Words of Wisdom

Ten Financial Things Your Spouse May Not Disclose

By Team Mitchell Hayes | Feb 12, 2015 | Comments Off on 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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How I Became A Parent To My Parent

By Wendy Hayes | Jan 16, 2015 | Comments Off on How I Became A Parent To My Parent

I never thought that I would become my mother’s parent. The story began when my parents married in the 1950’s. For the time period, our family life was typical of middle class America. Dad worked and Mom took care of the four children and the home. Dad was the picture of health until he fell victim…

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Family Mediation Versus Litigation

By Team Mitchell Hayes | Jan 8, 2015 | Comments Off on 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

By Team Mitchell Hayes | Jan 8, 2015 | Comments Off on 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

By Team Mitchell Hayes | Oct 14, 2014 | Comments Off on 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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