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I is for Isolation During Divorce

I is for Isolation During Divorce.

Many women often find themselves feeling isolated from their friends and family while going through a separation and divorce. It is not uncommon to find that you have only half the friends you thought you had because people feel they need to take sides. Unfortunately, this isn’t fair, but it is a reality. Another strange […]

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g is for getting a tax refund

G is for Getting a Tax Refund.

  Are you anxiously awaiting your tax refund? Does this refund create visions of a new spring wardrobe, a luxurious vacation or perhaps a room filled with new furniture and accessories? Yes, by now we all should know that it’s better to keep as much of your money as long as possible and that overpaying […]

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AZ Asks Ida Independent: What’s in your purse?

  AZ Asks:  It has almost been two years since the last time we spoke. At that point, you whole life had been turned upside down and you were going through a divorce. So tell me, what’s in your purse that reflects where you are in life right now?     Ida:  Here let me […]

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F is for Fast Failing

F is for Fast Failing.

    The Fast Fail method says: “Making mistakes is a good thing but realizing your mistakes faster can help you get through the learning process more rapidly.”      Improvement of yourself or situation is based on learning—whether you are running a business, graduating from school or leaving a bad marriage. Since improvement is […]

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E is for How Expensive Will Your Divorce Be?

Until you find yourself in the middle of a divorce, you can’t be fully aware of all the expenses involved. So before you take a major step towards divorce, let’s take a moment to consider what some of the financial implications are that you may encounter along the way. The amount of conflict while ending […]

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D is for: Is Divorce Good or Bad for the Children?

  Ultimately, the decision to divorce is up to the adults in the marriage. The question is though, will the divorce be Good or Bad for the children? The answer can depend on what is actually happening in the home before the divorce. Studies show that in homes where there is a lot of conflict […]

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C is for Divorce Can Be Complicated

C is for Divorce Can be Complicated.

      Going through a divorce can be messy and complicated—your life can be turned upside down.  Getting yourself organized during this time can help keep you less stressed and on track.    Keep a daily calendar – you will need to keep track of all meetings and deadlines. These are important;  if you […]

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B is for Bankruptcy in Divorce

B is for Bankruptcy During a Divorce.

    Are you and your spouse heading towards divorce? Divorce can be one of life’s most stressful and emotional situations. If you combine this with filing for bankruptcy, you can find yourself in a very traumatic situation. According to an article in USA Today, “Nearly 90% of all families with children who filed for […]

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AZ Asks Sue Bean, CPA: About Taxation and Divorce

 Sue A. Bean is a CPA with more than 25 years of accounting experience and the president-elect of the Piedmont Chapter of the North Carolina Association of CPAs – to answer some common questions. She works with family law attorneys in analyzing financial information for divorce mediation and litigation. Her practice includes individual tax preparation, […]

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Zero Balance

Z is for Zero Balance

                  Are you running on empty? Does your life feel out of whack?  Do you feel depleted or diminished of all your power and strength? Well, you are not alone. Going through a divorce takes its toll both emotionally and financially on everyone. I cannot say this […]

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