yourself in the future. An individual has the right to make his or her own medical decisions as long as he or she understands what’s going […]

13 March 2014 0 Comments

Am I Entitled to my Husband’s Retirement Account?

ShareWhen choosing a beneficiary for a retirement plan, it is important to understand how your spouse will be treated under the plan. Surviving spouses are treated differently under 401(k)’s and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). While a 401(k) provides protection for a surviving spouse, and IRA does not. Most people name their spouses to inherit the […]

12 March 2014 0 Comments

Estate Planning and your Retirement

ShareWill you have enough money to live the retirement life you want? Anyone who has any assets, including money, insurance policies, or possessions, has an estate. If you want to make sure these things go to the people you want and in the proper amounts, it is important to have an estate plan in place. […]