Money can be a bitter battle before, during or after a divorce.
And when considering a marriage to someone who has kids (young or old) its extremely important to discuss the “green stuff” and the future financial implications.
For those who are not yet married, or have married but didn’t have an in-depth conversation about money beforehand, this list is a great way to launch the conversation. The biggest mistake many couples make is waiting until a crisis occurs.
Obviously, asking these questions BEFORE the marriage or remarriage is the wisest step. But even if you haven’t done so yet, it’s crucial to have this conversation.
Make that appointment with a lawyer or financial planner today.
Often a professional who isn’t emotionally involved can give you the best advice and ask key questions to protect your future. Ignoring the hard-financial questions only creates stress in the end. Planning and preparing is the way to keep the decisions, tensions and anxiety at a minimum.
Copyright © 2018 Laura Petherbridge. All rights reserved.
Laura Petherbridge is an international author and speaker who serves couples and single adults with topics on relationships, stepfamilies, divorce prevention, and divorce recovery.
She is the author of When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t”—Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce, 101 Tips for The Smart Stepmom, The Smart Stepmom, co-authored with Ron Deal and Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul. Laura is a featured expert on the DivorceCare DVD series. She has spoken at the Billy Graham Training Center and has been featured on Focus on the Family. Laura and her pastor husband of thirty-two live in Cumming, Ga. She can be found at www.TheSmartStepmom.com