Entries by William Phipps

Social Security and Divorce

This is good information relating to when a spouse may draw social security based upon the earnings of a previous spouse.  In order to be eligible, the parties must have been married for at least 10 years.  See the article for more information. 2017 Guide to Social Security and Divorce

Problems Disciplining Your Children in a Divorce/

While this article from Psychology Today addresses the issue of disciplining children in general, it provides a good read  for parents having to address discipline issues  with children during the course of a divorce.  It is not unusual for children to attempt to manipulate both parents to get what they want and parents may have a […]

Should I Change My Last Name?

I am often asked by women at the end of the case, “should I change my name?” My response is that “it is a personal decision.”  I then offer several reasons for and against a name change based on information relayed to me by former clients when they have wrestled with that issue.  This blog post presents a […]

What Not to Do When You Find Out Your Spouse is Cheating

What Not to Do When You Find Out Your Spouse is Cheating is a good article containing great advice and guidance for people who have discovered that their spouse is having an affair.  It is well worth the read.  However, one very important “don’t”  not included on the list is, don’t confront your cheating spouse with your suspicions if […]

Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

This is an outstanding article on how to co-parent with a narcissist. It’s also great advice for any parent trying to co-parent with a difficult ex.  It is essential set set boundaries and stick with them.  If your ex has any of the above characteristics, please take the time to read and implement this advice! Co-Parenting […]

How to Tell the Children You’re Getting Divorced

Telling the children that that Mom and Dad are getting divorced is tough to do. Sometimes anger, fear, or selfishness can cause a parent to make a bad decision in the way they inform the children of the impending separation.  It’s important to put the needs of the children ahead of an individual parent’s need […]

10 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Divorce

Great advice for every client to consider. Too often clients want to get through the divorce process spending as little money as possible to the neglect of their financial best interest. For example, some clients choose to agree on the value of real estate in order to save $350 to $500 on the cost of […]