If you are the spouse covered on your employer’s plan, you won’t lose your health insurance coverage. You will drop your soon to be ex-spouse when your divorce is finalized with the court since the divorce would be considered a life changing event. If you have a plan directly from an insurance carrier, you would call them to make necessary changes when your Decree is final. Since … [Read more...] about Divorce and the Affordable Care Act
Divorce is about change. I see it in my practice every day. Usually one mediation participant is further along the transition process than the other who is struggling to come to terms with his or her new reality. Amy Cuddy presented a TED Talk (http://bit.ly/1he9hAR) based on science that could be transformative for divorcing couples—particularly the reluctant spouse. Ms. Cuddy showed her … [Read more...] about FAKE IT ‘TIL YOU BECOME IT!
Divorce is a highly emotional time for families, and it’s important to get support. Support from friends, families and therapy can help make the divorce process smoother. While the actual mechanics of ‘how to get a divorce” vary from state to state, it usually looks something like this. One of you files a divorce complaint. It’s served on the other spouse and filed in the county where you … [Read more...] about Handling the Divorce Process with Grace
Last year around this time I blogged about 4 tax tips for divorcing couples. It is that time of year again and the majority of couples who I’ve been meeting with have not filed their taxes yet. For this reason I have decided it would be a good idea to rerun last year’s post and add a tip to the list as well. The fifth tip incorporates several points that you should review with your tax … [Read more...] about 5 Tax Tips for Divorcing Couples
The Huffington Post which regularly posts articles on divorce recently published an article that laid out the “Top 10 Reasons to Mediate your Divorce.” Valuable excerpts from the article are outlined below: “Mediation is a process for resolving conflict and coming to an agreement where decision-making remains with the parties. A neutral mediator assists parties in arriving at a mutually … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce