Managing Through Divorce

Managing Through Divorce

Take Charge of Life’s Changes

Whether amicable or contentious, going through a divorce can be extremely stressful, and the process can impact every dimension of your life. Understanding your financial options is critical. It is important that you successfully prepare for the financial transition of divorce.

“Assemble a team. It could be your friend, family, accountant, or an attorney. Someone you go to who can help you. You don't want to be in it on your own. Have another pair of ears. That always helps.” - Karen Altfest, PhD.
Principal Advisor, Executive Vice President of Client Relationships,
Altfest Personal Wealth Management

Managing through the end of a marriage can be difficult enough. In addition, it could contribute to a weakened personal financial position during times of economic uncertainty or volatile real estate markets. Real estate experts agree that home values may never return to pre-bubble levels, and depending on where you reside, this may mean significant decreases in the value of your home, often a couple's primary financial investment.

Some couples may look outside the legal system for help navigating through a divorce, including seeking out the aid of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Professional (CDFA) or a third-party mediator.

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