Gray Divorce, Silver Linings: A Woman’s Guide to Divorce After 50 by Haleh Moddasser
Gray Divorces are on the rise for adults aged 50 and older.
Data shows that 66% of the time these divorces are being initiated by women.
Sadly, women of gray divorce are at risk of irreparable financial harm, often accepting settlements that are unequal and unfair. Often times, women are trusting that her partner will do what is right for her and simply accepts what is being offered.
The long-term impact of gray divorce on a woman’s financial security can be devastating.
And don’t assume that reaching a certain level of affluence or fame makes you immune to divorce; that’s not the case.
If you find yourself facing a late-life divorce, alone and afraid, worried about your financial well-being, lacking a clear sense of what your marital estate is worth, unsure about how to participate in impending negotiations, and struggling to create a new financial secure life, this book is for you.
Here is some of what you’ll discover in Gray Divorce, Silver Linings:
• Select the divorce process that best suits your needs (Chapter 2)
• Build a divorce team that works exclusively for you (Chapter 3)
• Determine the size of your marital estate (Chapter 4)
• Negotiate an appropriate settlement (Chapter 5)
• Plan your financial future (Chapter 6)
• Trust your gut when investing (Chapter 7)
• Understand the fundamentals of investing (Chapter 8)
• Move beyond your divorce (Chapter 9)
• And more
You may not be able to see past your current situation, but if you follow the teachings in this book, your future can be bright.
Women of gray divorce are forging ahead, embracing life, finding new purpose, and building new lives with the wisdom borne of their experiences, both good and bad. Armed with passion and determination, these independent women are redefining the stereotypes of prior generations while, often unknowingly, completely redefining themselves.
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Haleh (pronounced Holly) is a senior wealth advisor and partner at Stearns Financial Group where she leads the firm’s women’s advisory practice. Focusing primarily on issues relevant to boomer women, Haleh is most passionate about women’s financial empowerment and ESG investing as a tool for creating social change. Haleh is the author of two books: Women on Top: Women, Wealth & Social Change (2020) and Gray Divorce, Silver Linings: A Woman’s Guide to Divorce After 50 (2nd Edition to be released in 2022). Most recently, Haleh was a recipient of ThinkAdvisor’s inaugural Luminaries Award (2021) and in 2020 was named among Investment News’ “Women to Watch”. Haleh speaks frequently at local and national events and serves as a media resource on a wide range of financial topics.