Ep 29: Overcoming Financial Abuse with Claudia Porter, CFP®

Feb 27, 2023

Abuse can come in many different forms in a relationship, and many times it manifests itself in the form of financial abuse. It’s not something that you might immediately realize is happening, but it can have a huge emotional impact on a person.

Today’s guest experienced it first-hand but is thriving now after overcoming that in her marriage. We’re happy to welcome Claudia Porter, CFP® with Financial Reserve in Portland, Oregon, onto the show to tell her story. If you are going through a divorce or have been through divorce, you know how difficult it can. Wait until you hear Claudia’s story about tenacity.

Trigger warning: This podcast does talk about an abusive relationship.

Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode:

·      Her experience in an abusive relationship and specifically financial abuse.  (3:56)

·      The common pitfalls that women fall into with financial abuse.  (7:03)

·      How she came up with the money to retain an attorney when she didn’t have any money. (11:02)

·      What steps you can take right after divorce to get back on your feet financially?  (13:18)

·      How can you best plan for litigation with an abusive ex from a financial perspective?  (17:11)

If you or someone you know needs help, here are some great resources:
Innocent Spouse Relief Form: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/innocent-spouse-relief
National Foundation for Credit Counseling:
https://www.nfcc.org/ 

Get in touch with Claudia: http://www.financialreserve.com

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