The Financial Side of Divorce
By Jane Brown Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances, even if you are parting on good terms. When there are children involved it can be doubly difficult because your family unit is changing, and the kids won’t understand why. Even when you have managed to move on, from the emotional fallout of the divorce, you could still be left with the financial effects. In some ways, the financial effects could be more serious than the emotional, because they can actually affect your ability to support and provide for your children. Financial problems can also contribute to the emotional rift between you and your ex, which can then affect the emotional wellbeing of your children. Money Issues and Your Marriage If you were like a lot of American marriages, one spouse, often the male, earned more than the other. He may even have been the sole breadwinner. Additionally, you

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