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Getting a new financial advisor a wise move following divorce

Getting divorced makes it possible for two married individuals in Pennsylvania to finally break free from each other and move on with their lives. However, research shows that many women still decide to stick with the same financial advisor that the other party used prior to the divorce. In reality, it may be beneficial to start fresh with one's own financial advisor.

Tips may help with navigating emotional process of divorce

When an individual in Pennsylvania decides to get divorced, it's natural to experience a range of emotions. A part of the person may feel relieved and ready to move on with his or her own life. At the same time, the individual might feel unsettled, as divorce is inherently a life-changing event. However, a couple of tips may help those going through divorce to feel confident heading into the process.

Prenuptial agreement can make divorce process smoother

Younger individuals today are waiting until they are older to marry, and in the meantime, they are accumulating large amounts of wealth in many cases. In other cases, they are accumulating large amounts of debt. For these reasons, it is a good idea for people in Pennsylvania to create prenuptial agreements before they get married in the event that divorce is inevitable for them down the road.

Understanding finances important before seeking divorce

The process of breaking up with a spouse can certainly have a major impact on an individual emotionally. However, divorce can be just as impactful on the individual's personal finances, especially if he or she happens to be a parent. For this reason, becoming familiar with one's finances is critical prior to seeking a divorce in Pennsylvania.

Financial mistakes during divorce can have negative impacts

According to experts, married couples have an estimated 39% chance of getting divorced in the United States. Unfortunately, divorce can be devastating both financially and emotionally. Here is a glimpse at seven mistakes that can quickly impact one's finances during a Pennsylvania divorce.

Divorce often the result of unresolved money issues

One of the top reasons people get divorced is money. This is because finances and stress usually go together, and this issue can affect financially struggling couples and wealthy couples alike. Here is a glimpse at two money-related problems that commonly drive wedges between Pennsylvania couples and spark divorce proceedings.

Lack of dedication, domestic violence may spark divorce

Keeping a marriage together is no easy feat, especially when a marriage is built on a not-so-sturdy foundation in the first place. In many cases, two people who are married simply cannot make their marriage work, so their only option is to get a divorce. Research shows that couples in Pennsylvania and elsewhere end their marriages for a wide range of reasons, from a lack of dedication to domestic violence.

Preparing for divorce can help with achieving positive outcome

Experiencing a marital dissolution can be traumatic for the entire family. However, approaching the divorce process circumspectly can make it easier for divorcing adults and their children to deal with the ins and outs of the process. Here are a couple of wise moves that people in Pennsylvania may want to make if they are considering divorce.   

Dividing 401(k) relatively straightforward during divorce

When people go through marital breakups, an area of confusion and contention may be the division of assets. This is particularly the case if one party has amassed a large amount of money in a 401(k) through his or her company. Here is a glimpse at how divorce courts divide these type of defined contribution plans in Pennsylvania.

Divorce can affect future Social Security benefits

The majority of United States laborers qualify for retirement benefits from Social Security. However, many individuals who have gotten divorced in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are unaware of how this can affect their Social Security benefit collection process. Let's take a glimpse at some key considerations regarding collecting benefits from Social Security post divorce.

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