Divorce Financial Planning

What to Do with Your Will During Divorce – Part 1

Divorce can be very upsetting emotionally, so you may not even have thought about your will during this stressful time. Unfortunately, neglecting estate planning may lead to assets that you secured with the divorce settlement being distributed to undesired people and organizations after your death. Your ex-spouse may end up being a beneficiary unless you [...]

Why Mediation Can Work for Complex Divorces – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, when considerable assets are on the line, madness often infects both divorcing spouses. Divorce has the unpleasant ability to bring out the worst from those who would normally behave quite rationally. Fortunately, spouses can choose divorce mediation to reach a settlement for a high-asset divorce, making the process much less [...]

Why Mediation Can Work for Complex Divorces – Part 1

It may be the case that your divorce will be dealing with assets that are considerable and complex. Although many believe divorce mediation won’t be beneficial in such cases, this option can actually facilitate faster and less costly settlements of high-asset divorces. Traditional divorce litigation pits two legal teams against each other in a contest [...]

Protecting Your Credit During Divorce – Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, getting divorced can be a great personal and financial challenge. During the process of negotiating a divorce agreement, it is crucial to ensure that you will be sound financially and not burdened by the debts of your former spouse. Part 2 will discuss two more methods for protecting your credit [...]

Protecting Your Credit During Divorce – Part 1

Getting divorced can be a great personal and financial challenge. During the process of negotiating a divorce agreement, it is crucial to ensure that you will be sound financially and not burdened by the debts of your former spouse. Unfortunately, people are often quite unpredictable when times are stressful. Out of spite, a divorcing spouse [...]

How to Get a Fair Divorce Settlement Agreement

Divorcing couples are typically counseled to make an effort to negotiate a fair divorce settlement agreement. Although the division of assets can be made to appear mathematically equal, it may still not seem fair for one of the parties. In addition, how does the law determine what is equitable? The following will discuss several obstacles [...]

Selecting the Divorce Attorney Who’s Right for You – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) will provide comprehensive guidance regarding the financial matters involved when a marriage is dissolved.  An experienced CDFA will also know how the work of a divorce attorney can play a great part in the financial outcome of a divorce settlement. Part 2 will continue [...]

Selecting the Divorce Attorney Who’s Right for You – Part 1

Ending a marriage is always a difficult decision, and once both spouses decide to divorce, there will be other important decisions to be made, many with long-term financial impacts. When you consult with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), the analyst will provide comprehensive guidance regarding the financial matters involved when a marriage is dissolved.  [...]

Divorce’s Devastating Effects on Finances – Part 1

The U.S. divorce rate had dropped for three years in a row, dipping to its lowest mark in almost 40 years in 2016. However, the financial effects from divorce remain as devastating as ever. Depending on the state where you and your spouse reside, the average cost is from $15,000 to $20,000. If you are [...]