6 Ways To Save Money While Going Through A Divorce

If you are getting divorced, most likely your financial situation will be negatively impacted, especially while the divorce is going through the court process. If you want to save money, the first thing you will need is a separate bank account to put any saved money into. The next thing to do is to have a budget sheet with your income and expenses stated.

The six ways to save money are:

#1:  Consider getting rid of: cable television, Netflix subscription, and other subscriptions. If you pay for Netflix and cable television, you might want to consider getting rid of one them. You might also have other subscriptions that can be cancelled.

#2:  Make your own lunch, dinner.  Eating out is expensive.  Making your own lunch or cooking your own dinner will save you money.

#3:  Use Coupons. Its sort-of-old-fashioned, but coupons can save you money.

#4: Insurance:  Although, you may be required to maintain insurance during your divorce, you are allowed to switch some insurance policies. You should see if another insurance company can save you money on your premiums. Before you switch, double-check with your divorce attorney.

#5: Downsize your car: You might be able to save money by downsizing the car you are driving or getting a car that gets better gas mileage. Again, you will need to check with your attorney before making this decision.

#6:  Forced savings:  Open up a saving account at a new bank that you don’t currently use.  Every time you get a pay check (or if you don’t get a pay check, then twice a month), take 2% to 10% of your pay check and have it automatically transferred into this new savings account.  Unless, there is an emergency, do not use this new savings account to pay for anything for at least one year.  Even after the one-year period is concluded, see how much you have saved and see what you can re-adjust to keep this account growing.

Saving money during your divorce can be difficult, but, little by little, if you keep saving money, you might be able to get some significant savings.

David Badanes, Esq. and The Badanes Law Office, P.C. have represented and helped numerous clients in their divorce and in helping them get their divorce over as soon as possible. If you are thinking of getting divorced, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702 or email at david@dbnylaw.com.

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When Can I Start Dating If I’m Getting A Divorce?

During your divorce, you might want to start dating again.  If there are no children involved in your divorce, then whether or not you can start dating again is probably a moot point, as most Judges would not prevent you from dating again or even care if you are dating.

The issue of when you can start dating again, typically only matters when there are children involved. Since each divorce is different, there is no “right” answer as to when you can start dating again.  It is best to consult with your attorney on this issue.  However, if you want to start dating during your divorce, here are some of the issues you should consider:

  1. The Relationship with Your Children: Dating during your divorce may have a negative effect on your children and your relationship with them. Your children may rebel against your new “significant other.”  One thing you should never do is allow your children to call your new boyfriend/girlfriend “daddy” or “mommy”.  If you do decide to date, then it is probably best not to have your significant other and your children at the same time.  Your dates should be separate from the time you have your children.  You should not invite your boyfriend/girlfriend to your children’s events.
  2. Your Personal Emotional Health: A divorce is a major change in your life. Entering into a new romantic relationship may not be the best thing for your own personal emotional health.
  3. Impact on Custody and Child Support: If you decide to live with your new significant other, this could have an adverse consequence on the amount of child support you pay (or receive) and also child custody. Living with your new significant other may affect the level of child support you will eventually receive because you are living with another person and sharing expenses.
  4. You Should Focus on your Divorce: Divorces can be time consuming, exhausting, and difficult. It is important to focus the majority of your time and attention on your divorce so you can be fully prepared and focus on the goals you have and the eventual outcome of your divorce.
  5. Difficulty in Reaching a Settlement: If either spouse starts to date before the divorce is final, it could make it more difficult to reach a settlement. The non-dating spouse may become jealous or spiteful and be less open to negotiation. It is a better idea to hold off on dating until a settlement is reach or an agreement is signed.

If you need an experienced divorce attorney, call David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C.  Call David Badanes or the Badanes Law Office at 631-239-1702 or email us at david@dbnylaw.com.  The Badanes Law Office has offices in Suffolk County (Northport) and Nassau County (Uniondale).

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