Carol Ann's Newsletter

May 2015

 

 Table of Contents

1.  Are You the Financially 'Out Spouse'? This Quick Quiz Will Tell

2.  Become Certified as a Real Estate Divorce Specialist

3.  From the desk of Carol Ann

4.  Divorce Humor

5.  Thought for the Day

 

1.      Are You the Financially 'Out Spouse'?  This Quick Quiz Will Tell

  

 Robert Pagliarini gives us a quiz that would be very helpful when working with  

 your clients.

 

 Read more: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/04/15/out-spouse-marriage-finances-quiz/


2. Become Certified as a Real Estate Divorce Specialist

 

Did you know that there are more than 2.4 million divorces in the United States? And that's every year! And in over 72% of those divorces, the couple is either selling a house, or buying on, or BOTH! Wouldn't you like some of that business?

 

The market for Real Estate professionals is enormous. Our certification program will make you the Real Estate Professional of Choice for divorcing clients.

 

Learn more: www.RealEstateDivorceSpecialist.com

 

3.  From the desk of Carol Ann

 

What do you do when the attorney for your client doesn't know how to handle the financial issues? My client, the wife, was married to the CEO of a large corporation and earns over $1 million per year. When he retires in a few years, he will receive a company severance package of several million dollars per year which he will divide with his ex-wife, my client.

 

 I was disturbed by some of the details of this information and finally called the company's plan administrator. I found out that if the employee (husband) died before he retired, there would be nothing. I repeat, nothing. No severance package. Nothing for the ex-wife. Yet, the two attorneys who were trying to settle this case amicably, had never considered this possibility and were not considering insurance. My information for them threw a glitch into the settlement, which they were almost ready to sign. My client is forever grateful to me but I don't think the husband is!

 

These can be ticklish situations, especially if the conversation takes place in front of the client. So be sensitive to the attorney's ego if you ever want that attorney to call you again for another case!

 

4.   Divorce Humor

   

 The following collection of quotes are from the book:
"If You Thought Your Divorce Was Bad...Wait Until You Read This Book!" 
by Rocky Lang

 "Ah yes, divorce....from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."

- Robin Williams 

 

 "He taught me housekeeping; so in the divorce, I keep the house."

- Zsa Zsa Gabor 


 

"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same thing."

-Oscar Wilde

 

"I was married by a judge, but I should have asked for a jury.

-Groucho Marx

 

"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and have bought jewelry.

-Rita Rudner

 

5. Thought for the Day


 
We don't choose to be role models; we are chosen. Our only choice is whether to be a good role model or a bad one.

-Karl Malone

 

 



 

Sincerely, 

Carol Ann Wilson
Carol Ann Wilson LLC