Divorce is one of the most difficult life transitions anyone can face. Everyone handles divorce in their own way. For some women, it can be that she left her career to stay at home and raise the kids and didn’t really handle too many of the marital finances, and now she’s getting divorced and she’s completely overwhelmed and frightened. How is she going to support herself? Where is she going to live? Will her kids be okay?
On the complete flip side, many women today are the main breadwinners in their family. These women may enter divorce feeling confused by what they are reading about divorce when most of the examples talk about the husband paying alimony to the wife or the husband paying child support. In their situations, these women may need to pay support amounts as the higher-earning spouse. What will this mean for their financial future? How long will these women need to pay for their support? What about child support? What about alimony? And how will child custody be determined when it’s the Mom working 60 hours per week?
Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Law Group in New Jersey. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.