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Decision to keep family home following divorce can be detrimental

Dissolving a marriage is a complicated ordeal from both an emotional and a financial standpoint. Unfortunately, when it comes to finances, making emotionally charged decisions rather than logical ones can lead to personally unfavorable outcomes. One mistake that people in Minnesota often make during divorce is to hold onto the family home.

Monetary tips may help those navigating divorce

The financial aspect of the dissolution of a marriage in Minnesota can unfortunately be difficult to navigate. Fortunately, specific steps may help people who are going through divorce to manage their money effectively. The more prudent they are from the start, the more likely they are to remain on solid financial footing long after the divorce process.

Divorce can have major monetary consequences

Ending a marriage is one of the toughest events that a person in Minnesota may experience. Not only can this process be difficult emotionally and mentally, but it can also be devastating financially. However, a couple of tips may help to make the financial aspect of divorce easier to deal with from start to finish.

Divorce trial is very different from settling divorce

When it comes to getting divorced, two individuals could opt to go to trial. Alternatively, they could attempt to reach an agreement on matters like property division through processes such as mediation or informal negotiations. Here are a couple of factors that are important to consider when deciding which divorce process option to choose in Minnesota.

Being respectful during divorce may offer personal benefits

When two people choose to get divorced, they may naturally be tempted to badmouth one another. However, speaking in a harsh manner about, or to, one another may end up harming their reputations, the dynamic of their family and their likelihood of having a positive divorce experience. Here is a rundown on the benefits of treating the other party with respect during a divorce proceeding in Minnesota.

Dividing assets can be challenging during the divorce process

Ending a marital union is far from a simple process emotionally. However, it can be just as daunting financially, particularly for couples who have high-value property. Here is a look at how the property division process works during a divorce proceeding in Minnesota.

Postnuptial agreement offers protection during divorce

Many couples in Minnesota opted to avoid a prenuptial agreement prior to walking down the aisle. Now, some are having second thoughts about this decision because it appears they may be headed for a divorce down the road. The good news? It is not too late to create this type of marital contract after the marriage. Postnuptial agreements are essentially prenups that are executed after the wedding day. 

Divorce has an impact on 401(k) savings

Along with being emotionally challenging, the dissolution of a marriage can present financial hurdles. For this reason, individuals in Minnesota may worry about how the divorce process will impact their retirement funds and thus their ability to retire. Let's take a look at how divorce impacts 401(k) savings.

Financial planning is an important part of divorce planning

The rate of marital dissolution has dropped from around 50% around 40 years ago to about 39% now. However, divorce in Minnesota can still easily happen today if two spouses have irreconcilable differences. Unfortunately, divorce can be devastating from not only an emotional standpoint but also a financial one. Here is a rundown on what individuals who are going through divorce can do protect themselves financially in the years ahead.

Divorce affects Social Security benefit amount

Going through a marital dissolution can financially affect an individual whether he or she was married five years or 50 years. However, getting a divorce closer to one's golden years can especially be challenging in Minnesota. The good news is that Social Security benefits are available for divorced individuals to claim based on their ex-spouses' employment records, and their exes will not be impacted by the benefits they claim.

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