Property division and dividing investments in divorce

Property division and dividing investments in divorce

On Behalf of | May 28, 2019 | Firm News, Property Division |

When a Wyoming couple goes through a divorce, one of their main concerns is how this process will affect their long-term financial well-being. Property division in a divorce involves more than just dividing up physical assets; it also involves properly dividing long-term savings and investments. A person who is facing divorce will want to understand how this process works and how to pursue a fair financial settlement. 

Finances are one of the most sensitive and complex aspects of a divorce. All new investments and investment growth over the course of the marriage is likely marital property, which is subject to division between the two spouses in a divorce. Spouses are sometimes in sharp disagreement over how to address investments and other types of long-term savings. It is helpful to consider long-term tax implications and other consequences when walking through the property division process.

It can be helpful to have a Qualified Domestic Relations Order drafted. This is a document that outlines exactly how certain types of financial assets are to be divided in a divorce. This document help avoid tax penalties. When dealing with real estate investments, it may be most practical to sell the asset and split the proceeds from the sale. 

Dealing with investments in a Wyoming divorce is not an easy process. A person will find it beneficial to seek guidance during the property division process in order to ensure that he or she makes choices that are truly beneficial for the future. Future financial interests are at stake, but it is possible to secure a final order that allows for long-term stability and security.