Financial Planning

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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A Healthy Balance Sheet Leads to More Fun Between the Sheets for Couples

Sep 27, 2017

Do You and Your Spouse Argue, Agree or Abstain When It Comes to Finances? “Money management is like sex: Everyone does it, one way or another, but not many like to talk about it and some do it better than … 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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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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New Law in PA Shortens Divorce Waiting Period

Jan 18, 2017

One Year Waiting Period Saves Time, Stress, Money, Better for Children Act 102, amendment to the Domestic Relations Code, is a positive change to Pennsylvania divorce law. In Pennsylvania, couples may divorce without a reason or fault, citing irreconcilable differences. … 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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Structuring Your Divorce Settlement Agreement for College

Oct 20, 2012

Dave Emery from Marshal Financial Planning explains how properly structuring your divorce settlement agreement can save families thousands of dollars on college tuition for their children.  Keep in mind three things:    1) Financial aid — how money is awarded … Read More

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Welcome to Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation – Find Out Who We Are

Oct 17, 2012

Keila Gilbert began Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation in 1994 after going through a very difficult divorce.  She still remember it as if it were yesterday:  the pain, anxiety, fear, anger – but she got through it like everyone does, … Read More

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