Latest news about women and divorce:Women hit harder by divorce than men, according to ABC News

Latest news about women and divorce: Women hit harder by divorce than men (especially financially)
A recent report by ABC news posits that women are hit harder by divorce than men. Especially economically. For some reason, after a divorce (this is hardly a big shock) women have fewer financial resources than they did during marriage and their standard of living drops by nearly 50%, on average. That could mean a loss of custody since some divorce courts believe that the children are better off with the more financially stable parent. Here’s the ABC news article, in part:

Women are often hit harder than men, as they try to navigate new lives with fewer financial resources, more child-care responsibilities and the challenge of dating again.
One report in Marie Claire magazine said a woman’s quality of life drops 45 percent after divorce.
Stacy Schneider, a lawyer and author of the 2008 book “He Had It Coming: How to Outsmart Your Husband and Win Your Divorce,” says women mistakenly wait to make a clean break from their husbands before they figure out their finances. She sees many women emotionally “going to pieces” and “wimping out” when it comes to protecting their property rights.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/divorce-hard-womens-health-esteem-finances/story?id=12759701