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Preparation can keep divorce from ruining retirement

| Jan 30, 2020 | Divorce |

Ending a marriage can unfortunately deal a blow to people’s retirement plans. Still, a solid understanding of their finances may help them to more easily and quickly bounce back after the divorce has been finalized. Here is a glimpse at some steps that may help them to retire with confidence in the Bay Area.

For starters, people who are going through divorce would be wise to recalculate their budgets. The reason for this is that their household earnings after the divorce will probably be very different from their incomes before getting divorced. New budgets can give them an accurate picture of how much they can spend and save so that they do not make gross miscalculations.

Saving is an especially important habit to get into after the divorce. Even a small monthly savings amount — for example, $50 — can help a divorced individual to more easily cope with emergencies and other unanticipated expenses. Also, people who are going through divorce may want to pursue additional jobs to generate more income more quickly. This can further help them to save for emergencies as well as for retirement.

Divorce can quickly change the trajectory of an individual’s financial planning process. However, an attorney in the Bay Area can help divorcing individuals to make the best monetary decisions possible so that they feel empowered and in control of their financial situations after the divorce process. The attorney’s chief aim is to ensure that the client’s best interests and rights are protected at every stage of the divorce proceeding.