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Mokena divorce attorney stay at home parentAs recently as 30 years ago, it was not uncommon for one parent to work while the other parent stayed at home. While this arrangement may be less common today, there are still many cases in which a parent remains in the home to raise a couple’s children. Typically, the stay-at-home parent was the mother, but in recent years, stay-at-home fathers have become more prevalent. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of stay-at-home fathers has nearly doubled since 1989. Traditionally, stay-at-home mothers were the spouses that had to worry about finances and income when they got a divorce, which is why many states’ alimony laws seem to be biased toward women. However, either spouse is eligible to be considered the receiving party in divorce cases in which spousal support is awarded. 

Divorce is stressful, but it can become even more stressful when you are a stay-at-home parent. Here are a few tips that can help you ensure you get what you deserve in your divorce:

Consider Hiring an Accountant

One of the issues that many stay-at-home parents face is not knowing much about their family’s finances or not having access to the finances at all. One way you can combat that issue is by hiring an experienced attorney and accountant who can help you make sense of your financial situation. You are entitled to an equitable share of your marital property, and an accountant can help you figure out what exactly that entails. Even if you and your spouse have an accountant that you have used for years, hiring your own accountant can help you ensure that your interests are being taken care of.

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