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  • "My accountant is the best, he always has a trick to increase my tax refund!" Think twice before you file those taxes.

    Tax returns are often thought of as a necessary evil. Most people don't prepare their own tax returns, instead relying upon accountants to prepare them on their behalf. Even if that is the case, you ...

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  • Secure your own oxygen mask before trying to help others.
    Secure your own oxygen mask before trying to help others.

    This statement is not just an airline travel fact, but a lesson on how to proceed in a divorce when you are the supporting spouse. As the primary wage earner, it is easy to forget about yourself as ...

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  • Do I have to elect my ex as the beneficiary on my pension or retirement benefits?
    Do I have to elect my ex as the beneficiary on my pension or retirement benefits?

    Just like the money in your bank account, pensions and retirement benefits are marital property. Because of that, even though your spouse did not work for the benefit, he or she is entitled to share ...

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  • But it’s my pension!
    But it’s my pension!

    I often say that many of my clients want to protect their pensions from their spouses with the same fervor that they would protect a vital organ. During a divorce, it can seem unfair to have to share ...

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  • Don’t take the bait: Learning how to interact with your spouse during your divorce.
    Don’t take the bait: Learning how to interact with your spouse during your divorce.

    Does your soon-to-be-ex-spouse know what “buttons to push” to cause you to react in a way that is inflammatory or nasty? If you know that your spouse has this ability, then you must realize that he or ...

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  • "Don't worry, my divorce is uncontested!" Really, are you sure about that?

    I cannot tell you how many people come into my office believing that their divorce is uncontested simply because their spouse has told them that they don't want to "fight" or because they really ...

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