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divorce and financial issues Archives

The new tax law has big implications for alimony payments

Many divorce decrees require one spouse to pay spousal support, or alimony, to the other. For the past 75 years, alimony payments were tax deductible. This was a boon for spouses who were responsible for making payments, as it considerably lightened their financial burden.

Don't forget these details in your prenuptial agreement

When you and your partner are planning a wedding, you are probably paying attention to the small details as well as the big picture. The big picture is obviously important, but it's the details that hold everything together.

Should you refinance your home after divorce?

Perhaps two of the most off-putting topics in the world are mortgages and divorce. Nobody particularly enjoys thinking about either one. Still, if you are going through a divorce and you are dealing with how to divide your home, these topics have probably been on your mind a lot recently.

How and why spouses try to hide community property

Hiding assets is not uncommon. It can be done for tax or privacy reasons, but it can also be used as a weapon in divorce. Hiding assets can complicate the process for awarding child support and dividing property, often with disastrous consequences.

Early financial mistakes could cause problems for a marriage

What actions a person takes as they are about to get married can have some wide-ranging impacts on their marriage’s future. This includes how they act in relation to financial matters in the time leading up to the marriage.

Divorce and retirement savings concerns

Financial shocks can be very impactful. They are also something almost everyone experiences in their life. This is what a recent study points to. The study looked at data regarding millions of Americans covering the 2008-2012 time period. According to the study’s findings, experiencing at least four significant financial shocks (with major annual earnings drops) by age 70 is something that happens to around 96 percent of working Americans.

Bankruptcy issues sometimes come up for divorcing couples

Among the things a person here in California might be facing as they go into a divorce are financial difficulties. Financial struggles are among the things that sometimes lead a couple to getting divorced. Also, a divorce can put a lot of additional financial pressure on a person.

Health care uncertainty leading some couples to delay divorce

When a couple decides their marriage is no longer working, many things can impact their decision regarding when to get divorced. Some things could lead to a couple deciding to delay getting divorced. This includes certain kinds of financial uncertainty.

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