No two divorcing couples have identical circumstances, but one potential source of income (or expense) for many divorcing people will be spousal support – sometimes known as alimony or maintenance. The standard is to give support to the spouse who needs it in order to keep the family on an equal setting – however, there is an underlying duty for each spouse to work towards being independent of each other. Diana Shepherd (CDFA™) is the Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine. An award-winning editor and published author, she is a nationally-recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues.
About Diana Shepherd, CDFA®
Diana Shepherd is the Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine. An award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally-recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues, she is a frequent lecturer on the topics of divorce, finance, and marketing – both to local groups and national organizations. She is the co-author of The IDFA Survival Guide, a book designed to help divorcing couples avoid the common pitfalls and make better decisions, and the co-author, editor, and designer of nine textbooks and resource guides for financial professionals. She holds the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) designation from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts and an Honours English Specialist degree from the University of Toronto.