Long-Term Marriage, Wife Came Out, Professional Service Business Owned by the Parties and Alimony
The couple had a long-term marriage with long-term conflicts. Husband had a good business he had built up. Wife had been a stay-at-home Mom. The children were grown and she was ready to start a new career, but needed alimony to help her until she got financially on her feet.
Wife came out as she told her Husband she wanted a divorce. They had to overcome his anger and her uncertainty about facing the world as a middle-aged suddenly single woman. She planned a new career, but needed training and then money to live on for a while until she got a steady income.
After some emotional meetings, we were able to come to agreements for the Husband to keep his business while helping Wife get started on her own. Financial planning was important for both in this case.