Ordway Law Group, LLC
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Divorce & Family Law

Long-term financial planning for children in high-asset divorces

On Behalf of | May 6, 2024 | Child Custody |

High-asset divorces often involve complex financial considerations, especially when it comes to planning for the long-term financial needs of children.

Parents need to address several aspects to ensure financial stability and security for their offspring.

Assess the financial effects

First, parents need to understand how the divorce impacts their child’s financial future. This means looking at costs like education, health care and daily living expenses. High-asset divorces usually include many assets like properties and businesses that need careful handling to support the child’s future.

Develop a detailed parenting plan

A thorough parenting plan should include daily care and long-term financial planning, such as funds for college, health insurance and significant life events. Parents should agree on setting aside money in savings plans or trusts for these expenses.

Seek professional financial advice

Dealing with the complex finances of a high-asset divorce often requires help. Financial advisors can offer advice on how to arrange settlements to benefit children in the future. They can also help parents make a budget that considers their children’s growing needs, including changes in costs and family circumstances.

Ensure legal protection for financial plans

Parents must legally document all financial arrangements for their children. This includes clear agreements on financial responsibilities and how to manage and invest funds. Legal agreements help avoid future conflicts or misunderstandings about money.

Review and adjust the financial plan regularly

Financial plans for children need regular reviews and updates to match the children’s changing needs and the parents’ situations. This may involve changing how much money parents provide, investing differently or reallocating resources to meet the children’s needs better.

By addressing these elements, parents can significantly reduce the potential financial stresses brought on by a high-asset divorce and can contribute positively to their children’s future well-being.

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