Finances in Divorce
I, unfortunately, am very familiar with this topic. I went through a divorce about 15 years ago. It’s a difficult, emotional period for anyone involved with a divorce. See our video here.
There are many financial issues when people are separating their lives:
Dividing property – including:
- Retirement plans
- Employer retirement plans
- Health savings accounts
- Brokerage accounts
- Dividing debt
- Making sure both parties have insurance
- Retirement planning
- Custody of children
- Evaluating estate plans
There is so much uncertainty and so many issues to deal with all at an emotional period.
Tax Issues for Divorce
For this episode, I interview Amy Wall, an Enrolled Agent, which means she is licensed by the IRS to represent taxpayers in tax matters. She has a degree in Economics and an MBA. She has a tax practice at Tucson Tax Team. After going through her own divorce about a decade ago, she got very interested in divorce taxation and has even published a small book on the subject called Divorce and Taxes: What you should know before you sign. Available on Amazon.
Some of the topics that we cover in our interview include:
• What are your filing status options in the year when the divorce was finalized?
• What is involved in filing Married Filing Single (MFS) in a community property state?
• How does tax planning factor into divorce settlements?
• How is the split of assets taxed? Real estate and accounts.
• How are taxes calculated on retirement accounts? and on capital gains?
• What can you expect for taxes after divorce? For partners who earn about the same and for unequal earners?
• How is alimony taxed and deducted? Who gets the benefit?
• How is child support taxed?
• What are common pitfalls for divorcing couples?
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