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Mistakes to avoid during high-asset divorces

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2024 | Blog, High-Asset Divorce

Divorce is undoubtedly a challenging process, and when it involves substantial assets, navigating it becomes even more delicate.

Approach high-asset divorces with a strategic mindset to protect your financial well-being.

Neglecting financial documentation

In 2022, 989,58 married women experienced a divorce. Those with significant assets had unique challenges and common mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes individuals make during high-asset divorces is failing to gather and organize financial documents. Therefore, create comprehensive records of your assets, liabilities and income sources.

Emotional decision-making

Divorce often evokes strong emotions, but allowing these emotions to guide financial decisions can be detrimental. Avoid making impulsive choices based on anger or resentment. Rational thinking will help you secure a favorable financial outcome.

Underestimating future expenses

Overlooking long-term expenses like education, healthcare, and retirement can lead to financial instability post-divorce. Therefore, anticipate your future financial needs.  Consider consulting with financial experts to ensure your financial plan is comprehensive.

Ignoring tax implications

High-asset divorces have significant tax implications. Failing to consider these consequences can result in unexpected financial burdens. Seek advice from tax professionals to understand the tax implications associated with asset division and alimony.

Overlooking business assets

If you or your spouse owns a business, overlooking its value and implications can be a costly mistake. A proper valuation of the business allows for fair asset distribution. Ignoring this step may lead to disputes and financial losses.

Failing to update beneficiary designations

Do not neglect to update beneficiary designations on insurance policies and retirement accounts. Ensure that your beneficiary designations align with your current wishes to prevent complications down the road.

High-asset divorces require careful consideration and strategic planning. Do your due diligence to financial stability so you can embark on a new chapter with confidence.

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