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1. Emergency Divorce Fund

Have a stash of cash saved. Divorce proceedings can drag out, and if your spouse controls all the family assets, it will be difficult to have the resources necessary to hire a divorce team.

“I see this on a daily basis, where many affluent women have been out of the workforce for years and the husband has control over all the assets,” says Landers. “The end result is that this financial squeeze might force you to sign a divorce settlement that is totally lopsided in your husband's favor. It not only becomes impossible to pay for the divorce fees, but to live.”

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