Financial abuse is insidious, cloaked in false “protectiveness,” a form of bullying, and a precursor to domestic violence. It leaves no bruises, but it really, really hurts. It will erode one’s self-esteem, enslave them to the one who is supposed to love them, and destroy the victim’s spirit, sense of self-worth, the very essence of their […]
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You might not realize the impact divorce can have on your financial well-being until it’s too late. Take responsibility today with these considerations.
Divorce is a time of great distrust of between spouses. Such distrust is most likely at the root of the many possible reasons for the divorce. If money seems to be disappearing, either during the marriage or since the initiation of the divorce, it is possible that there is spending that qualifies as dissipation. What […]
Some people think the house is the trophy. Most likely it will prove to be the booby prize. Financially, it can become a rock around your neck. How so? Think about it: When you bought that house, your household income was double, or more, of what it will be in the future. That house was […]
When you and your spouse have credit cards, there are several things you must keep in mind during your divorce. Here’s what to look out for.
Financial issues will dominate the discussion of your divorce settlement. Therefore, it makes sense to financially prepare for divorce. You are preparing not only for the actual expenses related to the divorce process, but also for the major financial adjustments that will follow. (For those of you who were looking for ways to hide assets, […]
Just when you think the agony of a divorce is over, there is another list of financial matters to take care of. Start by making a lot of copies of your divorce decree because they will be needed to show you are really divorced and the changes you are making are appropriate. The key information […]
So, you’re beginning to believe that you need a divorce financial professional. However, you’re just not making it happen for yourself. Read and see why.
The New Year is a good time to rethink how a recent divorce may still be impacting your daily life. While I respect that your marriage was significant and ending it was a real lifetime trauma, there is life after divorce. Look around you and see all the happy people, many of whom are divorced […]
The biggest Social Security changes in 30 years are in effect immediately and directly impact all divorcing people in the U.S. Social Security rules for claiming benefits, especially spousal benefits, have been dramatically changed by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was signed November 2, 2015. These changes became effective immediately, and everyone is […]