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New year signpost 2014

Hi there,

New year signpost 2014I believe that the above title rings true for lots of folks since we tend to evaluate our lives around New Year’s Day. And if your marriage is bad, divorce is a reasonable resolution.

Most divorce lawyers will agree that the first few weeks of the new year are busy with new clients. I had attributed this to folks wanting to get through the holidays before they made drastic changes, but after reading this great post by a firm in New Jersey, I changed my mind.

If divorce is your resolution for the new year, it is important to have an understanding of the process first. Then you need to line up the professionals who will help you get through it. And, finally, you will need to get a good understanding of your own finances.

If divorce is your New Year’s resolution, may you have an effective and peaceful one!

Happy New Year!

Best,

Nancy… Keep reading

The Importance of Estate Plans Post-Divorce

Hi there,

If your divorce has just ended, you probably feel like you NEVER want to talk to a lawyer again. However, there are a number of financial steps you should take after you divorce, and one requires a lawyer:  You need to change your estate plan, or if you don’t have one, create an estate plan.

Not only does this require good professional assistance, it costs money. Maybe money you feel you can’t spend because you are now “divorce poor.”

I get that. The divorce process drains you of energy and time and money. Regardless, you are at a new beginning and you need to get this one piece done right.

In addition, and it might not happen as part of your estate planning, you need to be sure you have dealt with the possibility that something might happen to your adult (over age 18) unmarried children as well. We tend to assume that when children leave the nest that’s it. In tragedy, it often isn’t.

Best,

Nancy… Keep reading