Can You Profit from Divorce?
Divorce is a source of trauma. The process is stressful and emotional. Yet it’s also an opportunity. After a settlement has been reached, you can pursue new ambitions, creating a renewed vision for your life moving forward. With the right attitude and preparation, it is possible to profit from the experience.
In 2006, Paul Ross’ marriage of 25 years ended. In the five long years it took Paul and his ex-wife to reach a settlement, he applied his business background to the situation and designed a ten-point plan to help him navigate the process. That blueprint included an approach to controlling costs and recovering wealth as well as a plan to rebuild his life and explore new opportunities once the divorce was final.
Paul’s ten-point plan eventually became a book, How to Profit from Your Divorce. Today, he joins Katherine to explain how his family values were strengthened during the process as Paul and his daughter discovered a new bond. He shares the benefits of sharing your expectations with your ex-spouse, exploring all of your available options, and remaining constructive throughout the process. Paul speaks to the financial aspects of divorce, including the challenge of avoiding debt and ensuring that there are no surprises when it comes to legal costs. Listen in and learn how to reframe divorce as an opportunity to create a new vision for your life and to engage in new interests and aspirations.
How Paul leveraged his corporate background to navigate divorce
Paul’s determination to remain positive through the process
How Paul discovered a new bond with his daughter
The opportunity to take stock and determine a new path after divorce
Paul’s ten-point plan for prevailing through the divorce process
The value of sharing your expectations with your ex-spouse
Paul’s advice around considering all available options (i.e.: mediation, DIY)
How to ensure there are no surprises when it comes to the costs incurred
The mistakes Paul made in allowing hostility to move into the process
The importance of determining new goals and ambitions post-divorce
What motivated Paul to write How to Profit from Your Divorce
- Costs can get out of control
- Help legal professionals understand anxieties
- Improve legal system
The three meanings of ‘profit’ in the title of Paul’s book
Paul’s strategies for remaining constructive during divorce
- Respect, appreciate each other’s expectations
- Keep emotions at bay
Connect with Paul Ross
How to Profit from Your Divorce by P. A. Ross