The story that always breaks my heart is when someone who has been married for many years (usually her entire adult life) is faced with divorce and she has absolutely no clue about the couple's financial picture.
As I sat staring at the divorce papers, I thought back to my father. When he told me not to date cheap women, drink cheap booze, etc., I wish he had admonished me never to hire cheap legal. You do get what you pay for.
Pari Chang explains how divorce took her from a $7,500 per month residence in Manhattan to her mother's basement in New Jersey.
As miserable as you may be in your marriage, you should take the following financial situations into consideration before making the decision to split.
Man or woman, a language you need to speak as you divorce is the language of money.
The first thought that ran through my head when I received an invitation to one of the five (!) weddings my husband and I are attending this summer was, "Wonderful!" But as I browsed through the couples' registry, my thoughts turned to... divorce.