Without a doubt, you are experiencing a range of emotions because of your impending divorce. Some days you may wish to stay in bed, watch TV and forget the whole thing. Of course, the longer you have been married, the more difficult it may be to disentangle your life from your spouse's, and this may be especially true when it comes to finances.
Many people would say that being a grandparent is better than being a parent. You get to spoil the kids and then send them home to their parents. This arrangement often goes well while the parents are either happily married or happily living together. Problems arise when the status of the parents' relationship changes.
If you are like many other Americans, you haven't yet set up your estate plan. Perhaps you are young, healthy or busy. These reasons, along with others, may sound reasonable at the time, but the fact of the matter is that none of us know when our time is up.