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Divorce Financial Planning

Financial planning can be complex and difficult under the best of circumstances. Financial planning in the context of a divorce represents a different level of complexity. These are the times when having the support and guidance of an experienced Certified financial planner can be invaluable.

The list of things that you might have to consider is extensive. Consider whether any of these items are pertinent to your case:

  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Separate property (inheritances or pre-marriage assets)
  • Budgeting
  • Executive benefits (stock options, restricted stock, bonuses)
  • Can you afford to retain the home?
  • College expenses
  • Debt payments
  • Small business owned by you or your spouse
  • Medical insurance to provide post-divorce coverage
  • Tax effects of the divorce
  • Right to spouse's social security
  • Right to spouse's pension

Are you prepared to address this list of issues without professional help?

We offer recommendations in our extensive list of articles for your review. Use the search box to find topics. When you are prepared to begin work and want to talk about your situation, give us a call and let us help you through this time!

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