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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

Divorce Season vs. Tax Season

As a family-law attorney, you know all about divorce season. The new inquiries peak in January and February, year after year.

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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

New: AFI service

Seeing how often improperly-completed AFIs can frustrate attorneys like you, I’ve created an all-new service: I’ll help your divorcing-women clients complete their AFI, within one week of getting the supporting documents (bank and credit-card statements, etc.).

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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

The costliest-and most common-AFI errors

In this issue, I’d like to discuss the biggest, most common mistakes I see in “completed” AFIs. Fixing these, mind you, comes with lots of benefits for you.

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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

I’ll help you invoice sooner

Oh. Have I got your attention? I thought that that headline would do it. Sure, it’s a bold claim. It’s also 100-percent true. Allow me to explain.

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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

Are you over-taxing your clients?

This might seem like a silly question. “Are you over-taxing your clients?” You’re not a tax collector. You’re not the IRS. You’re a family-law attorney. And no, I’m not talking about “taxing” in the figurative sense, like “putting a burden on them.” I’m talking about good old-fashioned death-and-taxes taxes.

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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

Divorce finance isn’t a DIY project

I see it all the time. Family-law attorneys opt to bring me in to a case, as a financial expert, only when they “hit a wall” on something specialized, far downstream in the case. For everything else, they’ve “seen it all,” and “done it before,” and so all of that “basic” stuff is regarded as a do-it-yourself or DIY project.

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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

Remote control

As a family-law attorney, I know you like to get a sense of closure when you wrap up a divorce case. Once you get the decree, you’re ready, mentally, to move on to other cases.

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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

How to make divorce less bad

Given my experience as a CPA, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional (not to mention a divorcée), I was recently asked, “Is there such a thing as a good divorce?” I didn’t even have to think about it. “No.” There isn’t. Every divorce is bad, is painful, is expensive. That said, there are ways that you can make a divorce “less bad”... with my help.

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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

Good news from Congress??

As much as We The People like to take swipes at our elected representatives, they actually did something very nice, pertaining to divorce, a few years ago, and I’m continually surprised by how pleasantly surprised so many family-law attorneys are when they learn about it. It’s like a little gift from above.

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Life Spans – Bridge Divorce Strategies Newsletter

Putting my money where my mouth is

I recently worked on a case for a client of mine (a woman facing divorce), and the opposing counsel did everything they could to belittle me and make me look incompetent. Guess what happened after the case closed? That same attorney reached out to me, to help them on a new case of theirs. I laughed. I was flattered. In this article, I’d like to take down some poorly-rooted assumptions about what I do.

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