Life After Divorce

How To Reduce High-Interest Credit Card Debt After Divorce


by Kristin Paul via

Has your divorce left you with more debt than you feel comfortable having? Too much debt can be a hindrance to financial freedom. Instead of working toward your goals, you may be finding yourself sidetracked by having to pay off high-interest credit card debt, such as credit cards.

Learn how to make your income and assets work to your advantage:


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How to tell your child you’re getting divorced

 What you tell your children about your impending divorce should depend on their age. Photo from

What you tell your children about your impending divorce should depend on their age. Photo from

Author Rachael Sharman shares suggestions to how to communicate this change to your family dynamic according to your children's ages.

Read Sharman’s suggestions:

Kids and Divorce: Ten Tough Issues


Children have an especially difficult time with divorce. Many times, parents neglect to consider the ramifications of the effects of the divorce on their children. Understanding how children will view the divorce and the resulting parental relationship is an important component to helping minimize the emotional turmoil of divorce for children.

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Top 10 tips for newly divorced moms

by Lee Brochstein via themomiverse

They say that being a parent is the toughest job in the world, but there is no job that is tougher than becoming a single parent. No one thinks when you have children that you will be raising your kids by yourself, but when you get divorced, even though you have an ex-spouse, when it is your time with the kids the responsibility lies squarely on your shoulders, and sometimes that weight can be very heavy.

Here are some tips to help make your transition into life as a newly divorced mom easier:

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Separated From My Wife


by Chris Illuminati via Fatherly

Separating from my wife was a sad and scary process but the decision was, ultimately, a smart one. That said, there have been more than a few bumps in the road that I wasn’t ready for or simply didn’t see coming. Using my power of hindsight, which might be a superpower to some, here are some of the things I wish I knew before getting separated. I hope will serve as inspiration, or in some cases a warning, to others going through a split.


Q&A: School Related Expenses


Question: The school year for students is quickly approaching. Still tracking down school supplies? As parents of school-age children know, stocking up on clothing and notebooks — and even things like iPads and laptops — can be quite a project, not to mention a substantial expense. Separated or divorced parents often wonder if they are shouldering too much of the burden. Who is supposed to pay for all of this stuff anyway?

Answer: This is dependent on the divorce decree. Many times, a custody agreement will say that you have to pay child support but that you also have to pay one half of any extra fees such as extracurriculars or other school related expenses. Let's not lose sight, rather, that this is your child. If you are able to pay then you should want to pay to see that your child gets the best possible education. Child support is the bare minimum that you are ordered to pay as it takes both parents to support and raise a child. There will always be incidentals that come along with raising a child such as uncovered medical expenses, school expenses, extracurricular fees, etc.