Stay-at-home moms may feel particularly vulnerable after a divorce rears its head, especially when it comes to financial decisions. Without a steady income, it can be incredibly stressful to think of the impending future following divorce.
There are several methods you can utilize that can help buffer your bank account. Being a single mom is expensive, but you could seek child support and alimony (spousal support or maintenance) to keep you afloat while you readjust your life through going to school school or searching for a job. It will be a difficult road, but you must find a way to become self-sufficient, and these financial boosts will help relieve stress while you make your way toward the new way of life.
You might fear that your time as a stay-at-home mom may have left you without any marketable skills, but actually, there are many skills that moms can transfer into the job marketplace! Mothers can be excellent organizers, time management specialists and negotiators, not to mention great listeners, communicators and multi-taskers. Mothers are by definition teachers and motivators ”“ don’t think that staying at home has left you unskilled!
If you are having trouble finding a job quickly, there are several freelance and virtual opportunities that can supplement your income while you seek fulltime employment. If you wish to earn a degree but don’t have time to spend away from the kids, you can pursue online courses in your desired field.
Moms are strong ”“ so don’t give up! If you have any questions about women’s issues during divorce, check out our page on the subject or contact a family law attorney.
Divorce Matters ”“ Denver Family Law Attorneys