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Tips to help women deal with financial challenges after divorce

Women in New Jersey who have gone through a divorce usually experience financial challenges. While men who go through a divorce are likely to experience an increase in their income, women who worked before or during their marriage are likely to see a 20% decline in their income after marriage. It is also more likely that women will experience poverty in comparison to men after divorce.

The complexities of asset division in a divorce

New Jersey couples with complex investments may face some challenges if they get a divorce. These challenges could be even greater if one person has handled the majority of the finances. The other person may be at a disadvantage and should learn what the shared and individual assets are.

Making a balanced decision on a strategic divorce

While the idea of a person asking their spouse for a divorce in order to save money may seem awkward, some New Jersey couples are considering doing just that. The so-called "marriage penalty" along with some proposed wealth taxes from presidential candidates are stirring up chatter about how a strategic divorce could help some couples save some money.

How might a spouse hide assets?

New Jersey couples are supposed to split their assets equitably or equally in accordance with the law during a divorce. However, some spouses may try to cheat the system by pretending they have fewer assets to give. We at Newsome O'Donnell, LLC, are here today to discuss the signs of asset hiding.

Debt allocation in a divorce

Most people in New Jersey have probably heard virtual horror stories about how someone they knew lost their home, their treasured collection of some product, or another favorite item when they got divorced. It is true that couples must divide their assets and belongings when their marriage comes to an end. However, people should not only focus on the items that have some value, but also on the money that a couple may owe. Debts as well as assets are subject to division in a divorce settlement.

Will I be financially ruined if I get divorced?

When you and your spouse in New Jersey have discussed the potential for getting a divorce, the topic of money most likely came up in some manner. Talking about money is never easy, especially between spouses who are experiencing significant marital challenges, often brought on or exacerbated by money. If you are worried that a divorce will leave you in financial ruin, you should get the facts about your financial situation today and use that to guide your divorce negotiations and your planning for your post-divorce life. 

Women, gray divorce and poverty

Most people in New Jersey know someone who has gotten divorced and struggled to get back on their feet financially. Some people have an easier time doing this than others and there may be many factors that contribute to this. One of these factors may be age. Gray divorce, the term used to describe a divorce when the couple is in their 50s or later, can be especially hard on people financially as they have fewer years left to recoup any losses as they will not work as long as someone in their 30s or 40s. 

Protecting money in a divorce not always simple

People in New Jersey who are getting divorced or who are contemplating a divorce may understandably worry about their financial futures. The process of splitting a marital estate can leave both spouses with less money for retirement as well as less money on which to live every month, even though New Jersey is not a community property state.

Divorce and your health

People in New Jersey who make the choice to separate from or divorce their spouse know that they will have many new concerns to contend with and decisions to make. In the midst of navigating complex negotiations about asset and debt division, child support, parenting time schedules and more, divorcing spouses should also take the time to focus on their health. There is a body of research that indicates a person's physical and emotional health is subject to a dip during this time, and perhaps even after.

Can you withdraw your share of your ex-spouse's 401k?

Divorce can bring with a great deal of uncertainty. You may have no idea where you will live in Florham Park or how you will be able to support yourself. Alimony may be an option (especially if you were not the primary income earner in your marital home), yet such a benefit is not awarded automatically. Plus, monthly alimony payments may not be able to help you if you need immediate funds to put down on a house or apartment, or pay to go back to school or receive vocational training. 

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