459: Divorce Season: How to Protect Your Financial Future During Separation
Marriage and money are known for mixing like oil and water, but a little financial knowledge will allow you to navigate these sensitive issues with confidence. Today’s guest is an expert on this front and is here to equip you with some future-saving finance tips!
Welcome back to the BiggerPockets Money podcast! In this episode, we’re joined by Tracy Coenen, a forensic accountant who specializes in unearthing money shenanigans in marriages. On most days, Tracy works closely with spouses who suspect financial infidelity or that their partner is making financial arrangements in preparation for a divorce. This is a vulnerable position for any partner to be in, but with Tracy in their corner, they can better handle their finances and weather the storm.
Whether you’re single, preparing for marriage, or filing for divorce, this episode is loaded with all kinds of personal finance tips that will help you protect your financial future. Tracy shares why it’s critical for all couples to draft up prenuptial agreements before getting married, the biggest warning signs of financial infidelity in a partner, and when you might need to hire a forensic accountant to assist with your marital money problems. Stay tuned until the very end to hear about some of the wildest cases Tracy has worked on over the years!
In This Episode We Cover
Common marriage and money-related stressors that contribute to divorce
When to hire a forensic accountant for your marital money issues
The biggest warning signs of financial infidelity or divorce planning
Why you and your partner NEED a prenuptial agreement before getting married
Keeping legal costs under control during the divorce process
How a couple’s finances and assets are typically divided in a divorce
And So Much More!
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