We all know getting divorced changes a family, and that those changes can be far reaching. Some of the better known changes are in where the kids live, what type of time is spent with each parent, and how assets are divided. But there are adjustments other than these that need to be made, and some of these adjustments are not as visible as a change that requires you to alter your daily routine to pick up kids from your ex. For instance, if a wife elects to return to her maiden name there may be additional paperwork required when applying for loans, enrolling in school, or changing responsibility for the electric bill. This type of change is minor, but could still be considered expected when a couple gets divorced.
But, there are other changes that take place for women that deserve attention. Three changes women should expect after divorce include:
- Figuring out when the time is right to begin dating again, and how to introduce your children to a new romantic interest.
- Reentry into the work force for those moms that sacrificed their own career in order that their husbands might pursue theirs.
- Becoming an important political voice.
If this last change seems like a curve ball, that’s because it is related to a new phenomenon among divorced women. The HuffPost claims the number of single women is increasing, and with that increase comes a change to the landscape of American politics. Single women are smart, ambitious, and able to stand on their own two feet in ways today that were not present just a few short decades ago. This demographic has a clear vision of what they believe in, and when it comes to politics that vision is often put to the test at the polls. The position this group of voters takes on critical issues, and their desire to have their voice heard can lead to swing votes in places where long standing traditions are in place. This means the “boys in Washington” need to take notice, and make every effort to address the concerns of the single woman. This may include healthcare issues, economic concerns, educational initiatives, or even the desire to have more women hold an elected office. If you are facing divorce, remember that you will have many choices to make about your life after the ink dries on the decree. Perhaps the key to a successful divorce lies not only in aggressive pursuit of the things you deserve, but also in looking toward the future with a changed perspective on your role in society. For questions about divorce, call our office.
If you have questions about divorce, consult a qualified legal professional. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.