When it comes to divorce a lot can be learned from Katie Holmes. Most women who get divorced are usually the David against the Goliath (husband) and usually don’t come out ahead. In the case of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, David wins again. Not only did she catch Tom by surprise (maybe?), she seemed to get everything she wanted in the end and quickly. The key to Katie’s success was the one thing most women seeking divorce don’t do – PLAN.
That is correct, plan. She was able to put things in order before filing for divorce. She knew that Tom Cruise had way more money than she had at his disposal and this could afford him the upper hand in a divorce. Sounds familiar? The average woman in a marriage doesn’t make half as much as their husband’s which usually puts them at a disadvantage when filing for a divorce if they don’t plan well. Women today could learn a lot from Katie Holmes, she changed her cell phone, got a new apartment, consulted a lawyer, got a new bodyguard, etc.
She did it in a way that he would not become suspicious. She told him she needed the apartment for security reasons, change her cell phone to disconnect herself from his friends, got a new bodyguard so the new one would have allegiance to her only. This was brilliant planning for women whose life is constantly in the spotlight. I totally applaud Katie Holmes not just for what she did for herself and her child but she now has left a blueprint for other women to follow.
So ladies, if you think you can get a fair divorce settlement from a powerful, controlling husband – think again. Think Katie Holmes.