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Uncovering Financial Fraud During Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

During any type of divorce proceeding, one of the most important decisions that will be made concerns dividing the property accumulated during the marriage. Whether you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse own a lot or a little, obtaining your fair share of the value for real estate, material possessions, and financial accounts is key to… Read More »

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Three Important Reasons To Consider A Prenuptial Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

If you got engaged over the holidays, the new year will likely be filled with arranging dates and making wedding plans. Amidst all the fun and planning, it is important not to neglect practical considerations, which include talking frankly about financial matters. Developing a prenuptial agreement provides a perfect framework for these discussions. While… Read More »

What to Do If You Think Your Spouse is Hiding Assets in Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

It is not uncommon for one spouse to attempt to hide assets when facing the prospect of a divorce, particularly if he or she is the spouse with a much greater income. Especially if one spouse is not familiar with the parties’ finances or has not handled financial matters throughout the duration of the… Read More »

Finances and Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Given the high divorce rate and the fact that women tend to live longer than men, on average, it is no surprise that most women are completely on their own with respect to their finances for at least one-third of their adult lives. Statistics from the Women’s Institute for Financial Education show that as… Read More »

Divorce and Your Credit

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce proceedings may break your heart, but they also can break the bank. Unfortunately, one of the common side effects of divorce is damage to your credit score, which directly impacts your ability to get financing for a mortgage or car loan, among other things. However, there are some steps that you can take… Read More »

Divorce and Your Family Business

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce is messy enough on its own without the added stress of figuring out what to do with the business that you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse have run for the last several years. At the time you started your business, you and your spouse/partner probably didn’t even think about what would happen to the business… Read More »

Avoiding Financial Disaster in Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Divorce inevitably has a negative effect on your financial situation, simply because your household often is changing from having two parents and two incomes to having a single parent and a single income. Despite the change in income, however, you still have to pay many or even all of the same bills. Combine this… Read More »

Saving Time and Money in Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Two things that divorcing individuals tend to complain about are the length of time that it takes to get divorced, as well as the amount of money that you must spend in order to get divorced. Divorce is inevitably an emotionally draining process that often puts both individuals in precarious financial positions. As a… Read More »

Social Security Benefits and Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A recent FOX Business article emphasized the importance of understanding and considering how divorce may impact your Social Security benefits. In many cases, and particularly in long-term marriages in which one spouse worked and earned significantly more than the other, you may be entitled to more benefits based on your spouse’s earnings record than… Read More »

What Happens to Our Mortgage When We Get Divorced?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Back in the height of the booming housing market, dealing with a marital home and any accompanying mortgage in the context of a divorce was relatively easy. When the market crashed, however, selling the marital residence and splitting the proceeds between the spouses became a far more difficult proposition. These days, how to deal… Read More »