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Magazine - Money

CSA Changes 2013

There is no definitive time-scale as yet, mainly as the changes haven't yet been approved by Parliament. There is currently a pilot scheme running, whereby any new cases where there are four or more children living with the PWC will be subject to the new changes. All other new cases will be dealt with under the existing 2003 rules.

Child maintenance is changing

In the past year, the recession has put families under more financial pressure than ever. And, if you’re going through a break-up or trying to manage as a single parent, chances are you’ll have more money worries than most. One of the most important things to get sorted out as soon as possible is an effective child maintenance arrangement.

Seven Key Financial Tips on Divorce

Setting a realistic budget at outset will help to control costs and save you time and stress later when you may struggle to balance conflicting obligations. The process of separation and divorce can take many months and in some cases, years to complete.

What Do I Do With My Share?

Since 2000, a pension sharing order has been available as an option on divorce. With the ability to achieve a clean break this should be the option of choice for most divorce cases where the pension benefits are significant (and earmarking / offsetting have been discounted).

Divorce and Debt

Divorce is a costly business not just emotionally and the cost of legal help - but in the months and years after when couples have to look after children from two separate homes and the available income has to stretch hard. The divorced are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to going broke.

Financial Planning and Divorce

Advice on planning your way forward from a financial perspective from Martin Bamford, Chartered Financial Planner, Informed Choice. Money is one of the three key parts of the divorce process, along with the legal dissolution of the marriage and dealing with childcare arrangements.

Financial Rebuilding After Divorce

Flora Maudsley-Barton is a Chartered Financial Planner. This month, she gives us the benefit of her experience in financial rebuilding after divorce.

Is Maintenance an Insult to Women?

The Baroness makes some good points about not splitting everything 50/50 after only a short marriage when no children are involved.  But what she doesn't do is seem to place any financial value on the parent who 'chooses' to stay at home.  This 'choice' is normally made by BOTH parents, and for good reason.

Reaping the Harvest of Excellence

Happy First Birthday to Wikizine and to us as well over at The Media Marketing Co, as we also turned a year old this summer. As with Wikizine, we immediately hit a ‘sweet spot’ and have likewise seen a lot of growth and change in the year since we started - all of it for the good.

How to Get Money Quickly When Your Partner Leaves

Our Benefits Expert, Lionel Roberts, gives advice on how to find out what you’re entitled to and how to make a claim.

Financial Security After Divorce

Surviving divorce is tough, going forward with financial independence and peace of mind is even tougher! However, an innovative company has just launched a new insurance product which will take away that insecurity.

Downsizing Your Life by Clever Budgeting

By spending a few hours looking out your income and outgoings it is possible to not only live within your means but to save money as well. For anyone wishing to downsize their lifestyle control of their budget is a must!