How Can I Improve my Finances After a New York Divorce?

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A divorce can take a financial toll in a number of ways. First of all, a divorce itself can be expensive. Second of all, if your ex-spouse was the primary breadwinner, you may find yourself in a very different financial situation. In order to improve your finances after a divorce, there are a few important steps to take. Read on to learn more.

Create a Budget

One of the best ways to improve your financial situation is by creating a budget. Begin by listing your most important bills. This will help you stay on top of things, which will mean avoiding late fees. Additionally, a budget will help you plan and save.

Have a Garage Sale

Many people see divorce as a fresh start. Over the years, you may have collected a number of sentimental items from your marriage that you now wish to get rid of. One of the best ways to do this is by selling these items. This will allow you to clear out your space while also making some money. Consider hosting a garage sale or utilizing social media to sell your items.

Establish Solo Credit

After a divorce, you may need to build solo credit. This will be extremely important when it comes to making large purchases, like a house or a car.

Explore Career Options

If you have a hobby, you may be able to turn your hobby into a career. After a divorce, many people move away, change jobs, take up new hobbies, etc. This is a good time to see if one of your passions can also make you money. For many people, a side gig can make a world of difference.

If you have recently gone through a divorce and you are struggling financially, our firm is here to help. We understand the toll a divorce can take and we want to help you get back on your feet. Reach out today to discuss your options with an experienced divorce attorney.


Matters of divorce and family law should be navigated with the guidance of an experienced attorney. If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today.

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I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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