(Mass Appeal) – Finances are a huge part of getting a divorce. Whether it’s taking stock of what’s yours or finding creative ways to add to your income, money is undoubtedly important. Gabrielle Hartley, attorney and author of “Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate,” joined us with useful advice.

According to Hartley, there are many ways to maintain financial wellness through your divorce. Take stock of what you have – you may be able to sell items for extra cash, and there are several online sites that can help you do so.

Also, maintaining separate bank accounts while your married doesn’t mean there’s a natural division of finances during divorce in the state of Massachusetts – separate accounts do not mean separate property.