Divorce and Finances

Health Insurance After Divorce

Apr 13, 2018

Consider Your Options Sooner Rather than Later Heath coverage after divorce is critical. And in the case of many women it becomes an affordability issue. Women are less likely than men to be insured through their own job (35% vs. … Read More

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Breaking Up the Mortgage after the Marriage Breaks Up

Nov 27, 2017

Divorces are tough. They are tough emotionally. They are tough legally. They are tough financially. One of the many issues to face is what to do with your real estate. The marital home is probably one of your largest assets. … Read More

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You are the CEO of your life! Take Charge!

Sep 21, 2017

You are in the Financial Driver’s Seat After a divorce, many people experience a substantial change in living style. Let’s face it, where there were two incomes, now there is one.  Where the cost of living was split between two, now … Read More

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Being Tax Savvy During Divorce Can Lead to a Better Financial Future

Jul 18, 2017

The saying goes that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. But when couples divorce, tax ramifications that can be a financial “kiss of death” if ignored. A key part of Alpha’s divorce mediation program is to … Read More

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Double Trouble: Tips for Handling Divorce and College Expenses

May 10, 2017

The familiar saying, “When it rains, it pours” applies to many of the clients in our Alpha Divorce Divorce Mediation Program. Just as they are stretching their dollars to operate two individual households, the first college tuition bill arrives. We … Read More

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Mediation for Divorce: A Sensible Alternative to Litigation

Oct 27, 2016

Written for the monthly newsletter for the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, Debbie Schneider’s article examines divorce mediation as a rational, reasonable approach that offers significant benefits over traditional litigation. Debbie Schneider, is an attorney-mediator for Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation … Read More

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Making Sound Financial Decisions Post-Divorce

Aug 18, 2016

What are my total portfolio costs?” Why you need to ask these questions and understand the answers to make sound financial decisions post-divorce. Divorce is a very stressful and emotional life event. Many people feel as though they are walking … Read More

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Creating a Future of Possibility: Divorce without Destruction

Apr 15, 2016

Sustainable energy, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development—all are designed to ensure the health and well-being of future generations. Just like a slash-and-burn mentality demolishes human and animal habitats and devastates economies, an adversarial divorce, with its “scorched Earth” attitude, can hold … Read More

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Surviving Divorce by Reclaiming Your Life – Secure Your Financial Future (Part Three of Five)

Jul 23, 2015

Now that you have focused on getting your physical well-being, you’re your emotional strength back, you’re ready to look at what you need to do to get your finances back on track so your future is more secure. Recalculate to … Read More

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Why Changing Your Beneficiary Designations Post-Divorce is Critical

Jun 08, 2015

By Jim Kravitz Lawrence James Financial Group Life is full of changes. Some are foreseeable while others are totally unexpected. Many of these life-changing events — a death in the family, the birth of a child, forced early retirement or … Read More

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