Sometimes the hardest questions when going through a divorce are those that you aren’t aware you should be asking. Thus, I wanted to summarize below the most common questions I answer and topics I prioritize with my clients as we work through their divorce.
It is critical to prepare for divorce by making sure you have the resources in place to navigate the process successfully. It begins with establishing a strong support network, one that provides you with the emotional support necessary to accept your new reality and navigate the ups and downs of the divorce process. For legal support, we recommend you engage a quality divorce attorney, one who is not only skilled in divorce, but a good communicator focused on your best interest. We also believe it makes sense to engage a financial advisor with expertise in divorce. He or she can provide invaluable technical support as you pursue an equitable settlement and plan for financial security in the future.
Divorce is never easy. There is always a laundry list full of things that you need to be dealing with or thinking about during this time. One very important item that typically isn’t at the top of the list is reviewing your estate plan. Chances are, when you originally set up your estate plan, it gave your spouse full control and named them as the primary beneficiary of your assets.