Posts by Team Mitchell Hayes

Proper Treatment of Retirement Plans in Your Divorce

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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Honored With ProWIN Ladies

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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Would You Consider A Prenup?

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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Your Financial Identity Is Safe With Mitchell Hayes

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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Ten Financial Things Your Spouse May Not Disclose

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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Family Mediation Versus Litigation

Sally Clark has written a wonderful article explaining mediation versus litigation.  Sally Clark is a trained direct child consultant qualified to speak to children where appropriate as part of the mediation process. Open a newspaper in early January and there are lots of articles about how this month is a divorce lawyer’s mecca. The media predictably…

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Getting Divorced After Fifty

Utilizing a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) can keep the costs of your divorce lower by helping you arrive at an equitable financial agreement. The CDFA can also help you to budget for 20 years out so that you will understand the impact of the settlement. Jane Bryant Quinn writes that: Families and friends are…

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Older Americans' Breakups Are Causing A 'Graying' Divorce Trend

Over time, many couples get very busy with raising children, running a home, building careers, and pursing their interests.  If you have been married for a long time, chances are that your interests are not the same as your spouses.  For some, once the children are grown and gone the link to their spouse is…

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Family Court Rules That You Can Serve Someone With Legal Papers Over Facebook

Talk about airing your dirty laundry in public.  Can you imagine being served via social media?  Lily Hay Newman writes that in the case noted below, the Judge has granted permission for a man to serve his ex-wife via Facebook because he has unsuccessfully exhausted all other efforts.  We can easily see this spreading to other social…

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FAQs about Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

If you and/or your spouse have a pension plan or a defined benefit plan, you will need a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) if the non-employee is to receive any of the proceeds as part of your divorce settlement.  The following is a list of facts from the US Department of Labor regarding Qualified Domestic…

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