Retirement and Divorce: Protecting Your Finances When Marital Bliss Turns Sour

Six steps to take as you negotiate a “gray divorce” that can help defend the financial future you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

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It’s a phenomenon that’s becoming more common. Older couples with decades of marriage behind them discover that they’re no longer compatible and they decide to divorce, a move that can wreak havoc on retirement plans.

Unfortunately, while many of these over-50 people think they somehow are going to win in a divorce, they soon learn it’s more likely that financial trouble lies ahead.

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Kristian L. Finfrock, Investment Adviser
Founder, Retirement Income Strategies

Kristian L. Finfrock is the founder of and a financial adviser at Retirement Income Strategies. He is an Investment Adviser Representative of Kalos Capital and a licensed insurance professional. He resides in Evansville, Wisconsin, with his two daughters.