Archive for the 'Divorce' Category

 Divorce and Debt:
Tips for Avoiding Financial Problems

By Lauralynn Schueckler Avoiding financial problems during a divorce may be the biggest challenge anyone has to face. All debts as well as all properties must be accounted for and divided reasonably. This includes tax liabilities on property, insurance policies, and any investments jointly held.  Property taxes and mortgages default to the one who keeps [...]



 We’re Divorcing.
Can We Split the Credit Cards?

By Erica Sandberg Dear Erica, My husband and I are divorcing. We have two cards together, and I have one of my own — it’s a Nordstrom card that I had even before we were married. None of our cards has a balance. Should we close the cards we have together and get new ones? [...]



 Divorce and Debts: A Ticking Time Bomb?

By Barb Miller As we all know, financial problems and stress often lead to relationship problems. Sometimes, couples are able to work through issues together, and sometimes they are not. If they can’t, the couple may be headed for divorce court. In a divorce, a judge will typically divide the assets and debts incurred during [...]



 ‘Innocent Spouse Relief’ Protects Against Tax Fraud

By Jason Alderman I’ll wager that when most brides and grooms utter the phrase, “For better or for worse,” the “worse” they’re imagining probably involves situations like getting laid off or a prolonged family illness – not being the victim of tax fraud perpetrated by a current or former spouse. Married couples typically file joint [...]



 Women Are Smarter Than Men

By Gary Silverman We have been brainwashed to think that men and women are essentially (except for some fun equipment) the same. There is now proof that men and women are different from each other: Women are smarter than men. Sure we may have had our doubts. I blame Lucille Ball. Lucy acted dumb on [...]



 Financial Planning for Later-Life Marriages

By Jason Alderman Couples who marry as young adults usually don’t bring a lot of financial baggage to the table, aside from student loans and car payments. But what if you’re getting married in your 40s, 50s or later – after divorce, children, and years of building assets have complicated your economic situation? Do you [...]