For those of us who provide financial mediation for separating clients, this NYT article offers some great questions to help focus the discussion on money and values around money.
Sadly this looks like a battle over children in the making. When one parent files for custody offering the other visitation the positions are already hardened. It would be a strong statement to the world of separating parents for such a visible couple to stand by their kids, not against one another.
Advice from “grey divorce” couple after 30 years of marriage- when you separate, don’t play the “blame game”, stay civil and treat each other well. This is an interesting story of how a couple met, how they lived their lives together and then how they lived their lives apart. A strong endorsement for mediation where they chose civility over money.
Kids whose parents fight a lot before separation recover after separation and are better off away from the conflict. Kids whose parents have a high conflict divorce take a lot longer to adjust. Otherwise, kids who experience a separation that is low conflict recover well after the initial impact.
This coach talks about making divorce a catalyst for positive change. A leap for those who are struggling with deep sadness but some wisdom for facing the aftermath and moving on.
A Harvard study has been able to peg the single factor that is behind many cases of divorce and broken marriages in America: having a job.