After the Divorce Has Been Finalized: Things to Keep in Mind as You Move Forward
You’ve finally wrapped up your divorce and are all set to move forward all on your own! While many of our clients are more than happy to wipe their hands of the whole affair, we at Rubin & Levavi P.C. always make it a point to remind them of a few things. While the divorce may be finalized, there are often remnants of the union that you need to check up on and ensure that all ties have been severed.
Here’s some things to check up on and update during the post-divorce phase of your life! Remember that if you have any other questions, or simply want to consult with an experienced family law attorney, we at Rubin & Levavi, P.C. are here to help.
Create New Bank/Financial Accounts and Close Old Ones
Take time to ensure that your finances are fully separated. Check your old accounts and verify that your ex-spouse no longer has access. Better yet, close those and make new accounts to fully guarantee that your financial lives are no longer tied together.
Update Estate Plans and WIlls
Divorce impacts the validity of estate plans and wills, but this is not something that will always happen automatically. This is why we advise that you take the initiative and sort out wills, estate plans, and other relevant documents well before the potential for future problems arises.
Reassign your Beneficiaries Where Needed
Likewise, pensions, insurance policies, retirements, and other legal arrangements that involve beneficiaries need to be revised after a divorce. Remember to make the necessary revisions. If you're ever unclear about any matter relating to your assigned beneficiaries, keep in mind that you can always reach out to a family law attorney for further clarification.
This guide provides you with an outline of items that you need to account for after your divorce. Do you have any other questions about child custody, divorce, or any other issues involving California family law? Call the trusted family law attorneys at Rubin & Levavi, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation.