A FEW MORE BREAK-UP BOO BOOS
Wanting your day in court.
Some people want to go to court so they can hear the judge beat down on the other side and say how bad their ex was. Surprisingly, the judge might not see it that way! Besides, court proceedings drag out. Emotionally, it can be like picking at a scab, not letting a wound heal – and then there’s the cost…
Spending what you walk away with.
Cash buys choice…and burns a hole in your handbag, forcing you to buy that lovely Mimco number, oh and the Miu Miu ankle boots; and after the hell of the past few months, a holiday is necessary – five-star all the way. I understand the need to breathe and regroup but that money needs to work for you. When it’s gone, it’s gone!
Believing you are not ‘ entitled’.
Do not be bullied. Do not fall for the “I’ve worked while you’ve had the kids”, or “I earned this, you didn’t”. Property, investments, shares, cash, superannuation – anything that has value or potential value – needs to be included in the asset division and you are ‘entitled’. You’re looking after your kids too.