If you are a man facing divorce, you truly are at a disadvantage. The issues with divorce for men is mostly cultural at this point but if you ignore it you can lose everything. Here are three divorce tactics for men that will help you.
- Keep positive during the divorce. If you are facing divorce it is likely you will be feeling depressed and this is normal. You set out to have a marriage that worked and now it is ending. It may be that you will be accused falsely for a further betrayal. You may even feel sympathy for her – don’t, it will not be a two way street. Divorces aren’t fair and you have to keep yourself up and believe that you will achieve the outcome that you want and look to your own needs and goals. Getting down means that you won’t fight for the things that are important for you.
- Watch the money. Close joint accounts, joint credit cards and any other places you have a financial interest with your spouse. Do this as quickly as you can You can be certain that her attorney is telling her to get all she can now during this uncertain time, While there was once love and trust now you are vulnerable in this important area. Make sure you are protecting your financial security.
- If there is an income gap between you and your wife where her income is significantly less than yours, then you must try to bring the two closer. You must find a way to lower your income and raise hers. A good CPA can help with your income and there are companies that can prepare reports about the fair value of your wife’s talents in the local work force. If you go to court and she’s a stay at home wife with no other income than you. Then you are on the wrong end of the automatic formulas for support and asset distribution. These reports are evidence that can help you get things into balance and compel your soon-to-be Ex back into the workforce. It will also possibly save you tens of thousands of dollars.