There is no question that it's an annoyance to have to change your name when you get married and again upon divorce. Every time you sign up for something new, that's another account you have to remember to change in the future. Things like your license, bank account and passport all have to be adjusted to your new name, whatever you decide to make it.
It's one of the hardest things to do: splitting up your retirement savings during divorce. Much of what you have saved up to this point may be subjective; the funds are there now, but will they be there in the future? Retirement accounts often rely on the stock market, investments and factors that could vary from day to day.
If you're thinking about getting a divorce, this news about the 2018 tax plan might interest you. The new tax plan may actually cause more people to divorce more quickly than expected.
You might think that a divorce is the worst time to start focusing on your estate plan, but, in reality, it's one of the best times to begin. When you get a divorce, many things change. Addressing those changes in your estate plan is a good start toward protecting your beneficiaries.
Nothing is more infuriating than finding out that your spouse, who claimed he'd be home by 9 p.m., is out drinking at 3:00 a.m., hours later. Over time, broken promises and concerns about your relationship could lead to a divorce, and situations like the above could be evidence toward proving that your spouse made some serious mistakes.
Your divorce is costly enough without having to worry about being left with debt from your ex. If you're not careful, though, you could end up paying back money you never owed to begin with. Whether it's credit cards, a car loan or student loans, you need to know what to look out for to make sure you don't end up with unfair debt in your name.
After a divorce, you may wish to cut all ties with your former husband or wife, but you might have to wait a little while longer. Although the strain of a divorce is hard on you and your ex-spouse, it's still a good idea to have a way to reach him or her for tax-related or child-related purposes.
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Many individuals pride themselves on having their estate plan documents in order. But in actuality, estate planning is a dynamic process that must undergo periodic reviews and modifications to keep up with one's changing lifestyle.