During Your Divorce

  • Understand your financial and emotional limits.

  • Be objective and open minded. Clearly articulate your needs and goals.

  • Plan for future expenses, such as cars and college tuition for your children.

  • Put together a budget. Realistically assess what you can earn on your own. Learn how much it costs to run your household. Keep in mind that your budget will be different during each phase of your divorce.

  • Open individual checking and savings accounts. Apply for a credit card in your own name.