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Rosemary Frank, MBA, CDFA/ADFA, CFE, MAFF speaks and writes frequently on a variety of financial topics. As an accomplished former Toastmasters Speaker, she is available to present to your professional group, community organization, or church.
Contact her at 615-595-6850 or 615-497-1856.
In addition to the following public appearances and news items related to her Divorce Financial practice, Rosemary has contributed to stories published in Gannett Press, Reuters, FOX Business News, Woman's Day, NBC News, Chicago Tribune, CBS News, National Business Journals, Huffington Post, and Financial Advisor Magazine. She is also a former regular blogger for Divorce Magazine.
Investopedia.com Contributor, Rosemary Frank was approved as a Contributing Financial Expert thereby providing responses to investor questions and thought leadership articles on an ongoing basis. July 2, 2018.
"Dollars of Divorce: Recent Tax Reform Issues," Presented to family law attorneys as Continuing Legal Education sponsored by the Nashville Bar Association, Nashville, TN, February 20, 2018.
"Women, Divorce and Estate Planning," Interview by Tim Takacs and Barbara McGinnis of Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law on the effect of divorce upon women's estate planning needs. Recorded July 7, 2017 for broadcast on TV Channel 5+, CBS Nashville affiliate, July 14, 2017.
"Social Security and Divorce," Webinar for Divorce Alliance, a program of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts, for broadcast at January chapter meetings. Approved for one hour continuing education credit. Recorded January 3, 2017.
"Divorce and Finances," Interview by Tony Cappuccilli for WNAH radio; 35 minutes recorded January 2, 2017 for rebroadcast periodically.
"Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women," Interview by Tony Cappuccilli for WNAH radio; 37 minutes recorded October 10, 2016 for rebroadcast periodically.
"Financial Power," Podcast interview by Sheri Pitts for The Women Rocking Wall Street Show, as part of the Leadership series; leadership with a niche market strategy, empowering clients; recorded April 22, 2016, posted May 18, 2016.
"Social Security and Divorce," Presented for the Association of Divorce Financial Planners as a course offering of the ADFP University webinar series, national distribution and recording remains available in resale, May 18, 2016.
"Social Security Changes and Impact on Divorce," Presented to attending Judges and Attorneys at the Tennessee Association for Justice 2016 Domestic Law Forum, Hilton Hotel, Nashville, TN, April 7, 2016
"Employers as a New Delivery Channel for Divorce Financial Services," Presented to attendees of the annual Catalyst Conference of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP), New York City, October 1-4, 2015
Divorce Magazine Blog, Authors a monthly blog entry of 500-1,000 words, on a divorce financial topic for Divorce Magazine, the first online professional divorce magazine.
Divorce Financial Planning Ethics, Member of a panel for discussion and questions on ethics in the profession at the annual conference of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners, San Diego, CA, October 15, 2014
"Dollars of Divorce: Build and Grow Your Divorce Practice," Presented for the Association of Divorce Financial Planners as a course offering of the ADFP University webinar series, national distribution and recording remains available in resale, July 16, 2014.
"Second Saturday women's divorce workshop comes to Nashville," Article announces local availability of national program that has helped thousands of divorcing women for more than twenty-five years. Rosemary Frank, Second Saturday Partner, responsible for presenting program. Tennessean, May 1, 2014.
"Dollars of Divorce: Financial Issues Related to Children," Presented at a meeting of the Cool Springs Kiwanis Club, providing an overview of family financial, tax consequences, and college aid issues and their impact upon one another, at Carrabba's, Franklin, TN, April 7, 2014.
"Dollars of Divorce: A Financial Services Frontier," Presented at the meeting of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), providing an overview of the financial issues of divorce as a specialty for financial professionals, Lipscomb University, March 19, 2014.
"The Cost of Divorce to Employers," Article published in the Nashville Business Journal, digital edition, March 10, 2014.
"Dollars of Divorce: Finding Hidden Assets," Presented at the bi-monthly meeting of the Tennessee Association of Licensed Private Investigators, Shoney's, Nashville, TN, March 10, 2014.
"How to Divorce-Proof Your Business," Article published in the National Business Journals, digital editions in forty-three cities, March 3, 2014.
"Dollars of Divorce: Avoid Financial Pitfalls of Divorce Cases," Presented at the annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners, sponsored by Tennessee Attorneys Memo, at Nashville School of Law, Nashville, TN, December 6, 2013.
"Dollars of Divorce: Avoid Financial Pitfalls of Divorce Cases," Presented at monthly meeting sponsored by TALS - Legal Professionals of Tennessee, CLE and CME credit given, B. McNeal's, Murfreesboro, TN, November 21, 2013.
"Dollars of Divorce: Tax Issues in Divorce," Presented as a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar for M. Lee Smith, publisher of the Tennessee Attorneys Memo, October 24, 2013.
Divorce Financial Planning Ethics, Member of a panel for discussion and questions on ethics in the profession at the annual conference of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners, Chicago, IL, September 21, 2013.
"Dollars of Divorce: Avoid Financial Pitfalls, Critical Tax Issues, Practice Building Strategies," Presented as the main program for the Summer Seminar sponsored by TALS - Legal Professionals of Tennessee, CLE and CME credit given, Magnuson Hotel, Brentwood, TN, August 3, 2013.
"Dollars of Divorce: Employer Costs of Divorce," Hosts Angel Tuccy and Eric Reamer of AM 560 KLZ (Denver, CO) Experience Pros Radio Show interviewed Rosemary Frank on the costs of employee divorce to employers due to employees' reduced productivity and absenteeism, May 1, 2013
"Dollars of Divorce: Build and Grow Your Divorce Practice," Presented to attendees of ADFP University at the annual conference of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners, Doral Arrowwood Resort, Rye Brook, NY, September 20, 2012.
Dollars of Divorce, Host Andy Pearson of KARN-FM (Citadel Broadcasting, Little Rock, AR) Talk Radio show The ExFactor interviewed Rosemary Frank on the financial issues of divorce and possible hidden assets, June 30, 2012.
"Divorce Financial Expert Named Family Mediator," News article about Rosemary Frank, newly listed as Rule 31 Family Mediator, and how she will integrate mediation services into her divorce financial practice to further help divorcing parties, Brentwood Life, March 28, 2012
Dollars of Divorce: A Financial Services Frontier, Presented to a meeting of the Nashville Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), providing an overview of the finances of divorce as a specialty niche for financial professionals, February 17, 2012.
"Frank Addresses Family Law Institute," News article about Rosemary Frank presenting at annual event of Nashville Bar Association, for second consecutive year, to speak on the topic of "Bankruptcy and Divorce," Tennessean, Williamson AM, December 1, 2011.
"Rosemary Frank Attends National Conference to Refine Expertise," News article about Rosemary Frank having recently attended ADFP annual conference, joined by divorce financial practitioners from around the country, in Westchester County, NY, Brentwood Life, November 18, 2011.
Bankruptcy and Divorce, Presented to family law attorneys and judges at the annual Continuing Legal Education Institute sponsored by the Nashville Bar Association, Nashville, TN, October 6, 2011.
"Dollars of Divorce," Host Jim Davis of KJM internet radio interviews Rosemary Frank on the financial isues of divorce and the results to date of her web site poll regarding the overwhelming 89% of respondents who do not feel confident about their post-divorce financial future. Listen at www.MyRadioSpot.com, August 6, 2011
"Brentwood Financial Divorce Specialist Earns National Recognition," Newspaper article about Rosemary Frank, Brentwood Life, Brentwood, TN, November 3, 2010.
Dollars of Divorce: Avoid the Financial Pitfalls of Divorce Cases, Presented to family law attorneys at the annual Continuing Legal Education Institute sponsored by the Nashville Bar Association, Nashville, TN, October 7, 2010.
WoMeNet Conference, Rosemary was a featured presenter and discussed financial and divorce issues faced by women at the annual WoMeNet (Women: Mentoring and Networking) Conference at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN, February 4, 2010.
Dollars of Divorce, Rosemary was interviewed by internet talk radio show host Barbara Rucker of Inward Outlook. Insight from an expert on the biggest financial decision of your life. November 17, 2009 Listen here
"5 Minutes With...Rosemary Frank," an interview regarding issues faced by divorcing business partners, Nashville Business Journal, September 11, 2009
"Women in Transition," Rosemary was the Featured Guest Speaker and spoke on how to achieve your financial goals and the financial issues related to divorce. Sponsored by Women on the Move, May 2, 2009.
"Dollars Of Divorce," Presented at a gathering of other professionals who serve divorcing clients in some capacity. Sponsored by Shay Howard, Zeitlin & Company, Realtors. March 26, 2009.
"Dollars Of Divorce: How To Best Partner With a CDFA for Better Client Outcomes," Presented to family law attorneys and mediators at a meeting of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators, February 19, 2009.
"Dollars Of Divorce: Specialized Tax Issues," Presented at the monthly meeting of members and guests of the American Society of Women Accountants, Nashville Chapter, February 18, 2009.
Notables of Williamson County 2009 Edition January, 2009, Rosemary Frank, MBA, CDFA was profiled in the publication. Link to full text
Rosemary Frank Attends Advanced Symposium, Press Release, Brentwood, TN, January 5, 2009 - Rosemary Frank, MBA, CDFA, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, recently participated in a national symposium on advanced divorce financial topics and strategies. The 2-day event was sponsored by the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts, the certifying body. Attendance was limited to forty highly experienced CDFAs from around the country.
"Rosemary Frank, Advice From a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst," Business Profile, Society Life Magazine, Williamson County and Surrounding, November, 2008
"Reducing the Risk$ of Divorce," Participated in panel discussion, Brentwood Library, Brentwood, TN, September 9, 2008
Rosemary Frank was interviewed by Debbie Alan on Internet Radio. The full hour discussion focused on the financial issues of divorce and things to consider in securing your financial well-being post-divorce. July 25, 2008
An informational segment with Rosemary Frank interviewed on the finances of divorce, particularly, the difficult decision of whether or not to keep the house. Broadcast on News2 ABC Nashville on June 27, 2008.
"Rosemary Frank, MBA, CDFA," Cover story and professional profile of divorce financial services and benefits to divorcing clients. Society Life Magazine, Williamson County and Surrounding, May, 2008.
"Dollars of Divorce," Presented at Reliant Bank as part of their Divorce Professionals Series, February 19, 2008
"Finances of Divorce," WAKM Radio, Franklin, TN, February 1, 2008, 8-9 am
"Finances of Dual Income Household," Panel discussion at Annual Networking Conference, Women's Business Association, Owen School of Management, Vanderbilt University, January 26, 2008
Stultz, Rachel, "Planner Helps People With Finances During Divorce," The Tennessean, Williamson AM, January 29, 2007
05/21/2018Dependent Children and Tax Benefits
The conversation regarding which parent should claim the children as dependents has changed dramatically since the recent tax reform, effective January 2018, eliminated the personal exemption. Yes, that $4,050 (in 2017) tax exemption per child is gone. Parents will not even get that exemption for themselves. This is causing extensive confusion among attorneys and clients alike. The Parenting Plan template has not been revised to reflect this and still contains an entire section dedicated to which...
12/28/2017Tax Reform Effects Upon divorce
The most significant tax reform in thirty years was signed into law December 22. With barely a week to understand how it impacts all open and future divorce cases, it became effective January 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted. Many of the provisions have sunset dates, upon which rules will revert to pre-2018, unless extended. Alimony, beginning January 1, 2019, will not be tax deductible for payer, nor taxable to the recipient. Modified orders, after that same effective date, will adhere to the...
11/09/2017Tax Overhaul Targets Alimony
Content of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was revealed last week and, as it now stands, alimony discussions will change dramatically. If approved in its current state, on this issue, going forward as of January 1, 2018, no alimony will be tax deductible for the payer, nor taxable to the recipient. This includes all alimony modifications made after January 1. All standing alimony orders will retain their current tax status for payer and recipient. The TCJA is the most sweeping tax reform proposed...