I have yet to meet a couple that got married thinking that they would end up divorced, but unfortunately it happens.  Sometimes couples come to the decision together and other times one party wants the divorce and the other does not.  The hard reality is that regardless of what you want if your spouse wants…

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At Mitchell Hayes, our mission is to help people going through a divorce to arrive at an equitable division of their assets and debts and devise a financial plan for their post-divorce journey.  As the founder of Mitchell Hayes, I spent the first 25 years of my career in corporate finance, where you are required…

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Hannah and Dirk had been married for almost 40 years when they decided to divorce.  Their two children were in their thirties and understood that it was probably good for their parents to divorce.  The two had worked hard during their forty years together and had accumulated 1.5 Million in assets.  The only debt that…

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They say that home is where your heart is. I find a lot of truth in that statement. A home can also be a place of refuge and peace. At times my heart longs for the home of my past. Things and places that connect me to who and what I came from. I am…

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Going through a divorce is a very difficult experience.  It can also be a very confusing time, but there are resources available that will provide you with the clarity that you need. How did you get here? While you were building a life with your spouse, you made many decisions that encompass the standard of living…

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The following blog written by Barbara Whelehan for www.bankrate.com is an excellent example of how important it is to have a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst assisting you with your divorce. Where qualified employee benefit plans are concerned it is critically important that you have a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) pre-approved before the divorce is final.…

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Picture (l to r): Anita R. Henderson of The Write Image, Wendy Hayes of Mitchell Hayes, Essie Escobedo of Office Angels, Carol Dunlop of Creative Services International, Tricia Mulcare, of Homrich Berg Wealth Management, president of ProWIN. Photo courtesy of Lorikay Photography. With its motto of “Building Business by Building Relationships,” ProWIN—Professional Women’s Information Network—awarded five…

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Most people, especially women, dream of a fairytale wedding complete with a beautiful gown; breathtaking venue; lavish ceremony and reception; and an amazing honeymoon all giving way to their perfect happily ever after.  These perfect moments are just the precursor to the life you will live.  The business of life is not always so romantic. …

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Cyber Security Case Study Challenge:  Our clients provide Mitchell Hayes with highly confidential and personal documents.  The documents include every type of financial documentation imaginable such as: Tax Forms W2s I099s Pay Check Stubs Bank Statements Investment Account Statements Credit card statements Asset and Debt details Real Estate Data Businesses owned and all relevant financial…

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While reading the article by Catey Hill for Marketwatch below, I confess that I associated with item number four and know others that have experienced many other items on the list.  I worked for a man 25 years ago that shared with me that one secret to marital bliss was the way he and his wife managed their…

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