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How to Plan For Potential Financial Surprises after Divorce

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

Understandably, many people assume that the purpose of divorce attorneys is simply to ensure that each individual represented in a divorce receives a fair settlement, desired child custody arrangements, etc. However, for divorcing couples with children, it may surprise you to find out that – no matter how organized you are and how much… Read More »

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What Does “Healthy” Co-Parenting Look Like?

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

Many divorced parents find themselves asking what healthy co-parenting actually means and looks like in effect. According to experts, one of the basic tenets of healthy co-parenting is the belief that children can suffer if parents fail to be consistent and unified in their parenting/messaging. Honest and open communication is another policy often suggested… Read More »

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Planning For a Successful School Year after Divorce

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

As we approach the fall and children are starting up school again, many parents are understandably focused on a number of important issues in their lives: dealing with any apprehension associated with grade transitions, new friends, school supplies, extra-curricular activities, etc. Parents who are now divorced are sometimes also concerned that they will encounter… Read More »

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No Wonder Student Loan Debt Can Make People Want to Divorce…

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

According to a recent study by SunTrust Bank and highlighted by CNBC, finances are the leading cause of stress in relationships, and student debt, in particular, is causing one in eight divorces. Further, more than a third of student loan borrowers said that college loans contribute to their divorce, and 13 percent of divorcees… Read More »

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How to Prepare Yourself for Alimony Negotiations

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

Alimony is one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce to deal with, and it has only been made more complicated of late, now that the tax deduction will disappear in 2019. While it is rarely easy for a couple to make decisions on how much money to give one another as they… Read More »

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The New “Tax-Advantaged” Way to Pay Alimony

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

We’ve previously discussed some of the many changes that are coming for alimony payments: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will officially eliminate the deduction for any divorce agreements executed after December 31, 2018, sending many into a panic (and a rush to finalize their divorce agreements before then). These tax deductions were historically… Read More »

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If You Are Getting Divorced, Make Sure You Change Your Passwords

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

While many people contemplating divorce are worried about the “right” things—alimony, finances, what will come of the family home and other assets, child custody and support, etc.—the one thing many do not realize is that they also need to worry about online security. Unfortunately, it is too easy for your soon-to-be-partner to access your… Read More »

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The Many Changes Coming For Alimony Payments

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

It is a statistic that is gaining traction all over the headlines: according to a recent survey, there is an increase in women paying alimony and child support within the last three years, perhaps because more and more women are becoming the primary provider in their family. In addition, the new tax law is… Read More »

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How to Help Ensure Your Divorce Does Not Affect Your Child’s College Fund

By Trachman & Ballot-Lena, P.A. |

For many parents who have been thinking about divorce, the number one concern and issue that gives them pause regards how that divorce might affect their child or children. Many incorrectly assume that staying together as a married couple—even if unhappily—means that their child will automatically have enough money available to go to college,… Read More »

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