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Understanding the financial issues that may affect your divorce is crucially important. If you don’t know what to ask for – or look for, in the case of hidden assets and income – you could be jeopardizing your financial future.

Divorce Liens: Allowing One Spouse to Keep the Family Home

Faculty Member: Lorelei Stevens, Real Estate Broker
The owner of Wall St. Brokers and a licensed real estate broker herself, Lorelei Stevens is a qualified expert witness in privately-held real estate notes. In this podcast, she explains the ins and outs of divorce liens – an innovative product that allows one spouse to stay in the family home while the other gets a note and deed of trust secured by the property. More

Pensions, Retirement Accounts, and Divorceqdro

Faculty Members: Family lawyers Carolyn M. Grimes, Rebecca Janet Wade, and Jessica L. Leischner

In the property division process, parties will be required to split retirement assets. In this video, the family lawyers of Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter and Leischner PLLC outline everything a divorcing couple needs to know about dividing pensions retirement accounts, including QDROs. More

Complex Issues in High-Asset Divorce Casesgavel-money

Faculty Member: Sonya K. Zeigler, New Jersey Family Lawyer

When a lot of assets are at stake during a divorce, parties may be faced with having to handle complex issues — including dividing marital property and keeping financial information private. Whether you have a high net worth, a business, or own numerous assets, you will gain a deeper understanding of what to expect as you go through the divorce process. More

coin-pilesDivorce Do’s and Don’ts for Business Owners and High-Net-Worth Individuals

Faculty Member: Marta J. Papa, Divorce Attorney and Mediator

Whether you are a business owner or have a high net worth, there are special considerations you must keep in mind when going through a divorce. In this podcast, divorce attorney and mediator Marta J. Papa outlines some do’s and don’ts – including keeping your financial information private and hiring the right experts to handle your divorce. More

grey_couple_financialThe Divorce Process in Illinois for Financially Complex Cases

Faculty Member: Candace L. Meyers, Family Law Attorney

In cases involving high-net-worth individuals or business owners, the divorce process can become quite complex. Listeners in Illinois will gain a deeper understanding of what to expect while going through the process and what steps to take to protect one’s business and assets. More

Property and Retirement Assets in Floridamoney_house

Faculty Member: Ginger L. Dugan, Florida Family Lawyer

During a divorce, couples are required to go through the property division process, which includes determining what is separate property and what is marital property and how retirement benefits will be divided. In this podcast, family lawyer Ginger L. Dugan discusses the most frequently asked questions about property and retirement assets in Florida. More

Divorce Your Spouse – Not Your Property

Faculty Member: Arin R. Fife, Family Law Attorney

When going through a divorce, marital property will have to be divided between you and your spouse. Understanding how property and assets are divided and hiring the right divorce professionals could help you keep what is rightfully yours during your divorce. More

counting-moneyFinancial Divorce 101: FAQs About Managing Your Money During Divorce

Faculty Member: John P. Cito, CDFA®, Independent Financial Advisor

From child support to alimony, to property division – it all comes down to money. In many cases, hiring a financial professional is a necessity. John P. Cito, a CDFA® and financial advisor, answers the most common questions about financial issues he hears from couples going through a divorce. More

financial-advisorWhy You Need a Financial Expert on Your Divorce Team

Faculty Member: Dianne Nolin, CFP®, CDP, First Vice President and Wealth Manager at Blisk Financial Group

Sometimes a divorce attorney is not enough. As soon as divorce papers are filed, it’s time to start planning for your future, keeping your financial well-being in mind. Dianne Nolin, who works with clients during and after a separation or divorce, outlines the benefits of involving a financial expert in the divorce process. More

military_family_dogMilitary Divorce: Issues for Servicemembers and Spouses

Faculty Members: Family lawyers Carolyn M. Grimes, Rebecca Janet Wade, and Jessica L. Leischner

From the most common pitfalls to watch out for to the affect a servicemember’s relocation can have on child custody and visitation, the family lawyers of Wade Grimes Friedman Sutter & Leischner, PLLC outline what you should be aware of during your military divorce. More

property divisionProperty Division and Bankruptcy Issues in Florida

Faculty Member: Ginger L. Dugan, Florida Family Lawyer

When assets and debts must be divided in a divorce, there are many financial issues that may come up. When one spouse files for bankruptcy, it can have an impact on the division process. Ginger L. Dugan discusses everything divorcing Floridians need to know about property division and bankruptcy. More

high-net-worth clientDivorce and the High-Net-Worth Client: Issues and Opportunities

Faculty MemberVeralynn Morris,  Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™)

This session examines the special financial issues for high-net-worth individuals during divorce, including: the most common mistakes made during asset division; how to preserve money or property that was inherited during the marriage; and the role that marital lifestyle plays in the division of assets and/or determination of alimony and child support. More

property divisionProperty Division and Alimony in High-Net-Worth Divorce Cases

Faculty Member: John K. Grubb, Family Law Attorney, MBA (accounting and finance)

This session looks at how an experienced lawyer can help business professionals secure assets, property, and income – or how the non-monied spouse can be sure they’re getting the property and support (alimony and/or child support) they’re entitled to receive.  John Grubb explains the difference between community and separate property, and how courts determine the distribution of assets in Texas. More

divorce paperworkHow Spousal Support Works

Faculty Member: Diana Shepherd, CDFA®, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine

This session offers a general overview of how spousal support is supposed to work – including the factors influencing the amount and duration of spousal support payable or receivable, and the tax issues of spousal support. More

fraud and divorceFraud and Divorce: Is Your Spouse Stealing Your Future?

Faculty Member: Peggy L. Tracy, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Certified Financial Planner®

If you suspect your spouse of marital fraud or hiding assets during your divorce, there are important steps that can be taken to prevent your spouse from stealing your future. Learn about the warning signs and how to stop fraud in its tracks. More

divorced parents child supportHow Child Support Works

Faculty Member: Diana Shepherd, CDFA®, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine

Regardless of whether or not they were ever legally married, all parents have an obligation to support their children. This session offers a general overview of how child support is supposed to work – including the factors influencing amount and duration of child support payable or receivable, “special expenses” that go above and beyond what the child support guideline amounts will cover, and the tax issues of child support. More

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