Posts Tagged ‘divorce’

What to do if you are a mom paying alimony or child support

How to deal when you’re a mom who pays child support or alimony

Increasingly, it is moms who pay their exes child support and alimony, and their vitriol about the matter is often far more acute than when payer and payee fall along traditional gender lines. Vanessa was stunned to learn that after her ex left her for a much younger neighbor, she had to pay him nearly $70,000 in alimony and…

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What every mom should ask for in divorce negotiations

Divorce and custody negotiations are stressful. How do you know what things to ask for in divorce? It’s easy to want to plow through negotiations as quickly as possible. Slow your roll.  Below is a list of what every woman should consider when settling her divorce. But first, some common divorce questions: What should a…

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Should you sell your engagement ring (or wedding band) after divorce?

Short take: Don’t hold on to a token of a relationship gone wrong —  sell your bridal jewelry to Worthy.com and use the money for a positive new start.  More info: I had a really spectacular engagement ring. It wasn’t that it was huge or particularly expensive. It was unique — the 24-carat yellow gold…

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How stay-at-home moms hurt gender equality

When I push back against the stay-at-home mom fantasy — the myth that children fare better when mothers do not work, and that this lifestyle benefits anyone at all — I am often met with: “What do you care? We should respect all women’s choices in the spirit of sisterhood!” Wrong. When women chose to…

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Parental alienation information center

I have written extensively on the importance of the movement towards shared parenting. There are 55-peer reviewed studies that prove that shared parenting is best for children in separated and divorced families — when time is split approximately equally between homes — including in high-conflict situations. Very closely related is the recognition by courts and…

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Single mom statistics (prepare to have your mind blown)

Who are single moms today? Who do they really represent in today’s society? These single mom statistics, facts and figures might (okay, will!) surprise you! Single mom statistics There are 10 million single mother-lead families in the United States [1]. This is 3x the number in 1960. In addition: 25% of families are headed by…

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Should you keep the house in divorce? What to do if you want the house

Many women assume they should keep the house in divorce. The thinking is that she will be the primary caregiver of the children, and the kids should stay in the home they are accustomed to, and in the same school district.  Sometimes that make sense. Often, that is a woman’s biggest mistake. Deana Arnett, a…

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