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

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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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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Where to sell your engagement ring for the best price, safely, online.

Short take: Don’t hold on to a token of a relationship gone wrong. Instead, consider selling your diamond ring for the most money, safely through 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…

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stay at home wives back to work

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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single mom statistics

Who are single moms today? In summary, there are more single-parented headed households today than any other time in recent history. The majority of those families are headed by a single mom. In fact, 57% of millennial moms are unmarried moms, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. The reasons for these quickly changing statistics include high…

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