The Separation Period

Freya’s Financial Facts Regarding Divorce  West Coast Woman Published July 2006  The Separation Period The Hardest Phase of Divorce Perhaps the most difficult period of divorce is the “separation period.” That is the time between when you decide to get a divorce, and the date when you are actually divorced. During this period there can… Continue Reading

Your House and Divorce

Freya’s Financial Facts Regarding Divorce West Coast Woman Published July 2006  Your House and Divorce A falling to stable housing market, (depending on who you talk to) is presenting a new set of challenges and opportunities in divorce situations. A year ago we were advising our clients to reduce real estate holdings and to not… Continue Reading

Hazards of Financial Infidelity

Freya’s Financial Facts Regarding Divorce  West Coast Woman Published May 2006  What are the Hazards of Financial Infidelity? Financial infidelity is the hiding or redirecting of funds during a marriage, without informing the other spouse. There are different kinds of financial infidelity. The Retaliator personality feels powerless in the financial relationship. Maybe the other spouse… Continue Reading

What Is A Fair Divorce ?

Freya’s Financial Facts Regarding Divorce West Coast Woman Published April 2006  What is a Fair Divorce? At first glance, that seems to be an oxymoron. Let’s explore what we mean by “fair divorce”, “equitable distribution of assets” or “amicable settlement”. They all sound so nice, yet any of us who have been through a divorce… Continue Reading

Business Plans and Exit Strategies

 West Coast Woman Published February 2006  Does Your Marriage Have a Business Plan and an Exit Strategy? Post-nuptial agreements are continuing to rise in popularity so I am going to repeat and expand upon some points made in this column earlier. First of all, financial issues are almost always at the core of a divorce.… Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

Freya’s Financial Facts Regarding Divorce January 2006  Happy New Year! We hope this is a year for progress and good health; physically, emotionally and financially. If a possible divorce is ahead of you in the New Year, there is much to think about. It can be draining financially and emotionally but should not be devastating.… Continue Reading

There Is Help for Divorce

 Freya’s Financial Facts Regarding Divorce  West Coast Woman Published November 2005 Question’s & Answers How did I get into this predicament anyway? Have you been wondering lately how it is that you find yourself considering divorce? Or maybe your partner has told you that it is impending. I certainly believe in the institution of marriage,… Continue Reading

Divorcing with Debt

Freya’s Financial Facts Regarding Divorce West Coast Woman Published July 2005 Questions & Answers  Question: My Wife and I have accumulated a lot of debt during our marriage. Now that we are getting a divorce, how do we handle it?  Answer: First of all, know that you are not alone. Many of our clients tell… Continue Reading

Cost of A Divorce

Freya’s Financial Facts Regarding Divorce West Coast Woman Published July 2005 Question’s & Answers Question: How much should I plan on spending for my divorce? Answer: That is difficult to say without knowing the specifics involved in your divorce. The going rate for a Family Law Attorney is $200-$300 per hour. There are many other… Continue Reading

Financial Divorce Options

Freya’s Financial Facts Regarding Divorce West Coast Woman Published June 2005  Questions & Answers Question: I have been a stay at home mom during most of our marriage. Since my husband is the one that worked during our marriage and money went into a 401K account is that his money only? Answer: Financially speaking, the… Continue Reading

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