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Join Topel & DiStasi Wealth Management at Bike MS: Waves to Wine 2021

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease which causes damage to the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and for which there is no known cure.

Gavin's Summer Reading List

As we enter a summer like none any of us has ever seen, it seems a little bit strange to be talking about vacations. But with the pandemic seemingly on the decline, and many parts of the world starting to open to tourists, it is inevitable to begin looking towards the possibility of taking some much-needed time off, and possibly traveling somewhere for vacation.

Process Options for Divorcing Couples

For couples considering divorce, once one or both of you have decided to end the marriage, the single most important choice that will need to be made, together, is how you will go about getting divorced. This means: which actual process you will utilize to end your marriage? That’s because, even though divorce is a legal procedure, the process of unwinding the legal contract of marriage is not only a legal one.

If it seems too good to be probably is

In late 1999, as I was starting my career in financial services, I went to play a round of golf with a good friend of mine, and he brought along a neighbor of his to join us. I was in my late twenties, and the guy was just a few years older than I. He lived in a house in the Uplands in Berkeley, a few doors down from my friend who lived in an in-law apartment at his parent’s home. My friend’s neighbor had inherited the house, which must have been worth a lot and I remembered being impressed that someone his age could afford to live in that neighborhood on his own.

Top 5 Financial Errors Couples Make When Divorcing

I recently gave a workshop for couples who are considering divorce and was asked “what are the biggest financial errors couples make when negotiating their divorces?” Afterwards, it occurred to me that it might be a good blog piece so that, hopefully, anyone reading this can avoid some of these financial pitfalls which are so easy to make when under the stress and strain of going through a divorce.