Divorce Library: The Financial Edition

Finances make up a large portion of almost every divorce. Navigating the many questions that come up regarding your financial future during a divorce can seem daunting. These books are all meant to help guide you down the path to financial security and financial freedom post-divorce. Each book covers a unique range of topics, so find the best one for your situation and get started preparing for your financial future.

The Dollars and Sense of Divorce (https://www.amazon.com/Dollars-Sense-Divorce-Judith-Briles/dp/0793127637)

Why choose this book:  According to Midwest Booklist, “This book should be the first book a person picks up when considering divorce or separation, as it could save readers some hard-learned lessons down the rocky road ahead. Readers will find it well written and easy to read, with its list of 13 do’s and don’ts serving as handy checklists. Financial topics covering alimony payout options, health insurance coverage and pension distribution are clearly illustrated through the use of simple examples. While a lot of books on divorce are geared toward women, this book maintains a neutral perspective, and presents advice that would be beneficial to either gender.”

Divorce & Money: How to Make The Best Financial Decisions During Divorce (https://www.amazon.com/Divorce-Money-Financial-Decisions-During/dp/1413313140)

Why choose this book: When you are going through divorce, you have to make an overwhelming number of financial decisions. Should you sell the house? What happens to retirement benefits? How will you handle taxes? Full of sensitive and practical advice, Divorce & Money guides you through the process of making these important, and sometimes life-altering decisions.

The Financially Smart Divorce: Three Steps to Your Ideal Settlement and Financial Security in Your New Life (https://www.amazon.com/Financially-Smart-Divorce-Settlement-Financial/dp/099621190X)

Why choose this book: This book is organized around the three stages of divorce you need to work through: preparation, negotiation, and recovery. You will learn how to get organized and create a negotiation game plan, evaluate financial proposals, and rebuild financial security in your new life. And you will get tips and strategies for making smart decisions about the family home, child support, alimony, dividing assets and debt, retirement plans and pensions, the family business, taxes and 12 other essential topics.

Money & Divorce: The Essential Roadmap to Mastering Financial Decisions (https://www.amazon.com/Money-Divorce-Essential-Mastering-Financial/dp/1634259920)

Why choose this book: Most people head straight into divorce without preparing themselves for the journey that lies ahead. Whether or not the divorce is of your choosing, you need the necessary guidance and useful information. Financial planning for the future is an essential part of every divorce settlement. Separating couples often face a significant financial transformation. The bottom line is that two households must now survive on the dollars that formerly supported one. This book will help you make informed and intelligent choices concerning financial issues in divorce.

Divorce After 50: Your Guide to the Unique Legal and Financial Challenges (https://www.amazon.com/Divorce-After-50-Financial-Challenges-dp-1413325939/dp/1413325939/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=)

Why choose this book: Divorce can be devastating at any time, but the emotional and financial challenges are even greater for those who divorce later in life, with complicated issues of blended families, health care concerns, and retirement planning. This book will help you navigate the murky waters of divorce after 50.

Financial Books Specific For Women:

On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide To Personal Finance (https://www.amazon.com/My-Own-Two-Feet-Personal/dp/1440570841)

Why choose this book: Though not specific to divorce, this book is great if you took a backseat when it came to managing the finances in your marriage. In this book you will gain the information you need to know to keep your everyday spending in check, save for big-ticket items or emergencies, and create a secure retirement plan. This should be an accompaniment to other divorce books, not the only one you read.

 Woman’s Guide To Financial Security After Divorce – The Basics: Creating A Solid Foundation (https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Guide-Financial-Security-Divorce-ebook/dp/B015HSPPXQ)

Why choose this book: Finalizing a divorce can be both liberating and overwhelming —especially when it comes to money matters. Whether you’ve been single for 15 minutes or 15 years, it’s likely you’re facing lots of complex financial questions. Do you have the know-how you need to establish a secure financial future? This book will help you gain the knowledge you need to achieve financial security post divorce.

DIVORCE: Think Financially, Not Emotionally: What Women Need To Know About Securing Their Financial Future Before, During, and After Divorce (Vol. 1) (https://www.amazon.com/DIVORCE-Financially-Emotionally%C2%AE-Securing-Financial/dp/1937458911/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Divorce%3A+Think+Financially%2C+Not+Emotionally%C2%AE+Volume+I.&qid=1582825817&s=books&sr=1-1)

Why choose this book: Divorce is an extremely turbulent, stressful and emotional process … and one during which women must make many important financial decisions that will, for better or worse, impact the rest of their lives, including the division of assets and debt, the marital home, tax liabilities, alimony, etc. Thinking financially is not always easy. But, it is possible, especially if you have some help. Anyone, no matter how savvy, can benefit from expert advice when she is crossing through such treacherous and unfamiliar territory.