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By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA | Mar 10 2021

2020 has been a year of too many upsets, too many uncertainties, and too many confusions. Adding to this unsettling list are the unexpected tax questions that now arise for couples who had expected to be divorced in 2020.

Tax Considerations in the Year of COVID-19

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA | Mar 10 2021

With the window of opportunity ending on December 31, 2020, once again we are faced with last minute decision-making. This past year, however, is truly unlike any other.

What is Child Support Really All About?

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA | Feb 2 2020

In concept, child support payments are intended to cover each child's basic need for shelter, food, clothing, health care, and the like in keeping with the family's standard of living.

Social Security Claiming Strategies for Divorced Retirees

By Abe Ringer, CFP®, CDFA® | Nov 1 2019

The rules concerning Social Security claiming strategies are abundantly complex, especially if you're divorced. However, it's important to do your own research before you file for benefits.

How to Save Real Money in a Divorce

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. | Jun 13 2018

Attorneys and smart parties are now using professional neutrals (also called coaches) to resolve non-law issues.

Protecting Your Assets During Divorce

By Robin S. Fleischer, Esq. | Apr 30 2018

The economy, the stock market, and divorce are three circumstances that affect your financial stability.

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