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If you have recently been divorced in Broward, you most likely never thought that you would be a single mom. In Florida, the odds are stacked against you when you get married and have children. 50% of first time marriages and 67% of second time marriages end in divorce in Ft. Lauderdale. Single mothers in Fort Lauderdale who are becoming adjusted to their custody, time-sharing schedule and parenting plan are not alone. The following are some tips that your Broward divorce attorney should discuss with you after your case has concluded.

You need a group of people to rely on after your Florida marital and family lawyer finalizes your divorce. Consider your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers when you have an emergency and need a third party to rely on. You should also consider the parents in your childrens play groups, classes and after school activities to provide you with emotional support. Chances are that you will be able to speak to other moms who have been divorced in Hollywood, Plantation, Westin, Pembroke Pines and other cities in Miami-Dade and Broward who can lend a helping hand.

There are many positive attributes about being a single mom. Immediately rid yourself of any guilt that you may feel from being a single mom. You need to find inspiration to feel good about your decision to hire a lawyer and file for divorce, child support and alimony in Fort Lauderdale.

In part one of my last blog, Planning Your First Step After Your Fort Lauderdale Divorce, I discussed why it is important to speak to financial and legal experts following the entry of the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage by the Broward County divorce judge. Most likely, your marital and family law attorney in Fort Lauderdale has advised you to update your estate and financial plans to reflect your new economic circumstances. Here are some additional ideas to consider:

Plan For Special Needs Children

If you have a disabled child who is expected to need lifetime assistance, consider a special needs trust to protect your child from having to give up any public financial assistance. In addition, your special needs child may not have to give up access to medical care that could be taken away due to an inheritance. When assets are held in trust, they are generally not considered the child’s assets.

After your divorce in Broward County, the last thing that you want to do is consult another attorney. Let’s face it, your probably paid your Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer a lot of money. Regardless of your age or whether or not you have kids, it is important to consult both financial and legal eperts to be sure your estate and financial plans are updated to reflect your new circumstances. If you were not working with a financial and legal expert during your divorce, now is the time. You should consider the following:

Start With A Financial Planner

Get a look at your finances after your divorce is finished. Expenses for single people can grow quickly and unexpectedly. A financial planner can help review your new spending and savings needs, compare strategies to achieve long-term goals and give you tools to protect your assets and loved ones if you die suddenly.

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