Can You Crowdfund a Divorce in Oakland County?

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Crowdfunding is a great way to get financial help when you need it, even for divorce!

Need extra cash so your band can cut their first demo? Simple – PledgeMusic has you covered. Want to raise money for your grandmother’s cancer treatments? GoFundMe is probably one of your best options. Have a great idea for a new business venture, but you don’t have the cash to get it off the ground? Kickstarter is exactly what you need. There is no limit to the things you can raise money for these days. Including divorce.

Did you know? You can crowdfund your divorce online!

What’s that you say? I can crowdfund my divorce? Absolutely. And PlumFund is the place you can do it. PlumFund is similar to most other crowdfunding sites – it lets you create a fundraising platform for all sorts of needs – medical issues, weddings, family hardship, charities and even community events. But what sets Plumfund one step above the competition, is that they have a special category entitled Divorce Registry. This allows friends and family to support a loved one who is going through a divorce.

Divorces can be hard, and people involved in the divorce process encounter all kinds of financial obligations along the way. Starting life over in a new home here in Oakland County means coming up with a down payment or paying at least one month of rent in advance, buying new furniture, and moving costs. And that doesn’t include your attorney fees, which can be steep – especially if your divorce is a high conflict one! So being able to reach out to your loved ones for help can make a huge difference during your divorce.

Crowdfunding a divorce flies in the face of social stigma

Asking for financial help for a divorce sounds like a strange idea to many people. This is partly because there is still a bit of social stigma attached to getting divorced. For that reason, some people consider it something of a ‘private’ matter, or a ‘hush hush’ subject. As a result, many people, especially in the Oakland County area, have a hard time asking for help when they decide to end their marriages.

In reality, divorce is a very common occurrence. Thousands of people get divorced in Michigan  every year. In fact, if you believe the current stats, as many as 50% of marriages end in divorce. So it simply doesn’t make sense that people still treat it as though this were something we can’t discuss openly.

Divorce is when you need more help, not less!

People who are going through divorces have a lot on their plates! More than ever, they need support and help from their loved ones. Divorce is an extremely emotional, not to mention expensive, process. When you’re caught up in the middle of it, you’re going to need as much help as you can get – both financial and emotional. Whether it’s a shoulder to cry on, help moving furniture into the new house, occasional babysitting, or a little cash to help take the edge off, now is the time to reach out to those who love you!

Another benefit to using a crowdfunding site like PlumFund, is that it removes the awkwardness of having to ask face-to-face. No one likes having to ask for money, and many people resent being put in a position where they have to say no to someone’s face. Online crowdfunding allows people to reach out and assist you if they’re able, and to graciously decline if they’re not, without anyone feeling awkward or cornered. It would be pretty awkward having that conversation at Trader Joe’s or at Whole Foods, right?

Do you need help from an experienced divorce attorney in Oakland County?

All in all, it might seem like an odd idea to crowdfund your divorce, but we here at The Kronzek Firm believe it might work in your favor. In addition for providing ways for divorcing people to find the financial support that they need, when they need it, it could help to promote financial responsibility and awareness.  

However, we’d just like to clear up one concern you may have – the issue of privacy! Here at The Kronzek Firm, client information is held in the very strictest of confidence. Regardless of who may have assisted in paying for your attorney fees, attorney/client confidentiality prevents any information about your divorce from being shared with anyone else! So if you need help with your divorce, custody, alimony or child support case call 248 479 6200 today and talk to an experienced family lawyer today. We are available 24/7 to help you through this difficult time. Our Farmington Hills office is conveniently located on Northwestern Highway near Inkster. We can arrange after-hours and weekend appointments.