When it comes to retirement, divorce can be disruptive at best and devastating at worst. This is especially true of divorce after age 50. Spouses are at risk of losing a significant amount of their retirement savings and may have relatively few years left to replenish their accounts.
"Both spouses have to adjust, but the spouse with the lower income has to adjust more," says Nicholas Yrizarry, president and CEO of investment firm Align Wealth Advisors in Laguna Hills, California. He recommends divorcees move forward by stepping back, regrouping, restrategizing and re-implementing their retirement plans.
Take the following steps here: