More Women Requesting Prenups

People used to think that prenuptial agreements were just for celebrities or the super-wealthy. That’s no longer the case. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers recently released results from a survey: 63 percent of divorce attorneys say they’ve seen an increase in prenups over the past year. And just as importantly, 46 percent said they saw...

Five Pre-Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

When considering divorce, there will be thousands of things swirling through your mind at a million mils per hour. And it’s easy to overlook something or not see something clearly. Debbie Martinez with HuffPost Divorce recently shared these five mistakes people considering divorce often make: 1) Not meeting with a financial planner before mediation. Many...

Credit Ratings

Although credit ratings do not change because of a divorce, if you are not careful, what you don’t do during the divorce can negatively affect your credit. Anytime both names are on a contract you and your spouse together are responsible for those debts. It’s imperative that you take steps to separate your finances. One way to accomplish this is to refinance...

Financial Planning Right After Your Divorce

A top priority after divorce is a stable financial plan.  The separation should urge couples to do some “financial housekeeping” to protect all personal finances.  There are crucial measurements that need to be met in order to disassociate from a previous marriage. Identification (e.g., social security card, driver’s license, passports) and personal...

Blending Families and Finances

There are many challenges you will face when being in a relationship.  It is even more challenging  to keep a balance between your past relationship with your new relationship when either relationship includes children.  When there are multiple commitments to family members, dealing with finances can be a sticky situation.  Finances are more often than not a...