Now more than ever, women need to take control of their finances. Women
in bad marriages are suffering and struggling to find a financially secure way out!
Many women have traditionally left their financial futures in the hands
of their husbands. Women have come a long way and although that is no
longer true for most, many still find themselves at a financial disadvantage.
Women’s financial needs are actually different from that of men.
Women face unique challenges that men don’t.
1.) women live longer than men. On average, 7 years longer, so they need
20% more retirement income;
2.) women earn about 25% less than men;
3.) since women are still the primary caretakers for children, more women
than men take time off to raise kids as well as care for aging parents,
which results in lower total earnings, reduced Social Security benefits
and less savings;
4.) because of motherhood, women save less money than men;
5.) women are more conservative in their investments.
For women considering divorce, you need access to money. You will need
to pay a retainer to hire an attorney or mediator to start your divorce process.
I tell my clients it’s never too late or too soon to start financial
planning if you are thinking of divorce.
It’s time to start educating yourself. You need to take stock of
your household expenses, income, finances, investments, and debts.
If you don’t know about the family finances, whether your husband
has a pension, where the assets are, or if your name is on the title of
the house, etc., it’s time to get informed. You can no longer live
in the dark.
Estella, a mom of four and a nutritionist, called me six months ago because
she wanted a divorce. She explained she was embarrassed to admit she had
allowed her husband, a dentist, to handle all the finances during their
14-year marriage. She further explained she had no clue about their investments.
I told her not to be embarrassed and that this was not uncommon.
I assured her there were ways to figure this out, and that’s what
we did! Estella and her husband, Dean, worked everything out using my
successful mediation process. Their divorce papers were just filed.
Estella was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. She and Dean were able
to civilly discuss and agree upon a fair financial settlement with my
guidance using my comprehensive mediation methods.
It takes a divorce attorney/mediator with sophisticated knowledge to do
the strategic planning necessary to get you the best possible financial deal.
With over 35 years of experience as a divorce attorney and mediator, I
have the expertise to skillfully create a financially viable plan for
you and your family.
Don’t stay in an unhappy, unhealthy marriage that’s just dragging
on and on because you are afraid you won’t be able to provide financially
for yourself or your family. We can discuss the costs of mediation vs.
litigation and how you can financially prepare to take the first step.
Free 1-hour consultations are
discreetly and conveniently conducted virtually to reduce risk. I look forward to showing you that
providing for your financial future is possible! Let me show you!
Stay healthy and safe!!
Call New York Divorce Lawyer & Mediator Lois Brenner now to book your
We still have appointments available this week.