HELP! I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom and Getting Divorced

5 Tips for a Stay-at-Home Mom Facing Divorce

Divorce Tip #1: Start gathering documents.

  • Your personal tax returns (at least the last three years)
  • Paystubs if your spouse is a W-2 wage earner
  • If you and/or your spouse own a business you will need the business tax returns and other income statements relating to the business
  • Bank Statements
  • Retirement and Investment Accounts
  • Mortgage and any other loan documents
  • Credit Cards Accounts (information and recent statements)

Divorce Tip #2: Prepare a budget.

Divorce Tip #3: Understand and know your credit score.

Divorce Tip #4: Decide how you would like things to look after the divorce and work with a qualified attorney to create a plan to get you there.

Divorce Tip #5: Think about returning to work and what that may look like.



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