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Description - The Complete Guide to Protecting Your Financial Security When Getting a Divorce by Alan Feigenbaum

Despite the tireless handwringing of family-values proponents, the divorce rate in the U.S. still hovers at around 50 percent. It's both amazing and depressing to think that, statistically speaking, half the couples you know will be getting divorced. Terrible as this is, it also means that there is a large, perennial audience for books that show people how to deal with the different aspects of divorce. In fact, the idea of divorce doesn't even hint at the true pain and anguish engendered by the process: it can be (and frequently is) people at their most greedy and venal. When couples part, money is often seen as the most effective means to revenge, and without sound financial advice, an unwise or precipitate divorce settlement can permanently alter your financial future. To successfully navigate this tumultuous life event, you need the kind of comprehensive advice and guidance offered by Alan Feigenbaum and Heather Linton in their book, Financial Self-Defense for Surviving Divorce. This book will show you how to: Give yourself a crash course on the family finances if a divorce is imminent (with special sections on evaluating your spouse's small business or intellectual assets); Devise creative strategies that lead to a "win-win" financial settlement; Avoid getting caught up in a struggle for big assets (like the house) that can blind you to the bigger financial picture; Choose among the many methods of settling a divorce (mediated, arbitrated, collaborative agreement, in absentia, contested, and of course, all-out war); Investigate and apply state divorce laws; Construct an immediate financial action plan when divorce is on the horizon; Understand the true value of and negotiate for family assets such as stock, trusts, stock options, property, etc.; Navigate the ins and outs of child support; Ensure full and timely payments from your ex-spouse; Deal with retirement nest egg, 401(k), and Social Security issues; Avoid divorce tax penalties and pitfalls; Change your estate-planning strategies so they're consistent with your divorce settlement goals; Overall, this is a solid, comprehensive guide to surviving a divorce with your financial health intact.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071410328
ISBN-10: 0071410325
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alan Feigenbaum

Alan Feigenbaum, C.F.P. (Chapel Hill, NC) has written regular columns and features for Bloomberg Wealth Manager, CBS Market- Watch, Worth Interactive and Raging Bull. Heather Linton, C.P.A., C.F.P. (Chapel Hill, NC) is a certified divorce planner with 10 years of experience.