Entries by Forrest Collins

Creating Budgets in the Divorce Process

In the traditional divorce process there is a lot of haggling back and forth about the amount of spousal support that will be paid. We take a different approach in the mediation and Collaborative Law context. In both of these processes we attempt to arrive at a meaningful support arrangement – one that compares need […]

Divorce and Taxes – Ten Things To Know

Divorce frequently has tax consequences.  Here are ten important things to know when going through the divorce process.  Depending on your situation, you may be able to implement strategies during the divorce to reduce taxes for one or both of you for years to come. Property Division Not Taxable.  A property transfer related to divorce […]

Refinancing and Divorce

If you own a home chances are that you are joint on the mortgage with your spouse.  If you are going through the divorce process, getting someone’s name off of a mortgage is often a very important consideration.  Here are several things to think about: Title vs. Mortgage.  It is easy to remove someone’s name […]

Co-Parenting Meetings

Do you ever want to ask your co-parent about scheduling about an upcoming trip (yours or theirs) or what time bedtime is at their house?  Ask them!  It is perfectly normal to want to make sure you have a basic understanding of the rules in the other person’s home.  It is perfectly reasonable to want […]