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Navigating the Choppy Waters: Handling Investments During Divorce

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Going through a divorce can be an incredibly difficult and stressful time. On top of the emotional toll, there are many complex financial and legal matters to navigate, especially when it comes to dividing up investments and assets accumulated during the marriage. This process requires careful consideration to protect your financial future. In this comprehensive … Read more

Does Divorce Affect My Ability to Collect Survivor Benefits?

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During divorce, many people have questions about how the separation will impact their ability to receive survivor benefits, including pensions and Social Security. For someone who may have relied on disability or Social Security to supplement the family income, it is vital that you sort the logistics of how divorce may impact this cash flow. … Read more

Can We Divorce While Keeping Our Own Money?

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Finances are one of the most significant concerns for most people when they divorce. North Carolina is an Equitable Distribution state. That means if the court decides how to split your money, the division will be roughly equal — but not necessarily what either partner considers “fair.” If you and your partner can work out … Read more

Protecting Your Personal Finances During Divorce

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When going through a divorce, finances can cause a lot of stress. Divorce itself can be expensive, and then you’re left to live on one income. In some cases, one party must also pay child support to the other. These are just a few of the unexpected impacts that divorce can have on your finances. … Read more

In Divorce, You Get Half. But Half of What?

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Not long ago in one of our divorce workshops, someone asked the simple (and yet complicated) question: “What do I get half of?”  During a divorce, a couple will split their assets. These assets are things you own, such as your cars and your house, plus the money in your bank accounts, stocks, insurance, and … Read more

How Do I Get My Financial Records If My Spouse Controls The Logins?

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During the divorce process, you’ll need to list your individual assets and debts, credit card balances, income information, and possibly even a monthly budget. Some states also require past tax returns and W-2s.  Gathering the Financial DataOne route to get this information is by logging into your various bank and credit accounts online and getting … Read more

How Are Student Loans Handled During A Divorce?

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During divorce, you must split your assets as well as your debts. While we’ve covered various ways to divide debts, students loans can be particularly frustrating for couples. Must both of you pay for one person’s student loans? According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the average debt in 2012 for a student with a bachelor’s degree … Read more

Five Money Questions For Women – 2/26 Event

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Join our friends from Edward Jones at their event, “Five Money Questions For Women”, coming up on February 26th at 7pm. The event will be held at Party Delights, at 6150 Rogers Road in Wake Forest. To find out more or sign up, check out the link here:

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