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Q:
What should housewives who are going through a divorce in San Francisco do to protect themselves financially?

A:

Soon after you became married, you found out you were pregnant. Your husband was making a good income, so you both agreed that you would stay home to take care of the kids instead of working outside of the home. Ten years later, after raising two kids full-time, your husband decided he wanted to get a divorce. Now, not only are you stressed about the effects the divorce could have on your family, but you’re also concerned about your finances. Here’s what housewives should do when faced with a divorce in San Francisco.

Get a Job

  • Chances are, you won’t be able to live off of alimony and child support if you are awarded them, which means you should attempt to get a job. Doing so could be extremely difficult, as you haven’t been in the workforce for a while. However, showing this initiative could work in your favor when it comes to a judge determining what kind of support you should receive.

Start Saving

  • Protecting yourself financially can be quite difficult if you don’t have an income of your own. Speak with your spouse about dividing what you have in the bank at the moment. He may be reasonable in agreeing to share what you have so that you are able to start saving for the future. If you become employed before the divorce, start saving as much as you can from your paycheck.

Seek Advice

  • Keeping the company of financially secure women who have already gone through what you are going through could inspire you and show you that a happy life is possible after divorce. Join a support group or an online forum with these types of members.

One of the first steps you should take, however, is to hire an attorney to fight for your rights and answer your questions. The Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan specialize in protecting women just like you who are going through divorces in San Francisco. Connect with us today to find out what we can do for you.

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