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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®).

Why Mediation Can Work for Complex Divorces – Part 1

It may be the case that your divorce will be dealing with assets that are considerable and complex. Although many believe divorce mediation won’t be beneficial in such cases, this option can actually facilitate faster and less costly settlements of high-asset divorces. Traditional divorce litigation pits two legal teams against each other in a contest [...]

Protecting Your Credit During Divorce – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, getting divorced can be a great personal and financial challenge. During the process of negotiating a divorce agreement, it is crucial to ensure that you will be sound financially and not burdened by the debts of your former spouse. Part 2 will discuss two more methods for protecting your credit [...]

Protecting Your Credit During Divorce – Part 1

Getting divorced can be a great personal and financial challenge. During the process of negotiating a divorce agreement, it is crucial to ensure that you will be sound financially and not burdened by the debts of your former spouse. Unfortunately, people are often quite unpredictable when times are stressful. Out of spite, a divorcing spouse [...]

Selecting the Divorce Attorney Who’s Right for You – Part 3

As discussed in Part 2, compatibility is perhaps the most important factor in selecting the divorce attorney right for you. Part 3 will complete this article by discussing several other factors to consider before making the final choice of a divorce attorney. Relevant Experience and Reputation Determined by the residence of the divorcing couple, divorce [...]

How to Get a Fair Divorce Settlement Agreement

Divorcing couples are typically counseled to make an effort to negotiate a fair divorce settlement agreement. Although the division of assets can be made to appear mathematically equal, it may still not seem fair for one of the parties. In addition, how does the law determine what is equitable? The following will discuss several obstacles [...]

Selecting the Divorce Attorney Who’s Right for You – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) will provide comprehensive guidance regarding the financial matters involved when a marriage is dissolved.  An experienced CDFA will also know how the work of a divorce attorney can play a great part in the financial outcome of a divorce settlement. Part 2 will continue [...]

Selecting the Divorce Attorney Who’s Right for You – Part 1

Ending a marriage is always a difficult decision, and once both spouses decide to divorce, there will be other important decisions to be made, many with long-term financial impacts. When you consult with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), the analyst will provide comprehensive guidance regarding the financial matters involved when a marriage is dissolved.  [...]

Helping Your Clients Avoid Costly Tax Traps
in Divorce – Beyond the Basics

Webinar Thursday December 7, 2017 1-2 pm (ET) Registration is limited to 30 Participants $79 Registration Cut-off at 10 pm, December 5th This webinar will enable you to alert your clients of the potential tax traps inherent in most divorce cases. The presentation will include dependent exemptions & transfers, alimony recapture, mortgage interest and [...]

By | 2017-11-13T18:19:38+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Divorce Filing Status, Income Taxes, News and Events|0 Comments

Divorce’s Devastating Effects on Finances – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, the financial effects from divorce remain as devastating as ever, even though American divorce rates have dropped the past three years. Part 2 will discuss the financial impact of alimony and legal expenses. Consult with a financial divorce specialist for professional guidance. Alimony Accumulates Varying greatly state to state how [...]

By | 2017-12-08T10:12:20+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Alimony, Costs of Divorce, Financial Divorce Analyst|0 Comments

How the 2017 Tax Act Impacts Divorce Negotiations, Small Business, and Business Valuations

Seminar Thursday, February 22, 2018 4 - 6:30pm Executive House 10015 Old Columbia Road Suite B-215 Columbia, MD 21044 Early Bird registration (until 2/12/2018) $99 per person $119 after that date Registration cut-off 2/19/2018 Register Now Sandwiches, soft drinks, and coffee will be provided This seminar, designed for attorneys who practice Family Law, [...]