No one in their right mind wants to spend years of their lives, and tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars fighting a contested divorce. That’s probably why so many people start their divorce believing that it will be uncontested. They want to believe their divorce will be amicable. A few … Read more about If One of These Things is True, You’re Headed For a Contested Divorce
Karen’s Divorce Blog: Practical Information to Get You Through Your Divorce
When your spouse first says, “I want a divorce,” you feel like you just got sucker-punched by the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Time slows down, and everything seems a little surreal. Even if you were the one who decided to pull the trigger on your divorce, you probably still don’t feel much … Read more about How to Deal With Heartbreak [29 Tips to Get You Through the Pain]
When you’re trying to get through divorce it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Divorce adds so many extra things to your “To Do” list that it’s like a second job! What’s even worse is that everything is so uncertain, so unclear, that you’re not sure what you’re supposed to do. Plus, you don’t feel … Read more about The Secret Way to Get Through Divorce Without Being Overwhelmed
When you’re divorcing a narcissist, the rules are different. In a “normal” divorce (if there is such a thing), people get angry and then they get over it. They do stupid things, but then they feel sorry about it. Their divorce craziness is more like temporary insanity than a permanent mental … Read more about Divorcing a Narcissist? 10 Survival Tips You’re Going to Need
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
Did you ever wish you had a fairy godmother? Someone who could just wave a magic wand and make all the ugliness of your divorce go away? Or, maybe you wish you had a superpower that would let you repair your relationship without a single harsh word? While superpowers and fairy godmothers may be the … Read more about 5 Ways Divorce Counseling Can Save You
What do life insurance and divorce have in common? Besides being confusing, they’re both uncomfortable realities that most people would rather avoid. They are also often intertwined. If you don’t understand how life insurance works in your divorce, you and your loved ones can suffer huge financial … Read more about Life Insurance and Divorce: Are You as Secure as You Think?
If the thought of going to a divorce hearing terrifies you, you’re not alone. Divorce court is terrifying – not only because it’s completely different than anything you’ve ever experienced before, but also because you have so much at stake. Actually, you have everything at stake. If you want to … Read more about 20 Smart Tips to Get Through Your Divorce Hearing with Ease
You want a divorce, but you don’t want to spend your life’s savings in the process. You know you need help, but you’ve heard so many horror stories about how divorce lawyers make everything worse, that you’re not sure that you want or need a divorce lawyer. You’re tempted to go for a DIY … Read more about Should You Get a Divorce Without a Lawyer? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
Most lawyers will tell you not to even try to negotiate a divorce settlement with your spouse. That’s because most lawyers believe that they can negotiate for you better than you can negotiate for yourself. After all, they have studied negotiation strategies. You haven't. Usually, they can … but … Read more about 10 Negotiation Strategies: Negotiating a Divorce Settlement That’s Fair
When you’re going through a divorce, hiring a divorce financial planner seems like one more expense you honestly don’t need. If you’re like most people, you probably assume that you have enough common sense to figure out your finances yourself. With your divorce expenses mounting, divorce financial … Read more about 8 Ways Divorce Financial Planning Can Help You Avoid Costly Mistakes
Among those who want to get divorced amicably, collaborative divorce is all the rage. It keeps you out of court, prevents your private affairs from becoming a public spectacle, and is a “kinder and gentler” way to divorce. But, it doesn’t work for everyone. The question is: will the Collaborative … Read more about Pros and Cons of the Collaborative Divorce Process: Is it Right for You?
Divorce at any age is rough. But divorce over 50 brings a special set of problems that divorce at a younger age does not. Unless you’re a multi-millionaire, a divorce late in life can devastate you financially. It can also do irreparable damage to your kids, even though they’re adults. Recovering … Read more about Divorce Over 50: 7 Things You BETTER Understand!
Staying in a bad marriage can be hell for a lot of reasons. You’re not happy. You feel like you always have to walk on eggshells. Your life is not where you want it to be. What’s worse, you’re not sure how it got to be this bad, or what you can do to change it! In truth, you’re not sure you even … Read more about Is Staying in a Bad Marriage Killing You?
The papers have been signed. The judgment has been entered. Your divorce is final. Now what? Your Divorce May be Final, But You’re Not Done! Going through a divorce is exhausting on every level. The day your divorce is finally over, you just want to put it behind you. That’s … Read more about My Divorce is Final, Now What?!! Your Post-Divorce Checklist
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
You walk out of the court room with a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Your case just got continued for what seems like the hundredth time. It’s been dragging on for well over a year. Your divorce lawyer has doesn’t seem to care. He told you not to worry. Now you’re wondering whether a … Read more about Can You (Should You) Change Attorneys During Your Divorce?
Why is it that, even when you know what you should do, you don’t do it? You want to do it. You intend to do it. But at the same time, the very thought of doing the thing you know you should do (like, get a divorce) terrifies you. So you wait, turned into stone by your fear of divorce. Meanwhile, … Read more about 9 Tips for Managing Your Fear of Divorce
The court room is packed. Lawyers are milling around the front of the room, waiting for the judge. Some ooze confidence. Most are stressed. A few look bored. Outside the low wooden gate that separates the lawyers and the judge from the rest of the world, nervous litigants pack the wooden benches – … Read more about The #1 Myth About Going to Divorce Court
What do you do when your marriage is trouble? If you’re like most people, you look for help. Yet, the last person most people would ever go to for marriage advice is a divorce lawyer. That’s not surprising. Divorce lawyers are generally in the business of ending marriages, not saving them. But … Read more about Surprising Marriage Advice from a Divorce Lawyer
There’s never a good time to do certain things. Like get a root canal. Or, discover you have a brain tumor. Or get a divorce. But, when you know deep inside that your marriage is in serious trouble, and you can’t remember the last time you were happy, it’s natural to wonder whether it may be time to … Read more about When is it Time to Divorce? 18 Questions to Help You Decide
Good divorce advice is like a shelter on high ground in a tsunami. You need it when you need it. When you don’t need it, you’re rarely paying attention to it … which is why you may have missed some of the divorce advice in my best divorce blog posts this past year. But, not to worry. Here is a … Read more about Top 10 Best Divorce Blog Posts of 2016
What do you do when someone verbally attacks you for no apparent reason? What do you do when someone over reacts to the smallest perceived slight – even when you didn’t mean to offend them? How do you handle the critical, angry, and self-absorbed bad behavior of high conflict people? It’s not … Read more about How to Handle High Conflict People in Divorce and in Life
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