Divorce Planning

Critical Financial Steps to Take Before a Divorce

By Robert Pagliarini on October 12, 2016

Before your divorce goes through, it will be wise to check up on financial matters. It will be better to assess the state of your financial life before the split rather than after. Find out where you stand financially. Beyond your salary and your bank accounts, how much do you have in the way of…

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Essential Financial Planning for Divorced Women

By Robert Pagliarini on July 6, 2016

A divorce is one of the most stressful circumstances a woman can experience. It can leave you feeling as if some things are beyond your control. Do not let that feeling interfere with your effort to maintain control over your financial life. Financial planning after a divorce is not radically different than financial planning before…

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21 Divorce Financial Tips You Must Do After Divorce

By Robert Pagliarini on July 18, 2014

As a divorce financial advisor, I’m often brought in to work with a client who is going through a divorce, but I’m just as often brought in AFTER a divorce. The newly divorced client is typically concerned about their finances and wants to make sure they have enough now and that they will have enough…

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Rethinking the Prenup

By Robert Pagliarini on May 20, 2014

My interview with Divorce Corp documentary director Joe Sorge on the idea of requiring financial disclosure of assets and liabilities BEFORE marriage: ROBERT PAGLIARINI: One of the things I’ve been thinking about for some time is essentially forcing every soon-to-be-married couple to have a prenup. When people think of prenuptial agreements, they often think they’re…

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Divorce Corp Documentary Interview

By Robert Pagliarini on

I recently interviewed the director, Joe Sorge, of a new documentary called “Divorce Corp” about the perils and problems of the current family law system. Here is a snippet from the full Divorce Corp interview: ROBERT PAGLIARINI: In a divorce process, there are the parties that are getting divorced (the husband and the wife), and…

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8 Strategies to Stay Strong During a Divorce

By Robert Pagliarini on March 25, 2014

Robert Pagliarini contributed a column to Forbes titled “How to Stay Strong & Get What You Deserve in a Divorce“. This is an excerpt: Most clients want to move on with their lives and experience peace and happiness again. But what happens when giving up means giving in? Will you feel immediate relief? Absolutely, but…

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What Is a Divorce Financial Advisor?

By Robert Pagliarini on March 24, 2014

A divorce financial advisor is a financial advisor that focuses on helping clients navigate the unique and complex financial issues of a divorce. How does a divorce financial planner differ from a traditional financial planner? The gold standard in financial planning is the Certified Financial Planner designation. Anyone with this designation has gone through several courses…

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What Is a Gavron Warning?

By Robert Pagliarini on March 4, 2014

A Gavron Warning is language that is seen in California divorces involving spousal support. Contrary to popular thought, permanent spousal support is not guaranteed regardless of how long the marriage lasted. In California, many people mistakenly misinterpret the “10 Year Rule” and believe that if they are married for 10 years or more they will…

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Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)

By Robert Pagliarini on February 11, 2014

MISSION VIEJO, California (February 7, 2014)  –  The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™ (IDFA™) is pleased to announce that Robert Pagliarini of Pacifica Wealth Advisors, Inc. in Mission Viejo, CA recently completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce analysis and is now a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™). Mr. Pagliarini is trained to provide…

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