Financial Surprises Encountered in Divorce

Among the many issues a woman faces when divorcing, are some financial surprises that she should be aware of.   In an online survey conducted by the marketplace Worthy , 46% of divorced women said that they encountered financial surprises when going through the divorce process. The survey reached over 1700 adult women from around … Continue reading Financial Surprises Encountered in Divorce

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Divorce and Social Security

Divorce and Social Security  How does divorce affect Social Security retirement benefits? After a divorce, you can claim retirement benefits based on your own earnings record (if you have been employed and have accumulated enough credits over the years), or you can claim benefits based on your ex-spouse’s earnings record (whether or not you ever … Continue reading Divorce and Social Security

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Health Insurance and Divorce

How will a divorce affect your health insurance coverage? During marriage, it’s common for one spouse to maintain health coverage for the entire family through his or her group health insurance plan at work. After a divorce, coverage for the other spouse and the children could terminate. State and federal laws offer protection to families … Continue reading Health Insurance and Divorce

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Divorce and Debt

What is debt and how is it classified for divorce purposes? Like property, debt is classified as marital or separate. In general, both spouses are responsible for any debts incurred during the marriage. It doesn’t matter which party actually spent the money. When the property is divided at the time of divorce, it’s often the case that … Continue reading Divorce and Debt

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Forget Mars vs Venus: How Women Are Financially Different Than Men

We’ve all heard the litany of differences between men and women. But the most important one that you need to understand right now are the financial ones. Even before your divorce is final, you need to have a handle on your finances. Keep reading to learn the differences that you might not realize and how … Continue reading Forget Mars vs Venus: How Women Are Financially Different Than Men

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How Financial Professionals Can Help During Divorce

Ask anyone who’s been there, certain things are given about divorce: It’s an uphill battle, fought in language you don’t understand, using money you can’t spare, for a prize that’s only half of what you had before. An attorney will guide you through the legal aspects of divorce, and a good therapist will provide emotional … Continue reading How Financial Professionals Can Help During Divorce

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Looking for a Financial Professional? Check Out These Credentials

Sound financial advice during your divorce can help ensure a fair settlement that will help you get off to the best possible start in your new life. After divorce, you may need help adjusting to your new circumstances and projecting your financial well-being into the future. Who are the financial professionals whose help you might benefit from in your … Continue reading Looking for a Financial Professional? Check Out These Credentials

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What Is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst?

Nearly a million couples divorce each year in the U.S. and in the process, face some of the most important economic decisions of their lives. The potential for serious financial problems post-divorce calls for making good choices—just when painful emotions are running high and clear thinking may be a scarce commodity. Your attorney is handling … Continue reading What Is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst?

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Choosing a Financial Professional for Help with Your Divorce

You’ve decided to seek the assistance of a financial professional to help guide you in your divorce process. Someone with specific training and experience in divorce, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, comes highly recommended by a trustworthy friend. How do you determine if they are the right match for you? Yes, you do need the services of … Continue reading Choosing a Financial Professional for Help with Your Divorce

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