4. Managing continuing financial arrangements with an ex-spouse


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


Managing continuing financial arrangements with an ex-spouse. “How can I ensure that my financial relationship with my ex-spouse is handled appropriately?”

Your financial relationship with an ex-spouse does not stop because you go through a divorce; especially if there are children involved. Children benefit from having a healthy relationship with each of their parents. Yet finances are often one of the most difficult areas for ex-spouses to show cooperation.

The following subtasks may assist you in managing your continuing financial arrangements with an ex-spouse. You will find detailed resources for these subtasks under the links in the right column of this page.

Subtask 1: Be informed about your obligations and rights regarding your ex-spouse

Subtask 2: Be informed about your obligations and rights regarding your children

Subtask 3: Obtain amounts owed if they are not being received

Subtask 4: Provide for your own financial needs


Divorce Tasks

1. Dividing assets and debts
2. Revising your spending plan
3. Managing your health care plan
4. Managing continuing financial arrangements with an ex-spouse
5. Protecting your loved ones financially if you were to die

Managing continuing financial arrangements with an ex-spouse Subtasks

1. Be informed about your obligations and rights regarding your ex-spouse
2. Be informed about your obligations and rights regarding your children
3. Obtain amounts owed if they are not being received
4. Provide for your own financial needs

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