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What Is A Stay-At-Home Mom Entitled To In Divorce?

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Oct 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

what is a stay-at-home mom entitled to in divorce

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Ununderstanding your rights as a stay-at-home mom during divorce is vital to successfully managing it. Here, we'll explore their rights, potential mistakes they should avoid making, and strategies for rebuilding life after divorce.


What Rights Do Stay-At-Home Moms Have In A Divorce?

Divorce can be an emotionally challenging journey for stay-at-home who may also face additional concerns during this transitional phase of their life. They must know they have certain rights which could include:

  • Child Custody: Courts always place children's welfare first, which means your role as a stay-at-home mother could potentially alter custody arrangements.
  • Spousal Support: After divorce, it may be possible to qualify for alimony to help maintain your standard of living and relieve some financial pressures.
  • Dividing Property: Divorcing couples should generally divide up their assets fairly, including tangible and intangible properties like retirement accounts and investments.
  • Health Insurance: Your spouse could provide health insurance that offers coverage to both of you and may qualify to extend their policy accordingly if both of you fall within its terms.


What Mistake to Avoid in a Stay-at-Home Mom Divorce?

Avoiding common mistakes during a divorce proceeding is key for its successful conclusion. Below are a few you should keep an eye out for:

  • Neglecting Financial Awareness: Being informed about finances will ensure an equitable division of assets between you and your family members.
  • Neglecting Emotional Wellness: Make self-care and finding emotional support your top priorities during this challenging period.
  • Failing to Consider Mediation: Do not overlook mediation as a viable and peaceful means of reaching agreements.
  • Do Not Ignore Legal Advice: For your own good and to ensure a complete understanding of all available options and rights. Contact an attorney for consultation.


How To Start Over After Divorce As A Stay-At-Home Mom?

Divorce can be both emotionally and psychologically draining. Here are some strategies that may make your transition easier:

  • Financial Planning: To attain financial independence, create a budget and conduct job research.
  • Emotional Healing: Therapy or support groups provide essential emotional healing during a divorce process.
  • Parenting Plan: Develop an agreeable parenting plan together with your former partner that ensures stability for you and your children.
  • Skill Development: Invest in new skills and education that will increase employability.


Why choosing to hire a divorce attorney beneficial?

Divorce attorneys can play an invaluable role in shaping the outcome of your case. Here's why:

  • Legal Experience: Attorneys understand the complexities of divorce and family law and will ensure you receive adequate representation.
  • Negotiation Skills: Attorneys possess expert negotiation abilities that enable their clients to come to favorable settlement agreements.
  • Legal Documentation: Attorneys provide services that streamline all necessary paperwork while decreasing any risks of error.


When is it appropriate to seek legal advice?

Timing is key when hiring an attorney, seek legal advice immediately.

  • As soon as you consider divorce, seek legal advice immediately from an attorney to gain insight into all your available options and rights.
  • Legal representation can provide invaluable assistance during times of strife or disagreements.


What criteria must I consider in selecting an experienced attorney?

Consider these criteria when searching for an attorney:

  • Experience: For optimal results in divorce and family law cases, select an attorney with specific expertise in these fields.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication will keep you more engaged with and informed of the legal process.
  • Testimonials: Client reviews provide invaluable insight into an attorney's reputation.


Why Choose Drama-Free Divorce:

Drama-Free Divorce provides compassionate and knowledgeable legal assistance tailored to the unique circumstances of each case. Our team of family law attorneys stands ready to support you every step of the way through your divorce.


Suggestions for Action 

  • Consultation: Arrange an initial meeting to discuss your case with one of our seasoned attorneys.
  • Financial Planning: Speak with an independent advisor regarding both immediate and long-term needs for investment advice.
  • Emotional Support: Find emotional support through support groups, therapy, or counseling services.
  • Mediation: Explore mediation as an option to reach a more amicable resolution of disputes.
  • Child Custody Plans: Work together with your ex-spouse to devise a parenting plan that prioritizes your children's wellbeing.

Divorce can be an emotionally trying time. Taking preventive steps and receiving support will make your transition to your new life smoother. Contact us today at 816 615-5555 or send us an email on our Contact Page.

About the Author

Crissy Del Percio

Crissy Del Percio is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Additionally, she received her undergraduate degrees in Journalism (News and Information) and Communication Studies from the world-renowned home of the Jayhawks – the University of Kansas. She has been practicing law for a decade and spent the first part of her career specializing in helping low-income survivors of domestic violence. Now at Drama-Free Divorce, Crissy enjoys helping people consciously uncouple. She is also a Guardian Ad Litem and domestic mediator. Crissy has won a number of prestigious awards for her work in public service, but you likely recognize her from her acting career, where she is also an award-winner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her egregiously overpriced dog, Augustus Rodham and knitting. 


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