She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.
-- Elizabeth Edwards
Even in the most thoughtfully run and financially independent of lives, there will be heart-wrenching twists and turns. Some of these life transitions are expected and planned accordingly, while others are abrupt and uncertain. It’s no secret that a significant number of marriages end in divorce, raising many emotional and financial uncertainties. However, understanding the benefits entitled to you will help build a secure framework for the next chapter of your life.