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About John Faggio

John Faggio is the managing director of Faggio Financial, LLC (www.divorce-finances.com), Maryland's only exclusive matrimonial finance practice. John is a CPA, a Certified Financial Planner® Professional, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®).

5 Potentially Bad Divorce Decisions
(and how to avoid making them)

Going it alone or excluding a Financial Divorce Analyst from your divorce team can lead to bad decisions that will have a negative impact on your future financial security. Here's a short list of the potentially worst decisions that individuals have made and continue to make as emotions take hold. 1. Trading your share [...]

Critical Divorce and Real Estate Issues

Can Have Spouses Seeing Red The majority of future divorcing couples will undoubtedly own some kind of real estate - a family home, vacation property, rental properties, etc. and the odds are that this property will be most valuable asset that the couple will haggle over. A divorce financial advisor can be of immense help [...]

By | 2017-07-27T10:51:32+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Marital Property|0 Comments

Divorce Financial Planner Using Graphics to Settle Cases

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts™ (CDFA) have a unique and effective  "tool" to help individuals understand the potential financial impact that a settlement offer can have on their future finances. If used properly, introducing charts and graphics into settlement discussions can focus all parties on the bigger picture, separate fact from fiction, and make it [...]

Divorce with a Financial Divorce Analyst™ is a no-brainer

Many times, Divorce Mediation can be the most cost-effective, lowest conflict, process of all of the divorce settlement options. Currently, the majority of divorce mediators are either mental health practitioners or attorneys who help couples make decisions regarding the legal, child custody, and financial issues of the divorce settlement. Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA™) [...]

When Financial Divorce Tactics Trump Sound Financial Planning

There are times when a CDFA’s financial recommendations fly straight in the face of sound financial planning strategies. Since 2008, there have been a few cases where the Divorce Financial Planner has apologized to divorcing spouses, “I know you came to me help you get divorced, but we have to address financial survival first.” [...]

Divorce and Income Taxes – How to minimize taxes and avoid pitfalls

Divorce and income taxes - many times, these two issues become so intertwined that they become the "garden hose" of the negotiations, preventing settlement and paying for your attorney's children's education. If you were physically separated or divorced in 2013, there are several critical tax issues that you will need to address when filing [...]

By | 2017-08-04T08:12:59+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Tax Exemptions|0 Comments

Divorce Financial Planning is Critical
to Federal Employees and Their Spouses

Divorce Financial Planning is a must for most Federal Employees going through the divorce process. Faced with similar divorce financial and tax issues that others experience, these employees have multiple employee benefits that require special research, analysis, and timely execution of divorce-related documents. Health and Life Insurance Continuing or needing to apply for FEHBP [...]

By | 2017-07-31T09:50:49+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Federal Employee Benefits, Pensions, TSP|0 Comments

Five Critical Divorce Financial Planning Tips

These Divorce Financial Planning Tips are for those starting their journey in what's been acclaimed as "divorce month" in many publications. No matter what month you begin the process, if your financial future is at stake, engaging the services of a CPA Divorce Specialist or Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) will be crucial for [...]

By | 2017-08-04T09:27:14+00:00 January 9th, 2014|Divorce Filing Status, Mediation|0 Comments

One of my favorite tasks – Finding Hidden Income or Assets in Divorce

Finding hidden income or assets in divorce is one of the most challenging yet rewarding service that a CDFA™ or CPA can provide. It can alternatively be frustrating and expensive for the client, providing little or no answers. In any forensic case, I always alert my clients to the probability of little or no [...]