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Diana Shepherd, CDFA®

Diana Shepherd has over 30 years of experience as a marketing, branding, SEO, copywriting, editing, and publishing expert. As Content Director for Family Lawyer Magazine, Divorce Magazine, and Divorce Marketing Group, she oversees all corporate content development and frequently creates SEO-friendly videos, podcasts, and copy for family law and financial firms. The Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine and Divorce Marketing Group, Diana is an award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues. She has written hundreds of articles geared towards both family law professionals and divorcing people, and she has both performed and taught on-page SEO for 20+ years. Diana spent eight years as the Marketing Director for the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts® (IDFA®), and she has been a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® since 2006. While at IDFA, she wrote, designed, and published The IDFA Marketing Guide, and she also created seminars for CDFA professionals to present to family lawyers (approved for CLE), as well as to separated and divorcing individuals. She has represented both DMG and IDFA at industry conferences and events across North America, and she has given marketing as well as divorce financial seminars at many of those conferences.

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    William Kohn

    I live in Kentucky.
    I receive military disability and social security. I receive no other income.
    My wife and I are both 67. She receives her own social security plus the amount based on my previous earnings. She also has a retirement.

    We are getting a divorce. She left me. We have no children. I have the house and am paying all bills plus the mortgage. We are selling our house and have agreed to a 50/50 split.

    The judge ordered me to pay her temporary support in the amount of $800 per month. My attorney said he could make the support permanent. I thought support could not be taken from either income?

    This happened on Sept. 17th, 2019.

    If you charge for a reply, please do not reply. Thank you.

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    Rick

    We live in Texas which is a community property state. My wife owns a house in Mexico City that she inherited from her mother. Prior to the estate transferring the house to her, we made about $20K in improvements — did that $20K transform the house from marital property to community property ??

    And she has about $50K in Social Security benefits that are in a separate account that is traceable to only Social Security payments — am I correct that is therefore marital property.

    Thank you
    Rick

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