I have been a stay at home mom for the past 16 years. We are trying to work things out (spouse was the one that mentioned divorce). I want to stay optimistic, but I also have to look out for myself and the kids.
If I accept a job offer (while we are still married), and spouse decides definitely on a divorce months down the road, will me having a new job affect alimony that would be due to me since I agreed to stay home and be with the kids for so long? I want to have my own money in a private account just in case…but I also want to protect us…just in case.
Also, is there anything else that I should be doing, without my spouse knowing, to protect us? I do not want us to end in divorce, but again, I’m looking out for myself and the kids.