Life changes. Sometimes it changes a lot. If your life has changed since you got divorced, you may be wondering whether you can change your child support order to keep up with the times. While getting a child support modification isn’t necessarily difficult, it isn’t necessarily easy either. It also … Read more about Child Support Modification: Your Questions Answered
Karen’s Divorce Blog: Practical Information to Get You Through Your Divorce
When your ex stops making child support payments your initial reaction is to want to take him/her to court. You’re stung by how horribly unfair it is that your ex is “getting away with” not doing what s/he is supposed to do. You’re also furious that now YOU have to struggle to make ends meet because … Read more about My Ex Is Not Making Child Support Payments Now I’m Running Short!
Have you ever tried to play a game without understanding the rules? If you have, chances are, the game did not go well for you. You probably lost big time. Going through a divorce is similar. If you want to have any chance of getting through it well, you have to understand how divorce … Read more about The Real Truth About How Divorce Works: 10 Rules You May Not Know
The story is all too familiar. The kids stand on the front steps, consumed by sadness. They watch their father walk toward the car. Silent tears roll down their cheeks while their dad gets in the car and drives away. As soon as he’s out of view, he chokes up and pulls over. He doesn’t want to lose … Read more about Shared Parenting v. Equal Parenting: 5 Ways the New Laws Will Hurt Kids
The two things that people worry about most in divorce are their money and their kids. Unfortunately, worrying about money doesn’t prevent those same people from making enormous financial mistakes in divorce. Here are a list of the top financial mistakes people make in divorce. Once you know … Read more about 10 Financial Mistakes in Divorce You Don’t Want to Make
When you’re going through a challenging time in life, sharing a quote can be surprisingly comforting. They can make you laugh, or make you cry. They can inspire you and motivate you. Most of all, they make you feel like you’re not alone. Maybe that’s why divorce quotes are so popular. The Power of … Read more about 43 Most Inspiring and Motivational Divorce Quotes
Two things most sane people seek to avoid are divorce and taxes. Unfortunately, when you’re going through a divorce, not paying attention to taxes can cost you thousands. That's especially true with the new tax law changes going into effect this year and next. Now more than ever, not understanding … Read more about Divorce and Taxes: Will the New Tax Law Changes Cost You More?
If you’re going to get divorced, it usually doesn’t matter too much when you do it. Unless your business is on the verge of going public, or you’re about to inherit a million dollars, the timing of your divorce is generally not a big deal. But now that Congress has changed the alimony tax deduction, … Read more about The Alimony Tax Deduction: Will 2018 Be the Best Year to Divorce?
Pilots use them. Surgeons use them. Lawyers use them. Professionals all around the world use checklists to make sure that complex tasks get completed properly and that nothing gets missed. Of all the tools you use in your divorce, a divorce checklist can be the one that makes the biggest … Read more about Can a Divorce Checklist Help You Avoid These 10 Common Divorce Mistakes?
You’ve been wrestling with the idea of getting a divorce for months – maybe years. You’ve finally decided that you’re ready. (Or you’ve realized that, ready or not, you just can’t take it anymore!) You know you want a divorce. The biggest question you have now is: Now what? The Biggest Challenge … Read more about I Want a Divorce! … Now What? (7 First Steps When You’re Facing Divorce)
Your marriage is over. You know it. You’re dealing with it. But the thought of losing your dog or cat along with your spouse is tearing your heart out. You’re willing to fight for your furry friend. The problem is: so is your spouse! You’ll share if you have to. But, is pet custody even a … Read more about Pet Custody: Who Gets the Dog in Divorce?
Everything happens in its own time. But, when it comes to divorce, it seems like nothing happens on time or in time! It’s bad enough that getting a divorce is like having an ice-pick driven through your heart. But the way that divorces drag on and on makes the pain so much worse. You wish you could … Read more about How to Set A Divorce Timeline (That Works!)
Your marriage isn’t going well. ... Okay, your marriage pretty much sucks. But the thought of getting a divorce is terrifying! You’re not even sure you want a divorce. You just want your marriage to change. You want your life to change. Maybe a trial separation will help. The problem is, … Read more about 3 Things You MUST Agree On For A Trial Separation to Work
Maybe you’re just starting to think about divorce. Or, maybe you’re in the middle of your divorce, but you’ve been so busy that you missed some blog posts that could help you a ton! Or maybe you’re a divorce professional just scoping for good stuff. No matter who you are, if you’re looking for my … Read more about Top 10 Best Divorce Blog Posts of 2017
Politicians and lawyers both have a reputation for never giving a straight answer to a simple question. So, when asked, "Do divorced parents have to pay for their children's college expenses?" like any good lawyer, the answer I usually give is, "it depends." How to Figure Out if You May Have to Pay … Read more about Do Divorced Parents Have to Pay for their Children’s College Expenses?
Mediation costs less money, takes less time, and gives you more privacy and control over the outcome of your divorce than contested litigation ever will ... when it works. The problem is, it doesn’t always work. If your spouse is determined to fight to the death, or is purposely hiding money, or … Read more about 10 Divorce Mediation Tips to Make Your Divorce Mediation a Success
Divorce can be awkward. When your friend tells you that s/he just got divorced, you can never be sure whether you’re supposed to say, “I’m sorry,” or “Congratulations!” Divorce gifts are no better. Divorce gifts can be funny, sensitive, crude or cringe-worthy! Sending a divorce gift to someone … Read more about Top 10 Unusual Divorce Gifts for Your Divorcing Friend (or You!)
Narcissists love to win. Divorce, to them, is a game. That makes divorcing them in any reasonable kind of way extremely challenging. Their expectations are usually unrealistic. They don’t feel a need to compromise. Even if you don’t think of your divorce as a game, at some point you can’t help but … Read more about 10 Tips for How You Can “Win” When Divorcing A Narcissist
If you’re not happy with your divorce lawyer, you’re not alone. Divorce lawyers are like undertakers. When you need them you need them. But, no one is ever excited about having to hire them. For better or for worse, it’s not uncommon to have problems with your divorce lawyer. They’re chronically … Read more about Not Happy With Your Divorce Lawyer? 3 Simple Steps To Decide If It’s Time For A Change
Many people see divorce as a game – and one they definitely want to win! Actually, they don’t just want to win. They also want to make sure their spouse loses! To achieve those ends, these players adopt divorce strategies that they believe will catapult them ahead of their spouse. What they don’t … Read more about 7 Divorce Strategies to Avoid (Unless You’re a Masochist!)
By the time you’re done with your divorce, you usually want to be done with your ex, too. Unfortunately, if you have kids together, talking to your ex is not optional. You’re going to have to talk to your ex about schedules, money, parenting issues, and more. What’s more, you’re going to have to … Read more about 10 Tips for How to Talk to Your Ex About the Kids (Without Losing it!)
If you ask any lawyer why divorce is so expensive s/he will tell you that it’s because conflict costs money. The more you and your spouse fight, the more your divorce will cost. But, saying that fighting is what drives up the cost of divorce is like saying that eating the wrong foods will make … Read more about The Real Reason That Divorce is so Expensive
Like most people, you really believed your marriage was going to be forever. You thought you would beat the odds. But you didn’t. Your marriage is over. You know it in your head. But your heart can’t seem to adjust. No matter what you do, you just can’t figure out how to let go. What Are You Trying … Read more about How to Let Go When You Want to Hang On: 7 Tips for Moving Forward
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