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Avoid 10% Penalty During Divorce Only on 401k or similar plan

Under section (72(t)(2)(c) of the Internal Revenue Code , an alternative payee can take cash from a defined benefit plan, without the 10% penalty, even if they are under age 59½.  Here’s how: The retirement plan must be a qualified plan (401k, 403b, etc.) covered by ERISA; The funds must be paid to an alternate payee […]

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Family Mediation & Divorce Mediation Experts

If the time has come for you and your loved ones to try family mediation, we would love to help. As part of family mediation, our areas of specialization include conflict resolution, divorce mediation, prenuptial mediation and post nuptial mediation.  Family mediation includes parent/child conflicts, school/parent conflicts and similar issues. […]

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MONEY VALUES

How much do you COST ? The topic of money in a committed relationship has its importance because of the fact that each partner upholds their own value of money based on the way they have learned to perceive its meaning. Whether you grew up wealthy, impoverished, or in the […]

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What to do when Couple’s Counseling still keeps you Wondering about Divorce?

Do you and your spouse want to save your marriage, but it is clearly at the breaking point? You have tried couple’s counseling and even though both of you now understand the what, why and how your conflicts erupt yet the arguing, the hurt feelings, the disappointment remains. Arguing means […]

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DO YOU NEED A PRE-NUP?

DO YOU NEED A PRE-NUP? Have you considered asking your fiancé to sign a pre-nup? Many unforeseen events or life changes can occur during a marriage and both of you should be protected. If there are children in the future, wouldn’t you want them to be protected? Of course. How […]

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How the Courts Are Destroying Our Families

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Parent Alienation Syndrome known as PAS and the damage it does to your children

PAS, Parent Alienation Syndrome is a condition that the residential parent operates from and may or may not be aware of. Most times they are not aware of it since it usually occurs in the personality of self centered individuals who feel entitled to their needs and wants being met, […]

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Restructuring the Family

By Dana Greco,LCSW and Don Desroches When people get divorced there are often strong emotional feelings from the ending of their relationship. There are various reasons for this and it is extremely important for each of them to get past those feelings, forgive the other person and move on. They […]

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Domestic Violence

By Dana Greco,LCSW and Don Desroches David L. Fontes, Psy.D, in the article titled,”Men Don’t Tell” gives insight into several reasons. He writes: “When a man is a victim of his wife’s physical abuse he is both shamed by the assaults of his wife and shamed by society for not […]

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