Many women contact me after their husband cheated and state that they are in no shape to leave the marriage because they cannot make it financially by themselves. This statement is more common when kids are involved. “I can’t afford to leave.”
Trust me, I understand. That is exactly what I said as well. How in the world am I going to be in a position to pay day care, mortgage and car note? It’s impossible. My emotions were overwhelming and I felt stuck. Looking back, I realize that I was having an emotional response without having any logical data to back it up. Who said that I could not afford to leave? Marriage is a legal document; what are the ramifications of me leaving from a legal perspective? I was guessing that I could not leave, and without any law degree or any advice from a lawyer, my emotional statement was not valid.
Once I went to see a lawyer for a free consultation, I was blown away; I had more power than I thought. If you are considering divorce, it’s important to know your options. In most states in the US, you can get a free 30-minute consultation from a lawyer. It is worth the time. Do it.
Talk to a lawyer to know your rights; you deserve to know. Knowledge is POWER.
***I am not a lawyer, so the post above is not legal advice. I also know many of my readers are international, so if you are not in the US, try to find out what the rules are in your local town concerning divorce. Knowledge is POWER.