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Could predicting asset division results help with financial plan?

Predicting the outcomes of divorce can be difficult. Attempting to guess what a person's finances may look like after ending a marriage can also prove challenging. For this reason, New York residents may wish to pay particular attention during their asset division proceedings and consider how those results could help them plan for their new single lives.

If a person is able to closely guess what he or she may end up with during property division proceedings, it may be easier to create a budget for life after dissolving a marriage. If a prenuptial agreement was in place or the individual has an understanding of division laws, it may be easier for him or her to estimate what assets will be obtained in the divorce. From there, that party may be able to budget how those assets and income will work toward covering financial obligations in the future.

Additionally, having information regarding the potential tax implications of receiving certain financial accounts could also prove useful. Gaining funds from retirement accounts, pensions or other similar accounts could have unexpected impacts if a person does not have the right information. Therefore, understanding how these funds are addressed may help avoid undesired issues.

It is not unusual for individuals to not fully understand how asset division works. Luckily, reliable legal resources are available that could help interested parties gain useful knowledge on how property is divided and what factors could impact division. Additionally, experienced New York attorneys could help provide specific insight for individuals who desire assistance in predicting their property division outcomes.

Source:, "Finance 101: Divorce?", John Kageleiry, Aug. 21, 2017

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