Getting SplitReady Episode 28.3: Mental Safety and Keeping Your Sanity During Divorce

The term “divorce” suggests organizing documents, filling out paperwork, and managing your finances. While external factors of a divorce are important, your mental safety and health should be monitored and nurtured as well. Divorce is just as much mental as it is physical. Join us for a conversation about guarding your mental health and keeping …

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Three Important Considerations About The Delayed Mortgage Refinance Fees

The time is now if you want or need to refinance your mortgage.  In a partial reversal of their announcement last week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have delayed the implementation of the 0.5% fee for refinances until December.  This is great news which I, for one, expected as it takes any negative political impact …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 28.2: Tech Safety and Security During Your Divorce

Automatically saved passwords, social media data, and even paying with your phone — how safe is this? The sheer amount of information on your electronic devices suggests a breach or hack of your accounts can cause significant and widespread damage. During a divorce or when things are changing, you could be even more vulnerable. Join …

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Getting Split Ready – Episode 28.1 – Safety and Personal Protection During Your Divorce

The world can be a dangerous place, even more so during change. Whether it’s a macro-change like the pandemic or a micro-change like a divorce, change may lead to gaps or holes in your safety and personal security. However, a little awareness and understanding of safety and security can help you gain confidence during changing …

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How Will Adding A Fee to Refinances Affect the Mortgage Market and You?

The Federal Housing Finance Agency surprised the mortgage market yesterday with an announcement of a 0.5% adverse fee on all refinances.  Citing mortgage market conditions and increased risk from COVID-19, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the entities governed by the FHFA, will be adding the 0.5% fee to all refinance loans after September 1st.  Based …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 27.4: Will Divorces Increase from the COVID Effect?

COVID-19 caused couples to have to be quarantined together for weeks. Countless memes have captured the struggles that couples have faced being together for long periods of time, hinting towards divorce and unhappiness. What truly is COVID’s effect on marriages? Will divorces increase? Join us for an engaging discussion with Sandra Crawford from Law Crawford, …

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Getting SplitReady Episode 27.3: Protecting Your Budget and Managing Your Divorce with Limited Scope Representation

A growing trend in the divorce industry is limited scope representation in which less may mean more. Limited scope representation involves handling many of the details yourself while letting an attorney engage at critical points. When a budget is substantially constrained, limited scope representation is especially popular with divorcing couples. Join us for an engaging …

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Divorce Strategy

Getting SplitReady Episode 27.2: Plan to Succeed for the Best Divorce Outcome

Although divorce and chaos often go hand-in-hand, a strategic mindset can change the divorce experience, creating much better outcomes. While thinking and planning strategically is exceedingly difficult, the payoff is well worth the effort. Join us for an engaging discussion with Hirsch Serman, MBA, CPA from Lifecycle Financial about divorce planning and thinking strategically. Also …

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Divorce Humor

Getting SplitReady Episode 27.1: Dealing with and Healing from Divorce with Humor

Laughing is the best medicine when you are feeling down. Yet, during stressful and difficult times, having a good chuckle couldn’t be further from our minds. With irrefutable health and mental benefits, laughter and humor can have a positive effect on someone who is dealing with divorce. Join us for an engaging discussion with comedian, …

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Banks Tighten Their Belts on Loan Approvals. What Does This Mean For Jumbo Loans?

Wells Fargo just announced an increase in the required banking and/or investment relationship for jumbo loans from $250,000 to $1,000,000.  Additionally, they increased the restrictiveness of some of the loan approval guidelines.  Back in April, Chase made similar moves to their lending rules and requirements.  This trend is not limited to the big banks and …

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