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Another Costly Divorce Mistake to Avoid: Focusing on Short-Term Needs and Neglecting Longer Term Financial Implications

By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Sep 14, 2017

When you’re going through a divorce, I understand that you may just want to get it over with as quickly as possible so you can move past the hurt and onto your new future. However, this can be a costly divorce mistake! Believe me, I know how easy it is to let things go so…

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Common Divorce Mistake - Giving Up Pension Entitlement

Beware of This Costly Divorce Mistake: Incorrectly Evaluating a Pension Plan

By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Sep 5, 2017

Are you giving up hundreds of thousands of dollars without even knowing it? Read on to find out if that’s the case. Incorrectly Evaluating a Pension Plan All the mistakes I’ve discussed so far in our series on Common Divorce Mistakes can be costly but incorrectly evaluating a pension plan may surprise you about just…

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Divorce and college financial aid

How to Improve College Financial Aid Opportunities When Divorcing

By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Aug 30, 2017

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), I am frequently working with couples to maximize their estate by minimizing the tax implications of their financial decisions. However, rising higher education costs, the conversation around divorce and college financial aid has become more prevalent. I have found more couples focusing on maximizing their financial aid opportunities…

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Experts Share Their Top Tips For A “Successful” Divorce Mediation

By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Aug 23, 2017

Experts in divorce mediation, including family law attorneys, mediators, divorce coaches, and CDFAs share top tips for a successful divorce mediation.

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Avoid this Common Divorce Mistake: Don’t Underestimate Your Expenses

By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Aug 17, 2017

When you’re getting divorced it’s common to want to follow the path of least resistance. Because of this, you may not spend the appropriate amount of time developing your post-divorce budget. This can lead to a serious and common divorce mistake – underestimating your expenses. In my experience, the reason that people don’t spend a lot of…

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Should You Keep The House When You Divorce? A CDFA Offers Insight

By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Aug 9, 2017

Are you considering keeping your house in your divorce? The family home is one of those assets of marriage that has memories, both good and bad. The family home can also be fraught with tension when a couple divorce, for myriad reasons. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) can help you face your financial fears…

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Preparing For Gray Divorce: Save Time & Money by Working With a CDFA

By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Aug 6, 2017

Divorce is never easy and is likely one of the most stressful times you will face. This can be even more true when you’re in your fifties or sixties or even older and have been married for decades, have seen one another through good times and bad, career ups and downs and raising children. Then…

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Avoiding Common Divorce Mistakes Series: Not Working Together To Minimize Taxes

By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Aug 2, 2017

Are you looking for a compelling reason to put your differences aside with your soon to be ex-spouse and work through your divorce in an amicable way? Avoid this common divorce mistake. Work with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) toward a financial solution that benefits the two of you, both in the present and…

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How to Prepare for Divorce and Keep It Peaceful

By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Jul 31, 2017

I was recently invited to collaborate on an expert panel and share some insights on how to prepare for divorce and keep it peaceful. Here are my best tips for how to prepare for divorce and keep it peaceful: 1. Do the internal work that it takes to make peace with the decision to divorce. It may or…

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