The financial and investment sophistication required to successfully manage post-divorce settlement assets is often overlooked by a divorcing couple and their advisors.
During and after divorce, an experienced financial planner can help to ensure that your financial settlement will work for you – both now and in the future.
If you are going through a divorce, there is a lot more to deal with than just the emotional issues. There are also finances to think about. After all, you are going from a two-income to a one-income household, and you need to learn how to adapt so you can actually do more than simply […]
To keep divorce from destroying you financially, you should prepare in advance to protect yourself. One important step is to ensure that you have good credit before you get divorced, which can be invaluable both as you pay for the expenses associated with divorce and when you’re moving on with your new life. Before a divorce, […]
Your credit report: an easy way to create a list of all individual and joint credit accounts.
Divorce presents many challenges for both of the parties involved. The equitable division of valuable collections and property is one of those challenges. Valuable collections can range from artwork and antiques to wine, jewelry, coins, firearms and collectibles. Most states require marital property to be divided equally. If both parties are unable to agree on […]
Keeping divorce costs to a minimum is important to most, if not all, spouses going through the difficult and emotional process of dissolving a marriage. Having to pay an attorney, or being forced to pay a portion or all of your spouse’s attorney fees makes the difficult divorce process even more concerning. There are ways […]
There are a few steps to take before telling your spouse you want a divorce to ensure you’re prepared to start the process. Be Proactive: Start collecting all financial statements and records, including tax returns from previous years. Make sure you have access information (i.e. login and passwords) to all accounts. Start watching bank and […]
Financial affidavits have long been part of the divorce court’s modus operandi for temporary relief hearings. More recently they have evolved into comprehensive financial disclosures. Failing to scrutinize your own financial affidavit might unwittingly offer up your opponent’s most persuasive exhibit at trial. All too often, financial affidavits are hastily prepared (e.g. for a temporary […]