Divorce & Finances

Learning the best tips to prepare for financial negotiations during divorce to getting ready to manage your own finances moving forward, get advice from our finance experts.

How Divorce Affects Inheritances


One of the most complex aspects of divorce is figuring out how to divide marital assets between you and your spouse. However, before you even get to this step, you first have to determine what is subject to that division. There are likely assets that you owned before the marriage that you expect to

How Divorce Affects Inheritances2021-03-31T15:13:28+00:00

How To Handle Divorce in Your Workplace


Dealing with divorce in the workplace depends on a lot of different variables. In a program I presented to the Kansas City Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, I explained that the answer to how to handle divorce at work depends on if you are dealing with divorce:  As an employee (When divorce happens

How To Handle Divorce in Your Workplace2021-01-25T14:28:05+00:00

How to Get A Job After Divorce


Divorce is a life event that often causes more disruption in your day-to-day life than any other relationship event...especially if you’re facing divorce at midlife and have been a stay-at-home mom, and have no job. If you have never had to fully support yourself, the terrifying question of “How am I going to survive

How to Get A Job After Divorce2020-12-17T16:10:44+00:00

Who Pays For The Divorce Attorney?


The cost of an attorney can vary widely, from divorce attorneys who charge a flat $500 fee for uncontested divorces to upwards of $10,000 in contested cases. If there is not an agreement regarding children or high net worth individuals are involved, the expense can be even more extreme. This raises the question of

Who Pays For The Divorce Attorney?2020-12-17T17:36:54+00:00

How Divorce Affects Vehicles


Your vehicle represents many things: freedom, a mode of transportation to get to work, or maybe even a victory after paying down a car loan for years. However, the vehicle may be just as important to your spouse, so it may be a point of contention during your divorce. Find out what your options

How Divorce Affects Vehicles2021-03-26T01:51:12+00:00

How To Handle The Mortgage After Divorce


Dealing with a divorce with mortgage is a little more complicated than a no-property divorce. Your home may be the most valuable asset that you own together. It may also have sentimental value to you as being your first home or where your children grew up. You and your spouse will have to either

How To Handle The Mortgage After Divorce2020-09-24T13:19:43+00:00

Social Security & Disability After Divorce


Many spouses who are disabled or who are married to someone who is disabled have many questions about disability benefits, divorce, and disability benefits. Spouses may pose questions to their attorneys like “I am disabled and my husband wants a divorce. What do I do?” or “Can my ex wife get my Social Security

Social Security & Disability After Divorce2020-09-27T13:51:40+00:00

Ex-Husband Won’t Pay Child Support


If you have searched for “my ex isn’t paying court-ordered child support,” you are far from alone. Back in 2017, it was estimated that $10 billion in court-ordered child support was not being collected - and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic that left millions of non-custodial parents unemployed. The U.S. Census reports that

Ex-Husband Won’t Pay Child Support2020-11-17T17:09:16+00:00

Can You Disinherit A Spouse After Divorce?


After getting a divorce, many spouses want to disinherit their ex and remove them from fiduciary duties, such as being named as the executor of your will or the agent in your power of attorney. The rules regarding disinheriting your spouse after a divorce vary by where you live and the terms of your

Can You Disinherit A Spouse After Divorce?2020-09-27T13:53:25+00:00

Health Insurance After Divorce


Divorce is an emotionally devastating time. Compounding the emotional distress are additional challenges brought on by divorce, including worrying about health insurance. Many people are tied to their spouse’s insurance from work, so when they get a divorce they worry about how they will protect their health to treat a chronic condition or what

Health Insurance After Divorce2020-09-27T13:55:26+00:00
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