Getting Divorced? Here's How to Protect Your Money

Laura interviews Stan Corey, a divorce expert and author of a new book,The Divorce Dance. They talk about different types of divorce proceedings, financial mistakes to avoid, how to divide up assets the right way, and how to get divorced when you don't have much money to pay for it.

Laura Adams, MBA
3-minute read
Episode #461

 How to Protect Your MoneyI’ve never been through a divorce, but friends and family who have say they weren’t prepared for how expensive or stressful it was. Not only is the cost to split up staggering, you have to make financial decisions that influence the rest of your lives.

I interviewed Stan Corey, who is one of the most uniquely qualified professionals I know to give advice about how to navigate divorce the best way possible. He’s worked in financial services for 35 years and holds impressive qualifications, such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA).

Corey has worked with hundreds of divorcing couples as a mediator, expert witness, and a collaborative professional. He’s the author of a new book, The Divorce Dance: Protect Your Money, Manage Your Emotions, and Understand the Legal Issues.

If you or someone close to you is thinking about divorce or beginning the process, I recommend getting your hands on this book. The Divorce Dance is different than a typical financial advice book because it reads more like a novel.

Corey takes you step-by-step through the divorce process for a fictional couple, Jim and Natalie, who must manage many legal, financial, and emotional issues. She has much less financial experience and income than he does.

Corey recommends how to choose the best professionals and underscores that sound financial planning is key to a successful divorce. Spouses who are knowledgeable and self-reliant can better face the challenges of divorce and rebuilding their lives after a break-up.

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About the Author

Laura Adams, MBA

Laura Adams received an MBA from the University of Florida. She's an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and consumer advocate who is a frequent, trusted source for the national media. Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers is her newest title. Laura's previous book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love, was an Amazon #1 New Release. Do you have a money question? Call the Money Girl listener line at 302-364-0308. Your question could be featured on the show.