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Why it's important not to overlook insurance during a divorce - II

In a previous post, our blog began discussing how those going through the divorce process often have a tough road ahead, as they not only have to contend with a wide range of understandably intense emotions, but also attempt to resolve critically important issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support and property division.

Invest in yourself with an estate plan

You have probably heard many times that you have to spend money to make money. Applied strictly, these are called investments. Personal investments come in many different shapes and forms, including individual retirement accounts (IRAs), 401(k)s, bonds, certificates of deposit (CDs), etc. But one investment gets highly overlooked, and it's the one that will make sure your other investments stay safe: the estate plan.

Why it's important not to overlook insurance during a divorce

When the difficult decision is made to pursue a divorce, a couple has a multitude of pressing issues that they will have to address from how they want to proceed with the dissolution of marriage to their living arrangements during the pendency of the proceedings. This is not to mention, the intense range of emotions with which they must cope after finally electing to move on from their marriage.

How splitting a 401(k) should be handled

Splitting a 401(k) in a divorce may not be something you planned to do, but it may be necessary, particularly if you or your spouse have spent time paying into a mutual account or have supported one another by putting money into one another's accounts. There are some things you need to know before you do split the account, though, because the division is going to affect you in the long term.