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Making a transition after divorce easier as a stay-at-home mom

| Jan 22, 2018 | Blog |

Divorce can be a trying and confusing time. Understanding certain processes and expectations may aid in making the divorce process a bit easier.

Particularly for stay-at-home moms, certain circumstances may change. There are a few things that moms should know that might help during the transition after divorce.

Her rights

Both parties in a divorce have specific rights. In fact, depending on the circumstances of the divorce, parties may have entitlements. Before embarking on a divorce, it may be helpful to review Florida’s divorce laws. For clarity on the meaning of certain laws and how they affect a particular divorce proceeding, it may be beneficial to consult a knowledgeable divorce attorney.

Importance of employability

Employability plays a large part in determining the length and amount of alimony payments. For those mothers who have employable skills, the alimony payment will likely be shorter and serve as a bridge to assist them while they seek employment. For younger mothers, it may also serve to cover their expenses while they seek education or certification to gain employability. On the other hand, for those older mothers who have worked in the home for over 10 years, it may be possible to receive alimony long-term. In these cases, the judge has quite a bit of discretion in determining the alimony terms.

Make a plan

Having a plan in place helps to maintain stability. In the case of divorce, moms should put a few plans in place. First and foremost, a parenting plan is critical for the wellbeing of the children. They must work with their ex-spouses on this, or the judge may decide. Another essential plan is a financial plan. Once they know the amount of alimony and assets they will maintain, it is important to figure out how to best allocate it in their new situations.

By keeping these things in mind, mothers can hopefully smooth out the transition process after a divorce. For any questions throughout the process, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney.

 

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