Divorce

What My Divorce Cost Me

What My Divorce Cost Me

Divorcing after 20 years of marriage left this 44-year-old mother of two financially devastated and almost homeless. Two years later, I’m emerging from the fog, but I made some embarrassing mistakes along the way.

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How to Deal With Money During a Divorce — Hendershott

How to Deal With Money During a Divorce — Hendershott

Recently, I interviewed Helene Taylor, Esq. on my Profit Boss Radio podcast. Helene is a divorce attorney, legal strategist, and divorce coach. Helene provided some great insights around the subject of divorce. While her practice centers on the legal aspects…

Fear of Financial Fraud in Divorce Mediation

Fear of Financial Fraud in Divorce Mediation

With the stress of tax season not long gone and stories of financial scandals recently in the news, it can occasionally be hard to not let suspicion creep into your personal financial life, especially if you and your spouse are…

I Crowdfunded My Divorce

I Crowdfunded My Divorce

[Editor's Note: The following piece contains descriptions of graphic violence.]

The language of leaving an abusive relationship rarely focuses on what women who are being abused need in order to become autonomous. As my nose and face bled…

What Are Our Odds for Divorce?

What Are Our Odds for Divorce?

There’s no guaranteed way to divorce-proof your marriage, but there are some research-backed predictors for how long your relationship might last. They have nothing to do with chemistry — instead, they’re all about the…

How Women Get Screwed in Divorce

How Women Get Screwed in Divorce

While going through a divorce can be emotionally shattering, it can also be financially debilitating. And the ramifications seem especially detrimental for women: While the oft-reported figures that a woman’s standard of living declines after a divorce by…

10 Steps to Prep Your Finances for Divorce

10 Steps to Prep Your Finances for Divorce

Whether the breakup of your marriage was unexpected or a long time coming, you are likely overwhelmed by emotions and the difficult decisions to come. Wrapping your head around your finances is an essential first step to moving forward. The…

The Real Cost of My Divorce

The Real Cost of My Divorce

After my husband lost his job in December 2010, I didn’t question taking on the weight of supporting both of us while he went back to school to get his bachelor’s degree. We’d had…

What Is Divorce Mediation?

What Is Divorce Mediation?

More than 800,000 married couples divorce each year in the U.S., according to government figures. And not only do most of those divorces come with expensive legal tabs, but divorcing spouses can end up in dire financial straits…

What to Expect During Divorce Mediation

What to Expect During Divorce Mediation

After watching friends endure a years-long divorce battle with aggressive lawyers who seemed to escalate the conflict more than resolve it, my husband and I made a pact not to go that route when we decided to divorce after…

3 Paths to Divorce on Your Terms

3 Paths to Divorce on Your Terms

When a couple makes the decision to separate and ultimately divorce, they often know from the outset that they do not want to go to court. Everyone has heard a horror story. One thing is certain, a judge will not…

5 Weird Divorce Laws

5 Weird Divorce Laws

What happens when a law is no longer practical or just plain weird? Divorce law is full of anachronistic statutes. Here are some of the craziest ones still on the books.

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1. Spouse MIA
In Connecticut, if…

Debunking Financial Divorce Myths

Debunking Financial Divorce Myths

There are financial pros and cons to getting legally married — and the same goes for getting divorced. But divorce is mired in mythology, and it can be hard to get a straight answer: Note the pervasive idea that 50…

5 Financial Mistakes To Avoid After Divorce

5 Financial Mistakes To Avoid After Divorce

The most common phrase you might hear post-divorce is: "The best revenge is living well." But if you take it too literally, you can destroy your financial future. (When I got divorced, I learned that lesson the…