If you are currently being supported by your spouse, you might want to consider taking the time to dust off your resume and freshen up your skillset before seeking a divorce.

Even if you receive support, the courts can impute income and expect you to be working if your kids are school-aged and you are not of retirement age or disabled, depending too much on a hopeful spousal support award.

Updating your education now can help protect you later if things
don’t go your way in court.

As always, every situation is unique. This series is intended to “start the thinking process” to take emotive choices out of a hard situation. Everyone’s situation is different, and this is not intended as legal advice. Please, speak to a divorce attorney prior to making any decisions, especially decisions based on a simple blog post. There are many mitigating factors that will go into the final divorce decree.