Preparing for divorce seems like the ultimate betrayal. It conjures up images of the greedy businessman who hides all of his money in off-shore accounts right before he divorces his wife. Or, the gold-digger wife who patiently waits until the pre-nup has expired before telling her husband she’s … Read more about Preparing for Divorce: The Top 10 Tips You’ve Got to Know
Your divorce has turned ugly. Or, maybe it’s just complicated. Either way, you’ve been told you have to show up for a deposition. You feel like throwing up. You’re not sure what a divorce deposition is, but you’re pretty sure that surviving a divorce deposition is not going to make your top ten list … Read more about 25 Tips For Surviving A Divorce Deposition
Yes, it’s possible. You can get an amicable divorce. While some people believe that divorcing your spouse in a respectful, civilized way is about as likely as finding a unicorn in the middle of Times Square during rush hour, amicable divorces happen every day. But, they don’t happen by … Read more about Divorce Without War: 30 Tips for an Amicable Divorce
It’s awkward. All you did was ask your friend what was up. The last thing you expected to hear was, “I’m getting a divorce.” Now what are you supposed to do?! You want to be supportive, but you also don’t want to intrude. You're scared about saying the wrong thing, but you’re not sure what the right … Read more about 21 Ways to Support a Friend Going through a Divorce
What do you give someone who is going through a divorce? You don’t want to get too personal, yet you don’t want to seem insensitive either. You want to be helpful, but you don’t want to meddle. So, what is the perfect gift for your divorcing friend? Why, divorce books (or books to take their mind … Read more about 20 Best Divorce Books For Your Divorcing Friend (or You!)
Few things are more frustrating than trying to divorce someone who doesn’t want to be divorced. While you may be baffled by why your spouse is digging in his/her heels about your divorce, it happens all the time. Knowing that, however, doesn’t help much when you want to get divorced, but your … Read more about What to Do if Your Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers
It’s easy enough to overlook. When your head is spinning, your heart is shredded, and your entire world is falling apart, keeping your private life out of public divorce records is not something you are probably thinking about. Yet, it matters – and not just if you ever plan on running for public … Read more about How to Keep Your Private Life Out of Public Divorce Records
No fault divorce is the norm in every state in the United States. But that doesn’t mean that everyone thinks that it is a good idea. Conservatives and religious groups in particular have been pushing divorce reform for years. They answer the question "Should divorce be harder to get?" with a … Read more about No Fault Divorce: Should Divorce Be Harder to Get?
Having “the divorce conversation” sucks. It doesn’t matter whether you are the person who is breaking the news that you want a divorce, or the person who is listening in disbelief as your spouse tells you that your marriage is over. Either way, you are in pain. How to tell your spouse that you want … Read more about How to Tell Your Spouse That You Want a Divorce
Sometimes, the smallest things can make the biggest difference. When you are going through a divorce, getting a few good divorce tips can save you a ton of time and money, not to mention untold amounts of grief and aggravation. The problem is, the best divorce tips are likely to come from divorce … Read more about 27 Divorce Tips for a Better Divorce
Divorce statistics are amazing. If you look hard enough you can find statistics that supposedly show that you are more likely to divorce if you have girls rather than boys, if only you, but not your spouse, smokes, or if either you or your spouse gains 20% more than your body weight after … Read more about Divorce Facts: Can Divorce Statistics Help You Save Your Marriage?
Your family and friends mean well. They only want what is best for you. So, when your marriage falls apart, they can’t help but give you what they honestly believe is the perfect divorce advice. Only ... it’s not. As a matter of fact, all too often, the advice you get from your family and friends is … Read more about The Worst Divorce Advice Your Family Ever Gave You
“If you had to give divorce advice to your best friend, what would you say?” The question intrigued me. As someone who has been a divorce lawyer for decades, I’ve given my share of divorce advice. But what was my best stuff? If my brother, or my best friend, was getting divorced, what would I tell … Read more about 50 Best Pieces of Divorce Advice Your Lawyer May Not Have Told You (But Should Have!)
Going to court is stressful. You want to make a good impression. You want the judge to listen to you. (Ok, let’s be honest. You want to win.) Knowing what to wear to court, and dressing appropriately, is an important first step both in getting your voice heard, and persuading the judge to rule in … Read more about Dressing for Success: What to Wear to Court
January is boom time for divorce filings. Maybe it's because people want to get through the holidays without extra drama. Or, maybe the holiday drama itself is the last straw in your struggling marriage. Whatever the reason, you're done. No matter what time of year it is, if your marriage is falling … Read more about How to Prepare for Divorce No Matter When it Happens
Sometimes, you just gotta laugh! When you are going through a divorce, though, laughing is pretty much at the very bottom of your “To Do” List. It’s hard to find a reason to smile, let alone laugh. Yet, according to the Mayo Clinic, laughter improves your immune system, relieves pain, soothes … Read more about 7 Reasons Divorce Can Be Good for You
It’s not a secret any more. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced their divorce after 10 years of marriage. While some are surprised that this seemingly solid couple with three beautiful children has split, what’s most encouraging is how the two are handling their situation. Here are seven … Read more about Insights from the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Divorce
There is one truth about divorce that is the key to everything. If you know this one thing, you can predict, with surprising accuracy, how difficult your divorce will be, how badly your kids will be affected by it, and the level of financial devastation you will suffer once your divorce is finally … Read more about The Truth About Divorce: The #1 Factor That Predicts Everything
Few life events are as complicated or overwhelming as divorce. It is not surprising, then, that while you are trying to re-arrange your life, get a grip on your finances, navigate the legal system, help your children adjust to a new reality, and ride the emotional roller-coaster of divorce, … Read more about Use a Divorce Checklist to Avoid These 10 Common Mistakes
A Duke University study recently concluded that divorced people have an increased lifetime risk of having a heart attack. Other studies also claim to have shown that divorced people are more likely to develop symptoms of depression, commit suicide, have lowered immune function, and die prematurely. … Read more about Can We Really Trust Divorce Statistics?
Divorce lawyers are typically not shy about telling their clients what to do: "Don’t talk to your spouse." "Don’t argue in front of the kids." " Do what the judge says." "Make sure to make copies of everything!" Yet, there are also a lot of things most divorce lawyers don’t tell you ... but they … Read more about 8 Truths Most Divorce Lawyers Won’t Tell You
... But You Are Getting Divorced Anyway. Not everyone believes in divorce. Some people don’t believe in divorce for religious reasons. Other people don’t believe that it is ever ok to break a vow. Still other people believe that, although divorce may be an option for other people, it is not an … Read more about What to Do When You Don’t Believe in Divorce …
When the word “divorce” first pops into your consciousness, it’s normal to feel like you are in a slow motion movie, where everything else around you stops and all of your perceptions become distorted. Even after “reality” returns, it’s hard to focus and to wrap your head around what’s happening. … Read more about 10 Pieces of Bad Divorce Advice that Lawyers Give Clients
The New Year is a time for reflection, and, as I reflect on what’s been happening in the world of divorce over the past year, I am overwhelmed by the amount of amazing information that has become available! If you are going through a divorce, thinking about divorce, or dealing with the aftermath of … Read more about Top 10 Divorce Blog Posts