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Don’t Let the Holidays Wreck Your Finances

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We tend to put financial pressure on ourselves to make up for our divorce or separation by overindulging in purchasing Christmas gifts for our loved ones that are way beyond our budget. Here are some secrets we can share with you to help curb your overspending this holiday season: Create a holiday budget to include: Travel expenses, including gas, hotel… Read More

Collaborative Divorce Can Help You Capitalize on the Holiday Season Spirit

by Colleen A. Warren, Esq. Certified Legal Specialist – Family Law, LEWIS, WARREN & SETZER, LLP What did you do during the holiday season? Most of us enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Many people put their differences aside during the holidays and attempted to live together harmoniously for the sake of the children or their family, or to… Read More

Interview: Tips For Successful Holiday Co-Parenting

The holidays aren’t always happy when you’re a single parent trying to work with your children’s mother or father to accommodate everyone’s schedule, see relatives, and spend special holiday time with the kids. Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego members Shawn Weber, attorney with Brave Weber Mack; and Justin Reckers, director of Pacific Divorce Management, recently appeared on “Real… Read More

Tips for Handling the Holidays When Your Marriage No Longer Feels Like a “Gift”

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by Ginita Wall, CPA, CFP®, CDFA Holidays are usually a time for reconnecting, but if you are married — and not so happily — seasonal preparations and celebrations can put a major strain on relationships that are already teetering on the brink. So how do you celebrate the holidays when you don’t think your marriage will make it?  Here are… Read More

Nine Holiday Tips For Divorced Moms, Dads, and Kids

Family holidays are held up to impossible standards by the media and our memories. Gatherings, gifts, meals and events are all expected to be picture perfect. Who could possibly live up to these standards? Add the realities of separation and divorce and the holidays become that much more difficult. As families start wrestling with custody and visitation schedules, winter vacations… Read More

Gift Giving: Can You Take Out the Emotion and Leave the Joy?

CFLG San Diego member Justin Reckers, CFP®, CDFATM, AIF®, managing director at Pacific Divorce Management, was recently interviewed for a story about advising financial clients about how to keep holiday spending under control. While Justin doesn’t specifically address divorced families, it’s not uncommon for divorced parents to try and make it up to their children by giving lavish gifts that… Read More

The first family Christmas post-divorce

The first family Christmas after a divorce can be daunting for anyone. Read here how newly divorced mom Heidi Stevens handled the situation with a promise for a pink Christmas tree. Do you have tips to share about navigating that first holiday – or birthday, summer vacation, or school play – after parents get divorced?… Read More

Divorced Familes Can Still Enjoy Happy Holidays

CFLG San Diego member Myra Chack Fleischer, Fleischer & Associates, offers excellent advice for divorced families on avoiding conflicts during the holiday season and making them more enjoyable for everyone in her latest column for Communities at Washington Times. As Myra points out, all of us – attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors included – would rather enjoy the… Read More