ADFP Member Laurie Itkin in Marketwatch
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
6 Nasty Surprises Women Face When They Get Divorced
By Laurie Itkin
An astounding 46% of divorced women recently surveyed by the online marketplace Worthy said that divorce brought with it financial surprises. I’m a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and collaborated on that survey, and I can report that the women I work with who are getting divorced often tell me they, too, have run into nasty financial surprises resulting from the experience.
In the Worthy study, Building a Financial Fresh Start, 1,785 adult women were surveyed across three stages: those with divorce “on the horizon,” those in the midst of divorce and those who described themselves as “divorced and determined.” Some 22% of the women were 55 or older; most of those were already divorced.
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