Faculty Member: Diana Shepherd, CDFA®, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine
Facilitator: Tanoya Greaves, The Divorce School
In order to meet cash flow needs, there are three sources of money that may be available to you as a result of your divorce: spousal support, child support, and marital property. This session offers a general overview of how spousal support is supposed to work – including the factors influencing amount and duration of spousal support payable or receivable, and the tax issues of spousal support. More
Diana Shepherd is the Editorial Director and co-founder of Divorce Magazine and www.DivorceMagazine.com. She is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, an award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally recognized expert on divorce, finance, remarriage, and stepfamily issues. Diana has written and edited hundreds of articles about divorce-related issues since 1996, and she is a frequent lecturer on the topics of divorce and finance – both to local groups and national organizations.
- outline how spousal support generally works
- discuss how payments are calculated and how long a spouse must pay it
- explain whether or not the amount of spousal support can be changed
- help viewers understand how to protect spousal support in the cases an ex-spouse dies or becomes disabled.
You can download a simple expense worksheet at DivorceMag.com to help you create an accurate budget detailing your monthly and annual expenses and income. Make two copies of the chart, replacing or deleting items to suit your needs, then fill in pre-divorce expenses on one and post-divorce expenses on the other.
To learn more about spousal support, go to: www.divorcemag.com/alimony-spousal-support
This session examines the special considerations for high-net-worth clients during divorce, including: the most common mistakes made during asset division; how to preserve money or property that was inherited during the marriage; and the role that marital lifestyle plays in the division of assets and/or determination of alimony and child support. More
Before you begin the divorce process, it’s important to understand the various issues you may face and steps you need to take. While not all divorces can be amicable, considering the 10 things discussed in this podcast will allow you to go through a more civilized process. More
Before a couple can finalize their divorce, decisions must be made regarding child custody and support, alimony, assets, and any other divorce-related issues. Disputes can be settled through litigation or mediation, but a couple must first decide which process will work best for them. More
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