From the team behind yourfamilyyourmoney.com.au comes this third advice-packed manual on conquering money matters – namely, surviving the complicated and oft devastating rift that is divorce.
Analaura and Wilson Luna are a husband and wife team who spend their lives counselling and supporting families on all things financial. They’ve appeared on A Current Affair, The Today Show, Ten News, and a cacophony of printed media and radio – dealing out the truth behind money management and its sometimes devastating effects on the lives of families.
The authors are both educated in accounting and applied finance, however is it their clear passion for giving families the tools they need to balance work, life, money and happiness that has made this dynamic duo such a success.
Real Money Advice for Divorce is essentially an easy-to-follow plan to aid those navigating the bumpy road to divorce. But what sets it apart is that its focus is not only on finances, but on the emotional and social price paid during and after separation. Of course, this toll can’t be underestimated and the authors make it clear, with a lot of warmth, that emotional control and balance is key to surviving and coming out on top.
This is an incredibly well-rounded book. Divided into three sections – The Divorce Survival Plan, Settling, and Succeeding, this book runs the gamut of how to not only survive divorce, but live well in its wake – something especially important for women.
Beginning with an understanding of the emotional rollercoaster that is early separation, the book offers clear, rational and enormously helpful advice on keeping hold of your emotions, exploring all your options (is divorce really the answer?), working out a separation budget, getting legal help without breaking the bank – even how to actually apply for a divorce. The intricacies of child support is even clearly demystified.
In Stage Two, readers will learn how to effectively negotiate parenting roles, what to expect in court, as well as out-of-court and in-court property settlements. Stage Three is all about the reality of life post-divorce, what you’re up against, how to plan and know your rights. There’s even a section on renavigating the dating game down the track.
Complete with helpful charts, checklists, case studies, a budget planner and a list of places to go if you need more help, this book would certainly provide a much-needed resource for anyone contemplating or suffering divorce. With 50,000 of us applying for divorce every year, it seems this book is bound to become a bestseller.