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Don’t Let Social Media Make Your Divorce Antisocial

By Douglas Katz – 10/04/2023 Social media can be helpful, but it can also be very risky. We often hear about how it affects our mental health and causes problems like fights, conflict and mistakes. Now, when it comes to divorce, these dangers become even bigger. Social media can be both good and bad during […]

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Thinking Like a Flipper to Best Divest of the Marital Home

Divorce is a challenging and emotionally taxing experience, often accompanied by difficult decisions, especially regarding the marital home. While many couples default to the simple choices of a buyout or sale, a more strategic approach can lead to significant financial benefits under the right circumstances. The flipping strategy, involving renovations and improvements to maximize gains

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Know Where You’re Going With a Pre-Divorce Assessment

By Douglas Katz – 09/18/2023 Facing a major decision like divorce can be one of the most challenging experiences in a person’s life. Often, the decision to divorce is driven by intense emotions, which can cloud judgment and lead to impulsive choices. As a divorce housing professional, I understand the significance of approaching divorce with

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Divorce Housing Advisory Services – You Get What You Pay For

By Douglas Katz – 09/14/2023 With over two decades of experience in the lending industry, I have done worn a lot of different hats and done most type of residential lending deals out there.  This involved specialization when necessary and one group of borrowers that I became enamored with was that of divorcing clients.  In

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Redleg Mediation and Consulting Rolls Out New Divorce Housing Pro – Divorce Housing Assessment

PRESS RELEASE   Redleg Mediation and Consulting Rolls Out New Divorce Housing Pro – Divorce Housing Assessment   Trout Valley, IL  – Redleg Mediation and Consulting, a leading provider of divorce mediation and consulting services, is proud to announce the launch of its innovative tool, the Divorce Housing Pro – Divorce Housing Assessment. This free,

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Nurturing Productivity Through Compassion: The Vital Role of Employer Support During Employee Divorce

By Douglas Katz – 08/29/2023 Although the actual rates vary, divorce has become a prevalent life event that influences not only individuals’ personal lives but also their professional commitments. As an increasing number of individuals opt for pro se divorce or limited scope representation, the importance of employer support during this challenging period has grown

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Title, Mortgage, and Loan: Navigating Homeownership During Divorce

By Douglas Katz –  08/23/2023 Divorce is marked by a whirlwind of decisions and legal proceedings. Amidst the upheaval, homeowners face an added layer of complexity when it comes to dealing with their property – the title, mortgage, and loan intricacies. While homeownership can be confusing even under the best of circumstances, the process becomes

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Delay: A Perilous Strategy When Refinancing After a Divorce

By Douglas Katz – 08/22/2023 Divorce is without a doubt an emotionally challenging process, often requiring couples to make complex financial decisions.  Unfortunately, the emotion can spawn procrastination which inhibits action when it is necessary resulting in added cost and lost opportunity.  One significant aspect that demands careful consideration is the division of property and

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DIY Divorce: Knowing Your Personal Value Before You Go All In

By Douglas Katz – 08/15/2023 Divorce is a challenging life transition that demands careful consideration not only of emotions and legal aspects, but also of time management and financial decisions. Valuing your time during a divorce and using this figure to make informed, value-based decisions on when to hire help and when to tackle tasks

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With Divorce Housing Advice – You Get What You Pay For

By Douglas Katz – 08/09/23 One critical decision during divorce is determining what to do with the family home. Many divorcing couples often turn to lenders for housing advice due to their familiarity with the mortgage process. While logical and seemingly a solid choice, there are many fatal flaws to this approach.  While adding some

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