There is so much about divorce that just doesn’t seem fair! If your spouse wouldn’t get a job, or didn’t make as much money as you did while you were married, or if your spouse refused to save money while you scrimped and scraped to build a nest egg, it seems horribly unfair thatyour spouse will get a share of everything when you divorce. It is so common to wonder: Do I have to give my spouse half if we divorce?
It feels even more unfair when your spouse’s bad behavior is what caused the marriage to end. Maybe your spouse cheated on you, or treated you so badly that divorce was your only option. Why should you have to suffer even more by giving your spouse a share of your assets (maybe even half!) when you divorce.
That’s the question I take on in this “Two Minute Divorce Tip.”
Spoiler alert: This might not be the answer you want to hear. But as you know if you have been watching me for any length of time, I am not going to pump you full of sunshine just to make you feel good. I would rather that you know the truth! (Just don’t kill the messenger!)