Separated or Divorced
Divorce is an emotionally draining experience regardless of who initiates the process. For women whose financial situations may be altered significantly, understanding the ramifications of the divorce settlement may be overwhelming. All too often, women are unprepared to take control of their finances and may lack the knowledge or confidence to make important decisions which will impact their future. Regardless of what stage of the divorce process you are in, getting advice from a knowledgeable financial professional can help ensure that you create the right roadmap for your financial future.
Getting Help Before the Divorce is Final
While attorneys are knowledgeable about the legal issues surrounding divorce, they are not the best source of information on financial matters. They may be unaware of the nuances and tax issues surrounding pension plans, real estate and investments. As a result, decisions on the division of assets may be made which could be unfavorable and inequitable. Meeting with a Fee-Only financial advisor early in the divorce process may help avoid costly mistakes which can not be changed once the settlement is final. At Stonebridge Financial Advisors, LLC, we know that all financial assets are not created equally and that it is important to understand your individual situation before making these critical decisions.
Making the Most of Your Settlement
Once a divorce is final, many women may find themselves overwhelmed juggling the new demands of single life which could include a new home, a new job or the responsibility of raising children on their own. In addition, they may be faced with many financial decisions as a result of the divorce. Friends and family, who are important sources of emotional support, are not always the best place to turn for financial guidance. This is a critical time to get the right help. By meeting with a Fee-Only financial professional like Stonebridge Financial Advisors, LLC, you will get the unbiased, objective advice necessary to help you best achieve your financial goals.