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Parents Forever™: Money Issues in Divorce Parent Handbook

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Janene Baedke, Extension Educator; Sharon M. Danes, Extension Specialist and Professor — Family Social Science; Jean W. Bauer, Extension Specialist and Professor — Family Social Science; Kathleen Lovett, Extension Educator; Kathryn D. Retting, Professor — Family Social Science; Patricia Stumme, Extension Educator

2011

This booklet gives an overview of the money changes that typically happen in divorce. It helps divorcing, separating, and never-been-married parents adjust to money changes, assess how money is spent, set money goals, talk with their children about money, and deal with money conflicts. It also walks parents through the process of estimating the costs of raising children and offers additional money decision making guides on financial separation, debt load, homeowner decisions, retirement, assets, and protecting children against future risks. One in five in the Parents Forever™ Handbook series, this 88-page booklet features ample room for parents to take notes and useful parent worksheets. See the "Contents" section below for samples from this booklet. This product is currently being revised. A new version will be available spring 2014.

Contents

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  • Introduction (284 K PDF)
  • Adjusting to Money Changes
    • Identifying the Consequences of Money Changes
    • Recognizing Grief Over Money Changes
    • Preparing for the Changes
    • How Do You Spend Your Money?
  • Tracking Your Spending Patterns (162 K PDF)
    • Tracking How Money Is Used
    • Determining Seasonal or Periodic Expenses
    • Fixed and Flexible Monthly Payments
    • Calendar for Tracking Household Spending Patterns
  • Reassessing How You Spend Money
  • Money Goals
  • Talking with Children About Money
    • Money Talk, Family Style
  • Money Conflicts
    • Six Steps to Managing Conflict
    • When Conflict Management Is Not Possible Conclusion
    • Conclusion

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  • Introduction (39 K PDF)
    • Divorce and the Costs of Raising Children
    • The Importance of Understanding the Costs of Raising Children
  • Starting to Estimate the Cost of Raising Children
    • Categories for Estimating the Costs of Raising Children
    • Case Study: Using Yearly Costs Tables
      • Table 1. Yearly Costs for a Two-Parent Family
      • Table 2. Yearly Costs for a One-Parent Family
    • Case Study: Estimating Monthly Costs of Raising Children
  • Making Adjustments for the Number of Children
    • When Adjustments are Needed
      • Table 3. Adjustment for Number of Children in Family (Economies of Scale Table)
    • Case Study: Adjusting for Two Children
  • Comparing the Cost Estimates for Raising Children
    • Case Study: Comparing the Cost of Raising Children and Child Support Estimate
    • Case Study Review Questions
  • Estimating the Costs of Raising Your Children (36 K PDF)
  • Comparing My Cost of Raising Children and Child Support Estimates
  • Preparing for Unplanned Changes
  • Additional Resources
    • Cost of Raising a Child Calculator
    • Other Online Resources
  • Conclusion

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  • Financial Separation in Divorce
    • Money Facts Checklist
  • Debt Load
    • Establishing Debt Load
  • Homeowners Decisions
    • Homeowner Decisions Guide
  • Retirement Benefits: An Introduction
    • Retirement Benefits Summary
  • Assets: Savings and Investments
    • Tracking Savings and Investments (Assets)
  • Protecting Children Against Future Risks (53 K PDF)

 

You may also be interested in the other parent handbooks (Parents Forever™: Complete Set of Parent Handbooks) or these Online Resources.

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