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.

What Is A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)?


A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is a court order or decree that requires a portion of a retirement plan to be transferred to a spouse or dependent, usually used during a divorce. A QDRO gives the plan administrator the authority to divide the retirement account. QDROs are not mandated by the court and

What Is A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)?2023-02-06T14:58:52+00:00

Where To Live After Divorce


I read somewhere that when you are trying to figure out what comes next after your midlife divorce, your first decision should be where you want to live after the divorce is final. Before, during and after a midlife divorce, almost every single thing in your life is turned upside-down. No other life challenge

Where To Live After Divorce2022-11-28T02:31:16+00:00

My Spouse Has A Secret Bank Account


With so many different banking options today, many people have more than one bank account. Many couples divide accounts into mine, yours, and ours. However, if you find your spouse has a secret bank account that you never knew about, you might wonder what this means for your relationship. Below, we dive into this

My Spouse Has A Secret Bank Account2023-02-20T13:01:35+00:00

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 Inheritances2023-02-06T14:20:10+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 Workplace2023-02-06T14:15:24+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 Divorce2023-01-12T16:48:21+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?2023-02-05T18:02:02+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 Vehicles2023-01-12T16:41:40+00:00

How To Handle The Mortgage After Divorce


Dealing with a mortgage during divorce is complicated. Your home may be the most valuable asset that you own together. It may also have sentimental value to you if it was your first home or if it's where your children grew up. Typically you'll be able to come to an agreement with your spouse regarding

How To Handle The Mortgage After Divorce2022-11-01T13:56:19+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 Divorce2023-02-05T18:04:37+00:00