Divorce has a way of shaking up your life. Even if you’re confident that it’s the right decision, it will cause you to question your past relationship and future. And when you begin to do that, it’s natural for an extreme amount of stress to take over.
Your girlfriends were jealous when you first started going out with your ex. One day you were waitressing in the local restaurant; next, you were being whisked around the world on a private jet.
Much has been written about the importance of fathers to young boys. A lack of a positive male role model is said to leave young men more prone to trouble. Less has been written about the importance of fathers to their daughters.
Dividing retirement accounts can add complexity to your divorce. You may hold these in your name alone. But if you added funds – or if they increased in value – during your marriage, you must split any gains with your spouse.