Carlos Blanco

Domesticating your divorce with a prenuptial agreement


With the recent rash of celebrity divorces, the topic of prenuptial agreements is making its rounds through the rumor mill once again. In our business, we find that the topic of such agreements is fraught with misunderstanding and incorrect assumptions based on “hearsay”. To get a better understanding of prenuptial ...

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A case of ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’

Nothing causes more apprehension than fear of the unknown. And there is the kicked-in-the-gut feeling of underestimating a situation. Divorce is like that on both accounts. Emotionally, divorce is hard enough, but that’s not all that is difficult. Divorce involves dealing with issues —many times when you are not in ...

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Long-term care insurance after divorce


The paperwork is filed. You’re divorced. Now starts the process of changing your life, which begins with ending the details that once defined your marriage. The usual suspects are tackled first — changing bank accounts, getting new credit cards and updating insurance documents. However, one detail remains completely untouched, not ...

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Considerations for saving a marriage


Nobody gets married thinking they are going to want a divorce later. Yet almost 50 percent of married couples end up considering a split and the rate of divorce has more than doubled in 40 years. But just because you’re thinking about it, doesn’t mean it’s inevitable. How can you ...

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Protect yourself in the aftermath of divorce

One of the biggest risks after divorce is doing nothing. As with many things in life, post-divorce procrastination can produce disastrous consequences. During the course of a long-term marriage many things were co-mingled and two lives were intertwined. Now, these two lives need to be separated. Post-divorce actions generally fall ...

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A personal story of divorce

Divorce in dictionary

Often the most moving and inspiring stories — and those that we learn the most from — are those told by the people living the experience. With this in mind, I set out to find a person of divorce willing to share details of the divorce experience. Janet (not her ...

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