FAIR SHARE DIVORCE FOR WOMEN, Second Edition will offer you the guidance and support you need to safeguard your marital assets, and will empower you to take control of your divorce and financial future. This practical guide integrates legal and emotional aspects with comprehensive coverage of the financial aspects of divorce to insure a woman gets her fair share.

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Fair Share Divorce For Women, Second Edition

This book is a powerful remedy to the financial obstacles facing the more than 1.1 million women experiencing divorce each year.  Kathleen Miller’s first edition proved to be an authoritative resource designed to give women the support, guidance and information they need to safeguard their marital assets.  Grounded in the experiences of her clients, Kathleen Miller’s advice is clear, concise and refreshingly positive as she guides readers through managing their divorce process and creating a personalized and sound financial plan. 

This completely revised and expanded edition includes recent case studies that reflect modern marriages, updated statistics, and a comprehensive appendix of resources. Topics include:

  • The modern marriage: second marriages, corporate wives, and challenges for women who are primary earners
  • The five stages of divorce and how to cope with each stage
  • Tips for managing your lawyers and saving legal fees
  • Business valuation and succession
  • Current economic impacts on retirement and benefits planning
  • Child support and parenting plans that protect the kids
  • What to do with the settlement money –proven financial planning tools, checklists and charts
  • How to move on: Pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements

 

 

 


Post Divorce Checklist

Set yourself up for success with these tips after completing your divorce:

  • Request a written document from your attorney and other experts showing the portion of their fees that is deductible under IRS Code Section 212.
  • If your former spouse intends to work with the accountant and/or financial planner you used as a couple, ask your friends or business associates for a recommendation to another financial professional.
  • Prepare income-tax estimates with your accountant so that you can begin making quarterly tax payments. Bypassing this important step could cost you IRS fines and penalties when you file your return.
  • If the settlement has not addressed the issue of paying the costs of divorce, establish a payment plan (included in your budget) that is agreeable with your creditors.
  • Make sure to transfer your retirement assets in accordance with any QDRO.
  • Track the re-registration on retirement and investment assets (including partnerships.) You want only your name on the accounts as soon as possible after the divorce documents are signed.
  • Rewrite estate-planning documents, including your personal will, trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, and your Directive to Physicians.
  • Hire an investment manager to help you with your investment allocation, implementation and monitoring system.
  • Request tax basis records on any investment or other asset you receive in your settlement from your former spouse or the appropriate broker. Handle this before, or very soon after, the divorce is finalized to avoid frustrating tax consequences.
  • Assemble your tax returns (and supporting documentation) and keep them in a safe place for at least three years.
  • Keep good financial records on the children’s expenses. Child support changes over time and you may be asked to provide this information at some point in the future.
  • Monitor your career plan, including education and/or subsequent employment, with your career advisor.

 

Fair Share Divorce

Empower yourself to take control of your divorce and create a winning financial future.  Kathleen Miller, a recognized financial expert on divorce can help guide you to a sound financial plan.  

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