Aside from being a huge life change personally and emotionally, being divorced or widowed can seem overwhelming from a planning and financial standpoint. The global pandemic has added an extra layer of stress and complexity in navigating a divorce or estate proceedings around court closings and delays, and against the backdrop of a volatile economy.
This article reprint was published in the January 2021 edition of Trusts & Estates magazine and provides an overview of some key state-level planning developments across the U.S.
This blog was written exclusively for It’s Over Easy® and addresses the additional challenges of divorcing during the holidays and a pandemic. Although we may not have full data for some time on how COVID-19 has affected divorce rates, there is evidence to suggest the pandemic is indeed putting high strain on more marriages.