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Strive for financial stability during and after a divorce

Statistics show that many Texas couples and others around the country over the age of 40 are deciding to end their marriages. In fact, the studies reveal that the divorce rate for couples over age 50 has doubled over the past 20 years. Divorcing later in life can raise a myriad of issues, including how to handle one's finances.

How divorce affects Social Security retirement benefits

When a couple decides to end their marriage in Texas or elsewhere in the country, the split can have a significant impact on many areas of their lives. One area that can become quite complicated following a divorce is retirement funding. A financial adviser recently addressed the issue of Social Security retirement benefits and the impact of divorce on them.

Understand how retirement can be affected by divorce

When someone decides to end a marriage in Texas or in other locations around the country, how retirement will be affected is likely not the first issue that comes to mind. However, it is definitely a topic that needs to be addressed, according to a financial services website. In fact, roughly a quarter of baby boomers believe that their divorce will have a negative impact on their retirement and force them to stay in the workforce longer. Experts stress the importance of considering the potential impact on retirement plans now and taking action sooner rather than later.

Be sure to consider retirement accounts in a divorce

Dealing with finances is often a complicated issue among married couples in Texas or elsewhere around the country. The issues surrounding money can become even more complex when a couple decides to get a divorce. Couples need to deal with the division of property, which can be an emotional process as well.

Is it best to keep or sell a home after a divorce?

When a couple decides to end their marriage in Texas or elsewhere around the nation, they soon begin discussions on how to divide the assets they have gathered while they've been together. These deliberations have the potential to be contentious since the couple may not always see eye to eye on how handle the division of property. Recently, a financial expert was asked for some advice on whether or not to sell a luxury home following a divorce.

Divorce petition features several important details

The thought of getting divorced can understandably be overwhelming, both financially and emotionally. However, the actual process of filing for divorce can be just as overwhelming. Understanding the contents of a divorce petition is critical when filing one in court in Texas.

Divorce process involves being team player, detective

Although planning for retirement is relatively common in Texas and other parts of the United States, planning for the dissolution of a marriage is not quite as common. However, the decisions made during divorce can easily affect one's finances long term. A few tips may help with navigating the financial aspect of a marital split-up.

Enforcing child support is possible following divorce

According to the Child Support Enforcement Act of 1984, district attorneys can provide help with the process of collecting child support. Unfortunately, sometimes following divorce in Texas, an ex-spouse might refuse to make the necessary payments according to the court order. In this situation, the district attorney will serve the ex-spouse with papers.

How to handle finances often a major question during divorce

Getting divorced is a process that is filled with often complex emotions and many difficult decisions. Some of the biggest decisions made during a divorce proceeding in Texas is how to handle the assets and finances. A couple of tips may help with making beneficial financial decisions during the dissolution of a marriage.

Mediation may not help during divorce in certain situations

If two spouses in Texas are at the point where they realize their marriage cannot continue, they may be ready to get divorced. However, they may question how hard it will be for them to untangle their financial and legal lives. Splitting up through divorce mediation does have its benefits over traditional divorce litigation, but it may not necessarily work in every situation.


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