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What moves should you make after divorce to secure your finances?

On Behalf of | Dec 4, 2020 | Divorce

Concerns about finances can be one of the most stressful parts of a divorce for Texas residents. There is no doubt that a divorce can significantly impact your financial situation, for the short-term and long-term. But, once the divorce case is over, what moves should you make to secure your finances?

Reconstructing finances

A recent news article offered some tips for reconstructing your financial situation in post-divorce life. For starters, the article mentioned that post-divorce life is the time to establish your own financial baselines, such as checking and savings accounts, as well as your own credit cards. From there, it is important to move to make a new budget for yourself, which will likely be significantly different than the household budget you lived by in married life.

Another tip the recent news article noted as an important financial step is to start to re-establish an emergency fund. In all likelihood, your previous emergency fund from married life was probably impacted by your divorce and the property division part of the legal case. Once you have established a safe haven of finances for yourself, it may be time to think about how you are re-establishing your retirement savings in post-divorce life.

Do not hesitate to seek guidance

Every divorce case in Texas is different and, therefore, the steps an individual will need to take in post-divorce life to reconstruct finances will be different as well. However, perhaps the most important part of your post-divorce financial life is how assets are addressed during the actual divorce case.