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How women are meeting the challenges they face after divorce

In a country where women often experience a decrease in income after a divorce and are usually awarded custody of children, it only makes sense that women will face challenges that are different from those men face after the divorce process. Women in New Mexico may be interested in learning about the challenges that other divorced women have faced and learning ways that they have coped with the situation.

Top on most women's lists when it comes to challenges after a divorce are money problems. In addition to the fact that women often experience a decrease in their income, there is also a higher chance for women to live below the poverty line than men after a divorce.

It is not likely that most women will magically start making more money after their divorce. However, they can take practical steps to improve their financial situation. First, they need a realistic idea of where they sit financially. This means they need to gather important paperwork and understand what taxes they will be required to pay. Second, they need to set a budget and stick to it. They may not have the same standard of living once they are living on just one income.

The second challenge that women experience is worry over their children's welfare. The first thing they can do is listen carefully to their child's feelings. It may be helpful to let teachers know about the child's change in circumstances so that they can show more support. Another thing women can do is make sure they are getting the right support, perhaps by speaking with a therapist or adviser.

When contemplating divorce, some women have found it beneficial to sock away some money that can be used later on. This money will need to be disclosed during the divorce proceedings, but it could provide a woman what she needs to get the process started. It may also be helpful to speak with an attorney. The attorney may provide information about financial challenges related to divorce and child custody.

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