On top of being emotionally charged, divorce can be a logistical minefield. But you can keep it civil with preparation and preparedness.


There may be a clear point when you discover your states can no longer be united, but the unraveling of assets can be rife with confusion, frustration, and even more heartache. There's nothing pleasant about going from everlasting to nevermore but you can minimize the strain on both of your lives.


play nice in the sandbox
with each other

Nasty disputes often create worse financial consequences for both parties - good lawyers don't come cheap


estate issues 

  • Update Wills & Trusts
  • Power of Attorney (POA)
  • Retitle any Jointly Held Accounts
  • Quit Claim Deed
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)
  • Alimony and Child Support

updated beneficiaries

  • Bank Accounts
  • Investments
  • Retirement Plans
  • Property
  • Life Insurance
  • Other Assets

REview financial plan

  • Re-evaluate Needs and Objectives
  • Unintended Consequences of Getting Remarried
  • Altered Life Insurance Needs