The holidays can be an extremely stressful time for divorced co-parents -- particularly if this is their first holiday season apart. One issue that can become a minefield is gift giving for the kids. Too often, parents' resentments towards each other manifest themselves in how they handle Christmas or Hanukkah presents. This only saps the joy out of the holidays for the kids who are caught in the middle.
Most divorcing couples likely think they have little in common with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his third wife, Judith. The couple is divorcing after 15 years of marriage. The battle between the two, who own property in Palm Beach, however, is not unique.
You and your soon-to-be spouse have decided to put a prenuptial agreement in place before the big day. That's a wise decision. You each should detail and protect the money, property and other assets that belong to you before you begin making purchases together and opening joint bank accounts.
Divorce is one of the most stressful life events a person can experience. The stress and other circumstances of a divorce can be detrimental to both your physical and emotional health, no matter what your age. However, divorce can more seriously impact the health of older people.
For many South Florida residents, the Christmas season isn't complete without a trip to see the famous (or infamous) Hyatt family Christmas display in Plantation Acres. Dubbed "Hyatt Extreme Christmas," the display has included a Santa's workshop, Ferris wheel and some 200,000 lights. However, after over two decades, it may have come to an end.
If there are considerable assets at stake in your divorce, friends, colleagues or maybe even your attorney may have recommended hiring a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA). CDFAs are advisors who help people make the best possible financial decisions throughout their divorce.
Even relatively amicable divorces where there are significant marital assets to be divided can be complicated. As you and your spouse work out who gets what properties, stocks, artwork, jewelry, antiques and good old-fashioned cash, don't neglect what could be a very valuable asset: your frequent flyer miles.
Most divorcing people are prepared for the break-up to have a negative effect on them financially, at least in the short term. After all, it's less expensive to live with someone and share expenses like the mortgage than to live separately. However, there are some financial silver linings to be found in divorce -- particularly if you make wise decisions.
The impending divorce of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife Judith will reach all the way here to Palm Beach. Mrs. Giuliani has filed for divorce from her husband of 15 years.
Recently, we discussed a Swedish study that indicated that women who gained considerable success after marrying were more likely to divorce than other women. Now another Swedish study has found that people (both men and women) who lost a substantial amount of weight after weight-loss surgery are more likely to divorce or have their relationships end than those who don't undergo surgery.