Everywoman's money: divorce and money


Language: Anglais
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272 p. · Paperback

Financial Custody: You, Your Money, and Divorce is aimed at providing both men and women with the resources they need to reach a financially equitable settlement. Some of the many questions this book will help readers answer include: What's the best way to go about dividing assets? What are the tax and liquidity issues that need to be addressed? How should future income be distributed and how are intangible assets such as professional degrees of non-working spouses factored in? Whose insurance should cover whom? The book also features all the necessary financial forms and worksheets, examples of the negotiation process, pre- and post-divorce financial issues, and the process and outcome of an actual divorce settlement.


1.You're Getting a Divorce-Now What?

The Biggest Obstacle-Overcoming Fear. The Basic Divorce vs. the Traditional Divorce Process. Getting Educated and Focused. A Step-by-Step Approach.

2.The Traditional Divorce.

Costs and Outcomes. Difference in Mindsets. Diverse Responsibilities. Expand Your Field of Vision. Write Your Own Ending.

3.Focusing on Important Issues.

The Emotional Side of Divorce. The Legal Issues. The Financial Issues. Managing and Controlling Your Divorce. A Team Approach.

4.Getting Organized.

Sharing Information vs. the Cost of Not Cooperating. Working with Your Spouse. Putting Together a Pre-Divorce Checklist. The Personal Information Form. Figuring Out Your Money Situation.

5.Dealing with Child Support and Alimony.

Defining Child Support. Custody Considerations. Calculating Child Support. Concerning Alimony/Spousal Maintenance. The Three Types of Alimony. Insuring Child Support and Alimony.

6.Cash Flow-the Foundation for Building Wealth.

Recognizing Your Financial Reality. Knowing Where You Really Are. The Meaning of the Bottom Line. Accumulating Wealth. Using the Cash Flow Worksheet in Negotiating Alimony.

7.Dividing Your Assets and Debts.

Knowing the State You're In. Community Property and Equitable Distribution States. Types of Assets and Debts. Valuing Assets and Debts.

8.Putting It All Together.

The Case of Steve and Jean Smith. Back to the Drawing Board. Effects of the Settlement Changes. Is This Settlement Equitable? Assistance from Professionals.

9.The Negotiation Process.

Do Your Homework. Important Financial Issues to Consider. The Basics of Negotiation. Negotiating Strategies That Work. Separating Want from Need.

10.The Settlement Agreement.

The Purpose and Scope of the Agreement. Understanding the Settlement Agreement. Seeking Professional Advice in Creating the Settlement Agreement.

11.After the Agreement Is Reached.

Preparing the Settlement Agreement. Preparing a Domestic Relations Order. Separating Accounts. Signing Your Settlement Agreement Makes It a Valid Contract. Legal Actions After Signing the Settlement Agreement. The V-8 Experience. Enforcing the Agreement. Taking Action After the Divorce.

12.Now What?

Beginning Your Financial Success Is a Simple Process. Setting the Ground Rules. Action Steps-Where to Begin. Working with an Advisor.

13.Understanding the Fundamentals.

Basic Investment Styles. Consolidation vs. Diversification. Investment Performance Does Not _Replace Savings What Kind of Money Are You Investing? Risk vs. Risky. It Doesn't All Have to Match. Growth vs. Income. Investment Styles: Growth and Value.


A Well-Defined Goal Must Be Specific. A Well-Defined Goal Must Be _Measurable. A Well-Defined Goal Must Be Realistic. Doing the Math Checking Your Progress. Goal Calculators on the Internet. Setting Priorities-a Case Study: _Margaret. Take a Look at Your Spending.

15.Post-Divorce Decisions.

Beneficiary Designations. Insurance. Your Basic Legal Documents.

16.Post-Divorce Financial-Planning Issues.

College Planning. Retirement Planning. Elder Care Planning. Estate Planning.

17.Portfolio Planning.