Women who are serious about getting a divorce or who think that their husband might ask for a divorce in the future should gather all documents that have to do with anything financial that has their name listed. They should make a list of all these items with financial institution name, address, account number, balance, interest rate, etc. Knowing exactly what is at stake financially will help alleviate surprises later.
Planning a divorce can be as painful for women as it can be for men. Generally, women aren’t the breadwinners (although things are getting a lot closer to being ‘new age’ than in previous decades) and getting surprised with divorce papers can have long term financial affects to women who don’t plan accordingly and protect themselves financially.