Ginita Wall, Second Saturday Co-Founder

I started Second Saturday thirty years ago in San Diego after I met several people going through a divorce who needed non-biased comprehensive divorce information. Through our local Second Saturday divorce workshop over the past 30 years, we have helped more than 10,000 people settle their issues in a peaceful and respectful manner and have raised over $300,000 for charity. I am proud of the legacy that I have created with Candace Bahr through the Second Saturday network and WIFE.org.I love to travel as much as my busy schedule permits, and when I’m home you’ll find me out on an excursion with the dogs or curled up with a good book and a cat on my lap.

Checklist: Living Separately Under the Same Roof

In many states, your date of separation has legal implications. If you and your spouse are still living in the same house for economic or family reasons, proving that you are really separated can be tricky. Here is a checklist of what you should do if you and he are still living together but separate.

Educate Yourself About Divorce

The decision to get a divorce will be one of the biggest and most consequential choices of your life. Your divorce will directly impact your finances, your quality of living, the lives of your children, and your own emotional health. Maybe you’ve already decided that a divorce is the right choice for you, or perhaps …

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What Divorce After 50 Means For Your Retirement

The National Center for Family and Marriage Released a surprising study that showed divorce rates between adults 50 and older have doubled between 1990 and 2010. Now, 1 in 4 divorces in the United States is between couples over 50. On some level, this is good news. It means that the lower stigma of divorce …

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Five Things You Need to Know About Filing Your Taxes After a Divorce

Taxes!!  (Anyone hear the Jaws theme suddenly start playing in the background?) If you are either in the process of getting divorced or got divorced last year, then you may be facing a totally different tax situation than you are used to. Take care! You don’t want to accidentally lose out on some big new deductions you weren’t …

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What If We Can’t Sell Our House After a Divorce?

QUESTION My husband and I bought an aging farmhouse in rural Ohio at the top of the market. Almost ten years later, housing prices in our area still haven’t bounced back up. We’re underwater, and there are big repairs we could never afford to make, which will make it even harder to sell. There’s no …

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How to Get the House in Your Name After a Divorce

If you want to keep your house after your divorce, you are taking on a big financial challenge! If you are like most Americans, your mortgage represents your largest monthly expense, and now instead of splitting it between two incomes, you’ll have to find a way to shoulder it all on your own. Still, many …

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Should You Keep the House If You Divorce After 60?

You have an emotional connection to your home, especially if you have lived there for many years and raised a family within its walls. If you are considering a later-life divorce, you likely won’t have to deal with the difficulty of child custody negotiations. Instead, ownership of the home might be the biggest question you …

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Are You Eligible for Spousal Support (Alimony) After Your Divorce?

When Amber walked down the aisle eight years ago, she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with Marcus. After their second child came along four years ago, they decided that Amber should leave her job as a product manager to take care of the children full time while Marcus continued …

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Should I Keep the House?

Divorce can shake you to your very foundations. Everything changes, and many people want to cling to the house as the only stability they find in a shifting world.

Whether keeping the house is your best option depends on many different factors. Here are what you need to consider in making that important decision.

Who Gets the Big Toys in the Divorce?

How to Divide Major Assets During Divorce Determining how to split your shared assets in a divorce can be tricky. Our possessions hold emotional value as well as market value. If you and your spouse can’t find a fair and agreeable solution, you could end up draining your funds by fighting for every major possession …

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Five Ways Your Family Can Help You Save Money After Your Divorce

Divorce can be financially devastating divorce for women. Despite our continued push to raise the glass ceiling, the truth is that men are far more likely to be the main breadwinners of the family and that women are more likely to leave the workforce to care for children or the home. This leaves women at …

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Understanding Social Security Survivor Benefits After Divorce

There are huge Social Security benefits women can receive if they were married to their husbands for at least ten years before their divorce. When you reach retirement age, you are eligible to receive benefits equivalent to 50% of your ex-husband’s Social Security benefits if that amount is greater than what you would otherwise receive. …

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Do Women Have to Pay Child Support to Their Husbands?

My husband was downsized from his job six years ago. We’d been paying an arm and a leg for childcare for our two young children, so we made the decision that he would stay home and care for them full time. In the meantime, my career took off. That was great for our bank accounts, …

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Divorce Asset Division: Keep It, Divide It, or Sell It?

When you sit down across the negotiating table with your spouse, the two of you need to figure out a fair and equitable way to divide your assets. Easier said than done! You’ll both have to process a lot of difficult emotions, and you’ll probably have a lot of questions too. Like, how do you …

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Should I Keep the House After Divorce for the Sake of the Kids?

Getting a divorce might be the right thing to do, but it will have a big effect on your children’s lives, creating uncertainty and possibly triggering a range of negative reactions. To lower the trauma of family change, you may want to stay in your current home, especially if you have primary custody of the …

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Is a Collaborative Divorce the Right Option for You?

A divorce is never easy, not even in the best of circumstances. However, there are bad divorces… and then there are terrible divorces filled with vitriol, lies, accusations, and huge attorney’s fees for never-ending litigation. You may not be able to save your marriage, but you can decide how you want it to end. If …

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for Divorce

Your “I do” has turned into “I don’t.” When you walked down the aisle, you envisioned a life of permanent marital bliss, but reality has not been so kind. It is now time to end your marriage. You want a divorce, but how do you go about actually preparing for this huge life change? In …

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The New Tax Bill Changes How Alimony Is Taxed

The sweeping tax bill signed by President Trump in December 2017 includes major changes that are sure to affect every American when tax day arrives. For those considering a divorce, one provision in particular could mean thousands of dollars saved or lost each year. The Alimony Reversal According to the Census Bureau, roughly 243,000 people …

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How Financial Professionals Can Help During Divorce

Divorce is an uphill battle, fought in language you don’t understand, using money you can’t spare, for a prize that’s only half of what you had before. What can you do to make sure your newly-overhauled financial ship doesn’t sink?

Looking for a Financial Professional? Check Out These Credentials

Sound financial advice during your divorce can help ensure a fair settlement that will help you get off to the best possible start in your new life. These are the financial professionals whose help you might benefit from in your divorce.

What Is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst?

Nearly a million couples divorce each year in the U.S. and in the process, face some of the most important economic decisions of their lives. You may benefit greatly from the services of a financial professional trained to help you choose the best options for your future well-being—the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

Choosing a Financial Professional for Help with Your Divorce

You’ve decided to seek the assistance of a financial professional to help guide you in your divorce process. Someone with specific training and experience in divorce, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, comes highly recommended by a trustworthy friend.

How do you determine if they are the right match for you?

Six Places to Look for Hidden Assets in Divorce

When couples divorce, mistrust abounds. One of the first things people think of when their spouse asks them for divorce is, he must have been stashing away money.

You know more about your financial situation than any stranger could, so before you hire a private eye to look for hidden funds, think carefully about your circumstances and how your spouse could have squirreled money away.

Divorced at Last: How To Quit Complaining and Get On With Your Life

Your divorce is final, and it’s time to let go and move on. Are you ready? What will it take for you to truly pick up the pieces and rebuild a new and happy life for yourself?

Working Through the Emotions of Divorce

With fifty percent of marriages in America today ending in divorce, there will be many companions on your journey. That may make it less lonely, but not necessarily less painful.

Saving Money On Divorce

Many divorces these days are nasty, brutish, and all too long, not to mention damned expensive. With the average cost of divorce in the United States approaching $20,000 it is daunting to think about dissolving your marriage. Fortunately there are things you can do to save money on divorce, even if you are working with an attorney.

Moving Past Your Fears in Divorce

Dealing with fear is one of the biggest challenges in divorce. Fear is designed to keep us safe. How can we get a grip on fear and begin trusting ourselves to cope well with change?

Social Security Benefits for a Divorced Spouse

The former spouse of an employee who is getting retirement or disability benefits is entitled to a benefit on his record if she is at least 62 years old and they had been married for at least ten years before the divorce.

He’s moved out – now what?

“He’s moved out – now what?” That’s a question that many women face. What’s the harm in that? Nothing, if you and your spouse have negotiated a legal agreement that specifies financial arrangements. Without such an agreement, though, you may be facing some financial perils.

Top Ten Questions to Ask Your Divorce Attorney in the Initial Interview

If you are contemplating a divorce, you may be shopping around to find a divorce lawyer to represent you. At the initial consultation, there are several important questions that you should ask.

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