7 Essential Money Questions Sure to Start a Conversation

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.

Source: 7 Essential Money Questions Sure to Start a Conversation

Brad Pitt Confirms Split From Angelina Jolie | Vanity Fair

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.

Source: Brad Pitt Confirms Split From Angelina Jolie | Vanity Fair

Never Too Old to Hurt From Parents’ Divorce – The New York Times

Adult children are affected by the divorce of their parents.  All the more reason to choose mediation or collaboration no matter what age or stage of life.  

Source: Never Too Old to Hurt From Parents’ Divorce – The New York Times

Is Divorce Bad for Children? – Scientific American

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.

Source: Is Divorce Bad for Children? – Scientific American

Divorce: ‘No one tells you about the dent on your wedding finger that doesn’t go’ | Life and style | The Guardian

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.

Source: Divorce: ‘No one tells you about the dent on your wedding finger that doesn’t go’ | Life and style | The Guardian