You wake up, ugh, another day of work. Is it Friday yet? You get the kids to school or daycare after a hectic morning and finally punch in at work. Finally, you get to work but have to walk past that one person who’s always smiling and happy, it’s so annoying.
Terry Brennan, co-founder of Leading Women for Shared Parenting, an activist organization responsible for introducing legislation in 20 states, that makes equal, shared parenting the presumption in family court. This is a critical issue for children, who suffer from absentee fathers in alarming figures, as well as men, who are automatically reduced to paychecks and an afterthought in family life.
The standard of living of both spouses often drops after divorce because the same overall income and assets now has to support two households instead of one. In my experience, few people prepare themselves financially or emotionally for that consequence.
Roger Whitney learned early on that your life doesn’t always cooperate with your plans. The passing of his mother – who had always worked hard and saved for ‘later’ made him realize that ‘later’ doesn’t always happen. So he set out to create a life he loves – and NEVER wants to retire from.
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