Collaborative Mediation in Divorce
May 2, 2018

Separate and Divorce Amicably

Here are some important steps in ending the cycle of conflict when you divorce.

Unresolved conflict brings clients to the Divorce Process. You need to defuse the conflict first to have a divorce be supportive rather than destructive. Accepting that there are two people with very different, yet valid, perspectives is just the start. To learn how to do this, let’s look at what creates and destroys love in relationships.

divorce mediator
March 21, 2018

1. A Divorce Mediator must be empathetic and an avid listener. 

February 6, 2018

In a divorce, you'll hear the phrases "maintain a lifestyle to which your family is accustomed" and "reasonable needs." There's an inherent conflict for divorcing couples between the concepts of lifestyle and reasonable needs. The cost to meet the reasonable needs of your family may be much different than the cost of your lifestyle.

December 28, 2017

For many families, divorce is an opportunity for a financial fresh start. During the divorce process, we must address the debt and how the debt is paid. Debt really does stink. Unfortunately, most of us have more debt than we'd like. How do you get rid of debt in a divorce? In my search for answers I've come across several services that might help. Check them out if debt is bringing you down.

child support in Connecticut and calculations
September 16, 2017

How is child support determined in the State of Connecticut and what is considered Income for purpuses of Child Support.  The child-support guideline is just that.  A guideline. First, we need to look carefully at the parties income. What is mom's gross income per year? What is dad's gross income per year?  We look at most recent income statements, last year's tax returns, and my absolute favorite, social security statements.

September 16, 2017

Many divorcing spouses in Connecticut or clients seeking a legal separation whether in the New Haven Court, Hartford Court, New Britain or Tolland, or any other Connecticut Court, ask a variety of tax-related divorce questions.  Is Alimony and Child Support taxable?

Child Support:

September 1, 2017

Many divorcing spouses or clients seeking a legal separation, ask a variety of tax-related divorce questions. Here are some divorce-related tax issues in a Connecticut Divorce.  Once such questions is as follows:What Assets Divided in a Connecticut Divorce are Taxable?

March 13, 2017

About 90% of U.S. businesses are family owned so it’s no surprise that one of the first questions divorcing couples ask themselves is, “What is the business worth?” Obviously, both parties to want as much as they can get which often leads one party to undervalue the business and one party to overvalue the business. You can easily see why agreeing on the value of a business can be one of the most contentious and expensive issues in a divorce.

December 1, 2016

Getting divorced is challenging enough without worrying about money, but did you know you can access your 401(k) to pay some bills? In this post I discuss why you might want to use a 401(k) to help pay for a divorce and how to use QDRO to do that.

There are many reasons why families in the midst of a divorce need quick access to cash. These reasons can include:

November 1, 2016

There are two fundamental approaches to dissolving your marriage. 

The first, most common approach is divorce litigation. This is when you and your attorney square off against your former spouse in front of a judge to determine child custody, child support, alimony, and other issues. It’s a contentious, painful process that is expensive—not only in attorney fees—but in the cost to you, your children, and your emotional stamina.