Financial Issues

401Ks and Divorce – Part 2

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In Part 1, we focused on “the basics” of 401Ks. In this installment, we look at options. 401Ks are an important asset to any family, and…
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401Ks and Divorce – Part 1

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Retirement assets (along with a home) are often the largest assets couples have to divide when divorcing. It’s important for a client…
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Collaborative Divorce: How Hiring More Professionals Can Save You Money (Part 1: The Neutral Financial Professional)

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When learning about the Collaborative Divorce option, a common and understandable concern of clients is the cost of hiring multiple…
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Child Support in Texas – Part 2

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In my last post, I explained how monthly child support payments are calculated under the Texas Family Code. It is very much a cookie…
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Child Support in Texas – Part 1

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This week’s post is the first of two parts on child support in Texas. If you follow the “letter of the law” when determining child support…
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Being Smart About the Cost of Divorce – Part 2

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In my last blog, I shared how to control the financial cost of a divorce. But for most, there is a far more important cost to consider…
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Being Smart About the Cost of Divorce – Part 1

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I wish I could tell you that divorce is cheap. Understandably, people want it to be. They want out of a marriage that has become…
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The Gray Divorce and Social Security Retirement Benefits

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The term “gray divorce” became a more commonly used label following a study in the early 2000s by AARP showing an increase in the number…
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His, Hers, and Ours – Texas Marital Property Law

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Understanding the basics of marital property law is a must when deciding how to divide your assets and liabilities upon divorce.
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No Alimony in Texas?

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Many people come to my office with the understanding that there is “no such thing” as alimony in Texas. That is sort of true. In Texas…
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