Dating advice for divorced woman
You may be given advice to do everything possible to eviscerate your partner in court and/or get the biggest financial settlement you possible can.
Another may suggest you interview every rock-star divorce attorney in town, thereby disqualifying those family law professionals as options for your husband.
By deciding not to work outside the home while your kids were young, you clearly made the intentional decision to put your children and their needs before your desire for career fulfillment.
That children-first decision is even more important now.
Perhaps some of them will resonate with you: As a divorcing SAHM, a number of people advised me to get an attorney to protect my interests, money and assets.
Not sure which route to take, I asked a divorce attorney friend of mine for her professional opinion.
When I first started thinking about divorce, I was the mother of three young children aged 12, 9 and 7, to whom I was fiercely devoted.
When I married my husband at 26, it was “‘til death do us part.” The first years of marriage and family life went pretty much as I presumed they would.So, after 13 years of marriage when I found myself thinking about upending my marriage commitment, it felt inconceivable.Plus, it was difficult to face people who would consider me a failure at an institution in which I presumed I would excel.She advised me to consider divorce mediation to work out the parenting agreement as well as any financial settlements with my soon-to-be ex.Hiring a divorce lawyer and potentially triggering a litigious start, she said, would make an already difficult situation potentially much more gruesome emotionally.