19: Divorce and Your Money with Shawn Leamon

Jan 12, 2021

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Shawn Leamon talks about an attorney’s limitations during divorce proceedings and why you should secure a financial advisor

  • When is a better—or worse—time to get divorced?

  • How the impact of infidelity on divorce can change depending on the state you live in

  • The first steps to take financially if you know you’re going to get divorced

  • Shawn and Dr. Marie Murphy discuss the importance of pursuing the things you want without guilt or shame

  • The different options available to you in the divorce process—and the benefits of being civil

  • What are some of the reasons you might have to go to court?

  • The freedom that comes with realizing that some things in life are non-negotiable

  • Shawn talks about a time he was unfaithful 

In this episode… 

There is a whole mess of social pressures around considering divorce: what will your family and friends think? What will a separation do to your kids? How will you be viewed in social and professional spaces after getting divorced? 

But, what about the financial considerations? What happens if you and your partner are both in agreement that a separation would be best, but you don’t think you can afford to make it happen? This is where a financial analyst comes in handy. They can help you make the best decisions depending on your financial situation, so you can regain your freedom and start planning for the rest of your life.

Join Dr. Marie Murphy in this episode of Your Secret is Safe with Me as she sits down with Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Shawn Leamon. Together, they discuss the benefits of working with a financial advisor during your divorce proceedings, whether there’s ever a bad time to get separated, and the different options available to you in the process. Plus, Shawn will explain some of the details on the division of assets and why it’s in everyone’s best interest to remain civil. Stay tuned!

Resources Mentioned in this episode

About Shawn Leamon

Shawn Leamon is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Host of the Divorce and Your Money podcast. Through his podcast and coaching services, Shawn provides personalized financial advice for people who are going through divorce proceedings. In the last year, he’s helped almost 900 thousand people with his Divorce and Your Money resources.

Outside of work, Shawn loves to push his physical and mental limits as an ultra-endurance athlete. He is also an avid traveler and spends his time between his offices in Dallas, New York City, and Hanover, New Hampshire.

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Dr. Marie Murphy provides shame-free, blame-free, and non-judgmental relationship coaching. She draws from different philosophical traditions and approaches in order to better understand the human condition and the different types of professional assistance that can be germane to people in complicated relationship situations.

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