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Take Control of Your Case. Take Control of Your Future. by Vickie Adams

Take Control of Your Case. Take Control of Your Future.

Female clients who are the higher earning spouse are trending in my practice. These women are successful professionals who fear they have more to lose in a divorce than their spouses. They’re not only responsible for most of the financial obligations, they often retain the majority of household responsibilities including child rearing. They naturally trust their…

Call Me Skeptical, But... by Vickie Adams

Call Me Skeptical, But…

{3:30 minutes to read} In over 25 years as a Certified Financial Planner(™) professional, nobody’s ever called me and said, “I won the lottery.” A few have announced they’ve received “unexpected sudden wealth” and want to plan for the rest of their lives. More often, people call me to say “I’m afraid that ”…. and…

How and Why to Modify Your Divorce Agreement by Vickie Adams

How and Why to Modify Your Divorce Agreement

Sometimes after a divorce has been settled, circumstances change. Are you aware that there is recourse? You can make financial modifications to the original agreement. Is it better to come to me individually to make the changes, or mediate together? In a post-divorce matter, there are two ways I help: I can represent you as…

6 Ways Lawyers & Mediators Ask Me To Assist In Divorce Cases by Vickie Adams

6 Ways Lawyers & Mediators Ask Me To Assist In Divorce Cases

Last month, an attorney/mediator found me by doing a search that led him to members of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners. In our first meeting, he admitted to me that he “wasn’t great with highly complex financial issues.” What he meant was: he didn’t consider himself efficient or proficient in analyzing complex settlements or…

4 Rookie Mistakes “Chumps” Cheated on Make... by Vickie Adams

4 Rookie Mistakes “Chumps” Cheated on Make…

Last week, I flew to Washington DC for the weekend in order to attend a book launch and after-party for author Tracy Schorn at the National Press Club. Not only does Tracy write the daily blog chumplady.com, with over 10 million views, but her new book Leave a Cheater, Gain a Life is a #1…

Know How to Protect Yourself Financially Within a Relationship? by Vickie Adams

Know How to Protect Yourself Financially Within a Relationship?

When you enter into a new relationship, you display the best version of yourself—the rose-colored glasses are shiny and new. As the relationship progresses, perhaps you decide to move in together. It is at this point that a serious discussion needs to happen—one that people are afraid to have. What happens if and when those…