High Asset Divorce: 5 Costly Mistakes

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In simple cases, usually shorter marriages with no kids and little shared property to divide, the divorce process is often relatively straightforward. But the more you have to deal with, the more complicated things become. Every divorce has a lot at stake, but high asset divorce presents its own unique problems. Any divorce has a substantial impact on your financial future. Your economic well-being hangs in the balance. Depending on the choices you make, you …

Bankruptcy Or Divorce?

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Debt has a way of getting ahead of you all too quickly. Credit cards, loans, medical bills, mortgages, they all add up. If you’re not careful, before long you’re fighting just to keep your head above water. Marriages feel the brunt, and often filing for bankruptcy offers the best option available. But that impacts every facet of your life, including divorce. The CliffsNotes version is that bankruptcy complicates divorce in any number of ways. When …

How Complicated Can Divorce Get?

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Divorce gets complex. That’s not news to anyone. Two people dividing up the things they acquired over the course of a relationship is rarely simple. But just how complicated can divorce become? One pending celebrity split may illustrate how tangled things can get, even in the best of circumstances. Famous couples break up all the time. We see a constant stream of them in the magazine headlines as we wait in line at the grocery …

5 Gray Divorce Retirement Mistakes

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People are consistently living longer, healthier lives. As couples age, as their children become adults, and as they retire, there’s often a great deal of life yet to live. Years and years in many cases. Increasingly, people are opting for gray divorce. This term has been all over in the last few years. It refers to couples who divorce later in life. It’s one of the fastest growing divorce demographics. Since the 1990s, the numbers …

Unexpected Smoking Hazard [Infographic]

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By now we’re all aware that cigarette smoking carries certain potential health hazards. That’s not news to anyone. You can’t even watch prime time TV without constant reminders. But it may also carry one unexpected danger, it may lead you down the road to divorce. As it turns out, quitting may not just save your life, it may also help salvage your family and marriage. At least according to the researchers at Melbourne University. Check …

Tips To Fill Out An NCAA Tournament Bracket

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Filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket and entering half a dozen pools is practically an American tradition. But filling out a bracket is also a daunting task. Some fans religiously pore over every word Joe Lunardi utters, track quadrant one wins, and keep tabs on conference tournament play. And after all that, we usually get dusted by someone who made every pick based on mascot ferocity or head coach wife hotness. You have to choose …

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Goldberg Jones Bracket Challenge

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not talking about Christmas or New Year’s. We’re talking about March Madness. Once again, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is HERE! And once again, Goldberg Jones is running our annual March Madness Bracket Challenge. This year, the champ walks away with a $250 Amazon gift card! Want to get in on the March Madness action? Follow THIS LINK, fill out a bracket, and, since you’ve …

Digital Snooping And Divorce

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Tablets, smartphones, laptops. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat. Paranoia and spying are nothing new in relationships and marriages. But the tools have certainly changed. Such digital snooping continues to have an ever-growing impact on divorce and the aftermath. There’s no need to hire a private investigator to tail your spouse. Or to snap incriminating photos of where a person has been. Cars and phones come equipped with GPS trackers that do the legwork. External tools are also …

Divorce Capital Of California

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Everyone knows Sacramento is the capital of California. The one with the cool buildings, the governor, and all that. But there are other, less official capitals as well. For instance, Stockton is the “Asparagus Capital of the World,” San Jose touts itself as the “Capital of Silicon Valley,” and Pearsonville has been dubbed the “Hubcap Capital of the World.” Who knew? Except, probably the good residents of Pearsonville, all 17—yes, 17—of them. California also has …

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Bitcoin And Divorce

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If you’ve paid attention to the news lately, you’ve noticed bitcoin all over the place. The cryptocurrency has become a hot topic as it’s increased in both popularity and value. Rapper 50 Cent recently revealed he accidentally made millions of dollars by taking it as payment for a record only to watch it skyrocket in price. It’s also become a frequent point of contention in divorce. For those of you not familiar with the term, …

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Moore Marsden, Shared Homes, And Divorce

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For most people, a house is the biggest purchase they make in their lifetime. But it’s also so much more than a simple possession; it’s a home, a safe haven, the place you feel most comfortable, the place your children grow up. Because of the high-dollar value, it often forms a key piece of divorce settlements. Mortgages, home loans, interest, and all the other associated expenses also make it an incredibly difficult asset to deal …

How The New Tax Plan Changes Divorce

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The massive new tax plan Congress passed late last year is going to have wide-reaching impact. Rates are set to change, new cuts take effect, and you may even be able to deduct your private jet (no really). In short, sweeping transformations are in store. Its fingers will reach into all aspects of life, including divorce. The new tax plan will have a variety of lasting consequences, and one area that will feel this is spousal …

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Are Fathers More Important Than Mothers?

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It’s long been the belief that mothers have the upper hand over fathers when it comes to child custody cases, after a divorce or otherwise. Whether or not there’s any truth to this remains a topic of much debate. By and large, laws are written, especially recently, so that neither the mother or father has an inherent advantage. It doesn’t always play out that way in reality, but on paper at least, it’s a level …

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5 San Diego Family Holiday Events

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We’re not holding our breath for a white Christmas in San Diego this year. You have to trek to the mountains if you’re after that. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get into the holiday spirit. Too often, we find ourselves mired in stress and perpetual motion this time of year. After all, we have shopping to do, festivities to arrange, and the kids being out of school for two weeks complicates things further. But …

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How Video Games Impact Divorce

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For millions of people, across age groups, video games provide a key way to kill time and decompress from the pressures and hardships of daily life. But what happens when it crosses a line, when escape becomes addiction? Like any obsession, it carries a high cost. And as you may imagine, video game addiction has a substantial impact on a marriage. One study notes that this plays a role in an increasingly large number of …