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March 2012 Archives

The benefits of using CDFAs in later-age divorces

Divorce is not painless, but the process is often easier for younger couples, who can bounce back more quickly than older divorced couples. Long-married spouses have extensive histories of emotional and financial commitments that younger ex-spouses may not.

How to handle taxes during separation and divorce

If your marriage officially ended in 2011, even if the divorce decree came at the end of the year you may no longer file tax returns as a married person. According to the Internal Revenue Service, an individual's tax filing status is directly linked to marital status.

Sharing the news of a divorce with children

Everyone divorcing wants the process to go as smoothly as possible. That's even more important for children. Experts believe that splitting spouses can soften the blow by picking the right time, place and circumstances to deliver the news.

Spying on an ex through electronic devices can be illegal

Spouses who spy may be surprised to discover emails of infidelity, hidden asset transactions or online photos of bad behavior. What spousal spies may not know is that the invasion of an ex-partner's email account, smartphone, GPS or Facebook page may carry legal consequences for the person engaged in marital espionage.