Divorce can force a former stay at home mom to suddenly be propelled back into the workforce. This can have a devastating effect on the mother who has been planning on staying home with her child. Many women fear that their child may not be cared for as well and thrive at a childcare facility.
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.
The ending of a marriage is always a stressful time with lots of uncertainties. If you have decided that staying out of the fray of negative, time consuming, and often cost prohibitive litigation is the right choice for you, you will likely be on the hunt for a good divorce mediator.