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The unfortunate absolute facts are Lump sums are a huge particular problem1 2 for people with spending problems 3. People with spending problems burn through lump sums instantly. People with spending problems never change. It's impossible to fix the behavioral problem.4 As OP has already stated, OP's option 2 will not happen. There are only two ...


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There is not a lot that you can do to force your wife to spend this money appropriately, but since divorce is one of the options on the table, it may be a good idea to contact a lawyer to write up a postnuptual agreement before the lump sum is paid. This allows your spouse to put the all of her good decisions in writing before the temptation to spend the ...


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If you try to keep too much money away from her, option 3 will happen because she will feel you are imposing on her. The best thing to do now is just keep it down to a normal level, what that is you can decide with her. If she does not conform to this I would cut things off, no matter how hard it is, so that not only do your kids have a place to visit, you ...


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