Wedding registries and baby registries are commonplace, but what about a divorce registry? Just like a wedding or a baby, a divorce is a big step in a person’s life and can amount to a big change, emotionally, physically, and financially. This is where a divorce registry steps in. These are crowd funding sites and exist on websites such as Plumfund.  They allow a person’s friends and family to donate time or money to help a loved one through the process.

Common requests include funds for legal fees moving costs, as depending on the circumstances of the case, these can be high, sudden, and unexpected.  Household items are also a common request, and divorcees find themselves furnishing a new household or replacing items awarded to his or her former partner.  According to a recent article in Women’s Health magazine, experts also suggest requesting donations to pay a financial coach to put finances back in order and create a new budget, moving and babysitting services, and self-improvement services like therapy, learning a new skill, or ensuring emotion well-being.

The same article recommended prenuptial agreements, which we have discussed before.  Looking at whether a prenuptial agreement is appropriate for your situation with an experienced attorney is always a good idea.  Even if you decide not to proceed, the meeting will help you make an informed decision and be more familiar with the process.