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?
Karen’s Divorce Blog: Practical Information to Get You Through Your Divorce
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. Usually, they can … but not always. That’s because when your lawyer gets involved, your … Read more about 10 Tips for How to Negotiate a Divorce Settlement That Doesn’t Suck
Prenups have long been used by the rich and famous to, well, stay rich and famous. (Okay, maybe not famous. But definitely rich!) For the rest of us, getting a prenup either seemed silly (because we weren’t rich and therefore didn’t need one) or greedy (because it made it seem like we were trying to … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Prenups: The Pros, The Cons, and How Prenups Work
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 are a multi-millionaire, a divorce late in life can devastate you financially. But getting gray divorce advice (i.e. advice that is specific to your particular … Read more about Gray Divorce Advice: 7 Things You Can’t Ignore In Divorce Over 50
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
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
Divorce litigation sucks for a whole lot of reasons. It is expensive, time-consuming, and ugly. But saving time, money, and energy are not the only reasons why you should avoid litigating your divorce. There are other, deeper reasons. What is Divorce Litigation, Anyway? According to Black’s … Read more about The 3 Real Reasons Divorce Litigation Sucks
Divorce and health insurance rank at the top of list of complicated and painful things you would rather not think about. That’s not surprising. Getting divorced is like having a hurricane drop into your life. Suddenly, everything in your world is whirling around you and you don’t know what to do … Read more about Divorce and Health Insurance: Does COBRA Make Sense For You?
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?
Engaging in a custody battle is rarely worth the pain and the price you will pay. It will drain your bank account and devastate your kids. It is arguably the most emotionally destructive war you can wage in divorce court. But, sometimes you have no choice. We have all read the stories of the … Read more about 15 Custody Battle Tips When Fighting is Your Only Option