When it comes to divorce, the media seems to take a disproportionate amount of focus on the female struggle when the truth is that men struggle just as much during a divorce. Typically, while women find support from others, it may be harder for men to fully express their feelings. However, if men are more prepared for divorce, particularly the financial side of it, the easier the process can be in California as well as the rest of the world.
There are a few key financial factors that men should keep in mind during this time. First of all, men should be aware of the numbers and how much the possible will possibly cost. Equally important is being aware of finances once one lives on one’s own, and creating a budget should help with this.
While alimony has a negative connotation, men should keep in mind that paying alimony, if one was the primary earner of the marriage, is only to help the spouse that earns less. If one happens to be the spouse that earned less, one should not be too proud to accept alimony. Alimony can help the spouse that earns less, regardless of gender, to make an easier financial transition to living on one’s own.
Despite the financial side, men should most importantly keep in mind the happiness that they can achieve once the divorce process is complete. While the divorce process can be complex financially as well as emotionally, one does not have to undergo it on one’s own. California professionals in divorce law are available to assist anyone going through a divorce to protect one’s best interests.
Source: Forbes, What Every Man Needs To Know About The Financial Side Of Divorce, Hayley Krischer, Sept. 27, 2013