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Reginald Black

Feb 20, 2017

I can\'t say enough about Kathleen Gingrich. I needed her services at a very difficult time in my life. ...

Deb Hoffert

Feb 08, 2017

I can not say enough great things about this law firm. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, professional and above all else ...

John Arena

Feb 01, 2017

Peter Russo and the staff at his firm have handled my personal and professional business for almost a decade. His ...

rick scott

Feb 01, 2017

Peter was easy to work with and handled my case first class. He was knowledgeable about my case (possible age ...

Jenn Spears Brenize

Feb 01, 2017

Peter is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive, yet even-tempered. He is professional, diligent, and compassionate, and responsive to his clients\' ...

Cliffeton green

Oct 30, 2018

Very professional knows what he\'s doing. Very good with people.

Karen Young

Oct 30, 2018

Mr. Russo gives very solid business guidance. He clearly understands the law but, more importantly, the needs of a business ...

Heather E Steavens-Jones

Oct 30, 2018

If you want a lawyer to give you guidance with your interests as a priority then Pete Russo is the ...

Tami Johnson

Oct 30, 2018

Pete and his team were exceptional in helping my husband and I buy our first small business. Couldn\'t have ...

Lori Keim

Oct 29, 2018

Peter is knowledgeable, caring and honest. I have found his advice to be more focused on what is right for ...

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Achieving equitable division within divorce

In matters of divorce, men and women often approach things in different ways. Of course, making sweeping generalizations about gender misses a great deal of the complexity that human beings possess. That said, there are certain areas within divorce in which women tend to suffer, in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Achieving an equitable division of marital assets is one of those areas.

In order to reach a fair and favorable divorce settlement, it is necessary to delve into the family’s financial standing. This can be difficult for many women, especially those who have allowed their husband to take the reins when it comes to family finances. In such cases, the first step is to gather the information required to structure a negotiation strategy.

For some, the early stages of this process will make it clear that additional help is required. That assistance is available through working with a financial advisor, who can review all of the pertinent financial information before giving customized advice on how to move forward. A financial advisor who specializes in divorce can run the numbers on various property division options and help his or her client choose the best combination of options.

Even more importantly, an advisor can work with clients on structuring a post-divorce budget. Mapping out income, expenses and savings can make the first few months following a divorce far easier to manage, in both a practical and emotional sense. Once that process is complete, the advisor can serve as a valuable resource at any point when financial questions or concerns arise.

For Pennsylvania women who feel intimidated by the financial aspects of divorce, it is important to know that there is help available when needed. Increasing one’s understanding of personal finance is a worthy endeavor at any point in an individual’s life. During divorce and the equitable division of marital assets, the advice of a professional can make a great deal of difference in the end result.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Ladies: Let’s Stop Making These 5 Financial Mistakes!“, Oct. 1, 2015