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Family Lawyer Margaret Joy discusses Financial Issues of Divorce for Business Owners, Executives and Professionals in Pennsylvania

April 18th, 2018

Financial Issues of Divorce for Business Owners, Executives and Professionals

When one or both spouses are involved in a business, are executives or have a professional practice, there are various financial issues that may arise. Family lawyer Margaret Joy delves into some of the issues divorcing couples need to be aware of, including valuation and property division, when businesses and practices are involved.

Hosted By: Diana Shepherd, Editorial Director, Divorce Magazine

Guest Speaker: Margaret Joy, Family Lawyer at McCarthy, McDonald, Schulberg & Joy

Bio: Practicing family law for over 30 years, Margaret Joy has extensive experience in all aspects of family law and litigation, including the valuation of closely held business interests, stock options, executive compensation, and professional practices. She is the co-founder of the Pittsburgh family law firm McCarthy, McDonald, Schulberg & Joy.

 

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Family Lawyer Kathryn Rosinski on Spousal Support, Alimony and Alimony Pendente Lite in Pennsylvania

April 18th, 2018

In a divorce, there are three types of support that a spouse may be entitled to in Pennsylvania – spousal support, alimony and alimony pendent lite. In this podcast, Pittsburgh family lawyer Kathryn Rosinski discusses the difference between the three types of support and answers some of the most common questions about each type.

Hosted By: Diana Shepherd, Editorial Director, Divorce Magazine

Guest Speaker: Kathryn Rosinski, Esq., Family Lawyer at McCarthy, McDonald, Schulberg & Joy

Bio: Kathryn Rosinski is an experienced litigator who concentrates her practice on family law at the Pittsburgh family law firm McCarthy, McDonald, Schulberg & Joy. Her family law practice areas include equitable distribution, spousal support, alimony, child support, and protection from abuse, among others.

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Divorce Attorney Brian Rosinski on High-Net-Worth Divorce Property Division in Pennsylvania

April 18th, 2018

High-Net-Worth Divorce Property Division in Pennsylvania

When high-net-worth spouses are dividing property in a divorce, there are numerous assets that must be considered. This can create a difficult and stressful divorce process. Pittsburgh family lawyer Brian Rosinski discusses the most common issues that may arise, particularly what can and cannot be divided – including when it comes to private practices, stocks, and inherited assets.

Hosted By: Diana Shepherd, Editorial Director, Divorce Magazine

Guest Speaker: Brian Rosinski, Family Lawyer at McCarthy, McDonald, Schulberg & Joy

Bio: Brian Rosinksi is an attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm McCarthy McDonald Schulberg & Joy. His practice is solely devoted to family law, including child and spousal support, property division, high-net-worth divorce and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

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Family Lawyer Cynthia Ann Brassington On Alimony, Child Support, and Child Custody in New Jersey

March 15th, 2018

Linwood New, Jersey family lawyer Cynthia Ann Brassington is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a matrimonial law attorney, and helps people resolve their divorce related issues across all areas of the process. In this podcast Cynthia answers questions regarding alimony, child support, and child custody including living arrangements for children, the duration of alimony in New Jersey, and what happens if your ex-spouse moves the children out of state.

Hosted by: Diana Shepherd, Editorial Director, Divorce Magazine 
Guest speaker: Cynthia Ann Brassington, Matrimonial Law Attorney
A panelist on the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels in both Atlantic and Cape May Counties, Cynthia has also taught family law as an adjunct professor for Atlantic Cape Community College. She is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.

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2 Stepmoms on Love and Blended Families Podcast

December 11th, 2017

Diana and Martha discuss their experiences as stepmoms and offer their best advice to viewers. Topics covered include: questions you should answer before marrying a person with children; when to be a parent and when to take a backseat; how to deal with different parenting styles between you and the children’s parent(s); how and why to befriend your spouse’s ex; and the secret to creating a successful blended family.

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Diana Shepherd (CDFA™®) on How Spousal Support Works

December 11th, 2017

The US has treated spousal support as taxable income to the recipient and tax-deductible for the payor for the last 75 years. However, the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act scraps this deduction for anyone who signs a separation agreement or gets divorced after 2018.

No two divorcing couples have identical circumstances, but one potential source of income (or expense) for many divorcing people will be spousal support – sometimes known as alimony or maintenance. The standard is to give support to the spouse who needs it in order to keep the family on an equal setting – however, there is an underlying duty for each spouse to work towards being independent of each other.

Diana Shepherd (CDFA™) is the Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine. An award-winning editor and published author, she is a nationally-recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues.

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Diana Shepherd, CDFA™® on Understanding the Divorce Process and Your Options

December 11th, 2017

Every divorce is different, with legal, financial, and/or parenting issues unique to the individuals whose relationship has broken down. However, every divorce undergoes a similar journey from initiation to closure; whether you make this journey towards separate lives expensively or inexpensively, slowly or quickly, with conflict or kindness is up to you. Here’s an overview of how the divorce process generally works in the United States and Canada; you’ll need to speak to a family lawyer to discover how the process might vary in your state or province, as well as how the details and circumstances of your situation may affect your own process

Facilitator: Dan Couvrette, CEO and co-founder of Divorce Magazine and Family Lawyer Magazine
Speaker: Diana Shepherd, CDFA®, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine

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Diana Shepherd, CDFA™® on How Child Support Works

December 11th, 2017

Regardless of whether they were ever legally married, living together without being married, or even if they never lived together, all parents have an obligation to support their children. This podcast offers a general overview of how child support is supposed to work – including the factors influencing amount and duration of child support payable or receivable, “special" or "extraordinary" expenses that go above and beyond what the child support guideline amounts will cover, and the tax issues of child support.

Host: Tanoya Greaves
Speaker: Diana Shepherd, CDFA®, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine

Diana Shepherd is the Editorial Director and co-founder of Divorce Magazine and www.DivorceMagazine.com. She is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, an award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally recognized expert on divorce, finance, remarriage, and stepfamily issues. Diana has written and edited hundreds of articles about divorce-related issues since 1996, and she is a frequent lecturer on the topics of divorce and finance – both to local groups and national organizations.

In this podcast, Diana will explain:

  1. how child support generally works
  2. how child support payments are calculated – and when those parents usually end
  3. whether parents can choose to opt-out of the child support guidelines and set up their own agreement
  4. the issue of “special expenses” that go above and beyond what the child support guideline amounts will cover
  5. options for co-parents who don’t agree which "special expenses” are both reasonable and necessary for their children.

Of course, this overview of how child support works is general in nature and may not apply to your unique circumstances. Your situation may call for a major divergence from the child support guidelines, so you must consult a family lawyer before agreeing to pay or receive a set amount of child support. 

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Divorce Attorney Kate Miller Discusses Child Support and Alimony in Colorado

October 27th, 2017

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Divorce Attorney Kate Miller Discusses Property Division in Colorado

October 26th, 2017

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