Divorce & Your Money: Real Estate

This is the eighth post in my “Divorce & Your Money” series.  “Who gets the house?” is the biggest question for many divorces. Your Options Your answer comes down to three options:  Sell it now.  The couple could agree to put the house or apartment on the market,...

Divorce & Your Money: Tax Issues

This is the seventh post in my “Divorce & Your Money” series. Taxes are never fun, but there are new things to consider when it comes to divorce. Filing Status If your divorce is final by the end of the year, you are considered unmarried for the entire year.  Your...

Divorce & Your Money: Retirement Assets

This is the sixth post in my “Divorce & Your Money” series. Also watch this podcast interview on retirement assets and divorce.  For many, retirement savings in a 401(k) or IRA may be their biggest financial asset.  Here is a summary of retirement account basics...

Divorce & Your Money: Liabilities

This is the fifth post in my “Divorce & Your Money” series. In addition to their assets, a divorcing couple must identify their financial debts or liabilities.  Division and responsibility for each will be part of their divorce settlement. Debt may have been part...