If you are even thinking about changing your name after your divorce, the best thing to do is have it written into your divorce agreement that is filed with the court.
Did you know that if you are the non-public employee and you receive a portion of your spouse’s public pension in a divorce, that pension will not reduce your social security benefits?
What do you do with your engagement ring or other jewelry that you no longer wear due to divorce or some other reason?
A CDFA® (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) can help you tie up your post-divorce loose ends and coordinate with your financial advisor to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
Keeping the home in the divorce may mean you need to be able to buy out your spouse’s share of the equity. If you use liquid assets to buy out your spouse’s equity, you may find yourself short on cash for living expenses if you did not carefully review your post-divorce budget.
A common concern divorcing couples face is whether they will they qualify for a mortgage post-divorce, either to refinance an existing home or to purchase a home.