Most spouses share financial advisers. If one spouse is largely responsible for handling the couple's finances, the other spouse may have little, if any, contact with those advisers.
Many spouses who consider divorce at some point remain married -- sometimes quite happily. However, saying the word out loud is very different than thinking it.
Social media has opened up many people's spheres to include "friends" and "followers" they wouldn't meet in their everyday lives. Many of our social media relationships are with people we've never met in person -- or ever will. They may be with people who live across the country or halfway around the world. We may connect over shared political views or a shared love of The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones.
The holidays can be an extremely stressful time for divorced co-parents -- particularly if this is their first holiday season apart. One issue that can become a minefield is gift giving for the kids. Too often, parents' resentments towards each other manifest themselves in how they handle Christmas or Hanukkah presents. This only saps the joy out of the holidays for the kids who are caught in the middle.
Most divorcing couples likely think they have little in common with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his third wife, Judith. The couple is divorcing after 15 years of marriage. The battle between the two, who own property in Palm Beach, however, is not unique.
You and your soon-to-be spouse have decided to put a prenuptial agreement in place before the big day. That's a wise decision. You each should detail and protect the money, property and other assets that belong to you before you begin making purchases together and opening joint bank accounts.
Divorce is one of the most stressful life events a person can experience. The stress and other circumstances of a divorce can be detrimental to both your physical and emotional health, no matter what your age. However, divorce can more seriously impact the health of older people.
For many South Florida residents, the Christmas season isn't complete without a trip to see the famous (or infamous) Hyatt family Christmas display in Plantation Acres. Dubbed "Hyatt Extreme Christmas," the display has included a Santa's workshop, Ferris wheel and some 200,000 lights. However, after over two decades, it may have come to an end.
If there are considerable assets at stake in your divorce, friends, colleagues or maybe even your attorney may have recommended hiring a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA). CDFAs are advisors who help people make the best possible financial decisions throughout their divorce.
Even relatively amicable divorces where there are significant marital assets to be divided can be complicated. As you and your spouse work out who gets what properties, stocks, artwork, jewelry, antiques and good old-fashioned cash, don't neglect what could be a very valuable asset: your frequent flyer miles.