Cheryl had to accept the financial arrangement her husband, David, made with his ex to whom he was married for more than twenty-five years. Though he had no child support payments because the youngest was 18 when David and Cheryl got together, he had already agreed to lifetime ex-spousal maintenance. Continue reading »
Many stepmoms report that when Dad started regulating his payments by having them taken directly out of his check and electronically deposited into Mom’s account every month, life was suddenly easier with the ex.
One father says as soon as he started writing out a check at the beginning of every year that covered the entire year’s child support payments, relations with his ex drastically improved. Continue reading »
It can be scary to talk about money, but once you do it and can put into place a plan that works for both you and your husband, you’ll find it easier to get through any challenges that come your way in the future.
If you’re resentful of the money that goes to your husband’s children, you’re going to have a major problem. They are a part of his life, and you have to realize that he has a responsibility to help them become successful adults. Continue reading »
Current and future expenses aren’t the only things you might have to worry about. Splitting up a household can be an expensive endeavor, and you’ve got to know what kind of debt your husband is bringing into your marriage. Continue reading »
Supporting two households is more expensive than maintaining just one. And times can be pretty tight in Dad and Stepmom’s house until the kids are grown, whether you make more money than your husband or not. Continue reading »