Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ Advice: – Your Kids and $!

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ Advice: – Your Kids and $!

For many individuals, getting divorced forces them to dive deep into the world of personal finance . . . sometimes kicking and screaming. It is a necessary part of everyday life, though, and everyone needs to have a decent understanding of money. As a divorce mediator with specialized credentials – I am Certified as a Divorce Financial Analyst™ -- I spend a lot of time making sure that both parties to a divorce have the requisite financial knowledge to move forward with their lives as independents (not married).

Children, too, often get an unanticipated education in family finance when their parents get divorced.

What Experts Say You Can Teach Your Kids in Your Divorce

What Experts Say You Can Teach Your Kids in Your Divorce

Graine Mediation is pleased to introduce Kristine Meldrum Denholm as our guest blogger this week.  Kristine is an award-winning journalist who often publishes stories related to families, health and emotional well-being.

If you model good communication with your spouse during a divorce, it can be a helpful lesson to your kids in learning how to handle conflict, say experts in both law and mental health.

9 Key Questions To Ask Before Negotiating Child Custody In Your Divorce

9 Key Questions To Ask Before Negotiating Child Custody In Your Divorce

Parenting is a one-shot deal. As a 10-year veteran of divorce, my former husband and I have made it our goal to keep our children the focus, despite our own differences and troubles. When we negotiated our divorce settlement, we keyed-in on the fact that we only had one chance to get it right in raising our son (who was then 9 years old) and daughter (who was then 7 years old).

The goal, in divorce, should always be to make the situation better – or at least reasonably comfortable -- for everyone in the family.