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Keeping your investments in mind during a divorce? Part 1

With emotions running high, it is not uncommon for those in the process of a divorce to have difficulties maintaining focus on the dozens of decisions that need to be made. It can get overwhelming fast.

Regardless of where you are from in the United States, whether it is out west or right here in or near White Plains, New York, throughout the country people often struggle to see the bigger picture when it comes to property division and decisions that need to be made during the process of a divorce.

There are several things that you will want to keep in mind to see that the divorce process goes as smoothly as possible. It is important to have documentation regarding your tax returns, as well as both all your assets as well as your debts. This will include but is not limited to wills, trusts, banking information including checking and savings accounts, any and all investments and retirement contributions you have, credit card statements and insurance policies. You will also want to have an updated credit report.

It is important to make a reasonable effort to get your fair share. This means including not only assets, but also smaller property, including property from the home that may have sentimental value. If you are able to work with your soon-to-be ex-spouse in dividing up your property, it could make things significantly easier. For older divorcing couples, it is also important to know your pending Social Security benefits.

If you are involved in a divorce with multiple investments and substantial financial assets, complex issues could complicate property division during the divorce process. During these trying times, you may want to consider reaching out to a professional familiar with high asset divorce to get a professional opinion from an experienced team to give you peace of mind and assurance that the decisions that are made will be in your best interests.

Source: Fidelity.com, "Protect your financial future after a divorce," accessed on July 18, 2017

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