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Getting a Mortgage Post-Divorce

| By Renee W. Senes, CDFA, Senes and Chwalek Financial Advisors | Mar 15 2018

Many of our clients find themselves needing to obtain a mortgage either to refinance their existing home or to purchase a new home. Hopefully this is something you have considered in the division of your assets and already planned for.

College Financial Aid, the FAFSA and Divorce

| By Diane C Pappas, CDFA™ | Mar 1 2018

It's the new year...time to fill out the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

What's Important About Money to You?

| By Renee W. Senes, CDFA | Jan 25 2018

Understanding what money means to you can actually help you set financial goals that are realistic and comfortable for you.

| By Reprinted with permission from Allstate Insurance | Jan 8 2018

Insurance is among the financial considerations you'll likely need to make during a divorce

Killing Alimony

| By Chris Chen, CFP, CDFA | Nov 16 2017

Eliminating the deductibility of alimony payments from taxable income is one of the features of the Republican House Tax Reform bill. It is very significant to both payors and recipients of alimony.

Supreme Judicial Court Says Wife Does Not Get More Alimony Just Because Husband's Income Goes Up

| By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. | Oct 26 2017

In a September 25th decision, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) affirmed an often misunderstood legal tenet i.e., just because the alimony paying ex-spouse starts making more money, the receiving ex-spouse does not automatically get an increase in alimony.

Could I Qualify as a First Time Home Buyer After My Divorce?

| By Renee W. Senes, CDFA | Oct 23 2017

You CAN be a first time home buyer even if you have already owned a house! This is wonderful news for people going through a divorce!

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

| By Donna Marsella, CDFA | Oct 23 2017

The basics of a pre-nuptial agreement, what it should cover and who should have one are just a few of the questions that will be reviewed in this segment

The Biggest Financial Mistake Women Make in Divorce

| By Diane C Pappas, CDFA™ | Aug 5 2017

The marital home - the place where you and your family live - is the true embodiment of marriage. Now, all of sudden, the dream comes to an end and you are being told you may have to sell the home you love so much because you are going through a divorce.

| By Maricel Tabalba | Jul 21 2017

Bringing any marriage to an end is a complex process and one of the greatest challenges in divorce is dealing with the financial implications.