Women’s Divorce Blog

Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

Now that I’m divorcing, everyone’s giving me financial advice. Who should I trust?

This is another one of those I-see-it-every-day scenarios. Everyone you know—friends, family, co-workers, people from church—will be giving you advice regarding your divorce, including the financial side. Every one of them will be well-intentioned. They have your best interests at heart.

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Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

What should you do when divorce hits you by surprise?

Are women ever blind-sided by the prospect of divorce? Unfortunately, yes. Certainly, no woman should ever get blind-sided by divorce. Aren’t there warning signs? And—topic of this article—if you get blind-sided, what should you do?

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Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

Is your husband hiding money?

Is your husband hiding money? This is a common fear amojng women facing divorce.

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Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

Is it too late to start talking about retirement?

Is it too late to start talking about retirement? Quick answer: No.

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Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

The special finances of divorce with special-needs children

If you’re facing divorce and have a special-needs child, this article is for you. Or if you know someone in that situation, this article is for them.

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Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

Good news and bad news from the state of Arizona

The state of Arizona recently created what you might call an “online alimony calculator.” There are two good things about this.

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Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

A woman on your side

It’s not fashionable to talk about gender differences these days, but 1) they exist, and 2) I’m going to talk about them.

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Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

Two years to sanity

It typically takes about two years to get over the death of a loved one. A divorce is similar. Whether you’d initiated the proceedings or were completely blind-sided, divorce marks the death of the marriage.

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Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

Will my ex- get the money I inherited?

Money that you—or he—inherit is automatically classified as “separate” property. So is money that’s awarded to you from a lawsuit. So what’s yours is yours, and what’s his is his. Simple, right? Nope.

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Is retirement possible, post-divorce?

“Can you take all these numbers off my plate for me?”

Divorcing women typically approach me with what you might call the Three Big Questions: What do we have? What do we owe? How much will I get?

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