Life After Divorce

Man working on updating documents after his divorce.

8 Documents To Update After Your Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / March 11, 2013

If you don’t update them, you won’t like what happens. There are just a ton of legal, financial and medical documents you’re expected to keep track of to help protect and provide for you (and your family) in all kinds of different situations. For most of us it is overwhelming to try to understand and…

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How A Small Shift Made A World Of Difference

By Dr. Karen Finn / February 18, 2013

As I was driving home from a networking event a couple of weeks ago, the low-gas light came on in my car. I was so tired from all the activities of the day that I decided to wait until the next morning to fill my car up. The next morning, I headed over to the…

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Should your life after divorce include living in the marital home?

Divorce Is Tough. The Mortgage Doesn’t Have To Be.

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 31, 2013

By Mark Watson, Loan Officer, Guardian Mortgage Company, Inc. This is a terrific article. It’s jam-packed with information that I am so happy to be able to share! I’ve added just a few comments in square brackets []. If you are going through a divorce, you are probably exhausted by all the details and…

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Have A Great Online Dating Experience

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 21, 2013

Dating after divorce can be confusing. After all, it’s probably been a while since you last dated and things have CHANGED since then. One of the biggest changes in dating over the last 10-15 years is the number of people who use online dating services. Did you know there are even websites dedicated to letting…

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Wrapping Up 2012

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 21, 2012

Most of us tend to be forward thinkers. We’re always looking at what’s next. As soon as we finish one thing, we rarely take the time to savor our success before we’re off to the next task or adventure. This time of year, most Americans are gung-ho about their New Year’s resolutions before the struggling…

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Watch For Tax Angles In A Divorce Agreement

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 3, 2012

This week’s post is by Wendy Knutson, CPA. If you’re getting a divorce, you’ll have to work through a variety of financial issues governed by prevailing state law. But don’t overlook the federal income tax implications. Advance planning can be critical in the following areas: Alimony vs. child support. Generally, payments designated as alimony in…

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21 Tips For Surviving The Holidays

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 9, 2012

The holiday season is typically a time for celebration with friends and family. Yet, when you’re divorcing, the holiday season can feel anything but merry. To help you enjoy this holiday season instead of dreading it, here are 21 tips you can use today. 1. Be patient Even in the best of times, the holidays…

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Insider Tips For Choosing Your Divorce Attorney Or Mediator

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 4, 2012

Whether you’re a man or woman, the dumper or dumpee, one of the very first things you probably realized you needed to do to get divorced is that you need to hire an attorney. If you’re like most people, you probably asked a friend or family member who’s been divorced who they used and then…

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Straight From the Headlines!

By Dr. Karen Finn / July 25, 2012

In just 11 days Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise reached a divorce settlement. For most of us, the thought of reaching an agreement with our former spouse in just 11 days seems like a fantasy. How were they able to do it so quickly? From what I can tell there are two major factors that…

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Little girl celebrating one of many post-divorce special occasions.

How To Take That Post-Divorce Awkwardness Out Of Special Occasions

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 29, 2012

What do you do about special occasions like birthdays when you get divorced? Let’s take a look at this question from a couple of different angles. First, let’s see what you can expect to be different. Next, let’s dig into the question of which ones you should still celebrate. Finally, let’s talk about how you…

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Life Is What’s Happening Now

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 25, 2012

Time is one of those concepts that we all get, but is difficult to define. It’s a marker that allows us to separate past, present, and future. Why bother discussing time? Because, I agree with Alan Lakein who is credited with saying, “Time = Life, therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master…

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