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
Karen’s Divorce Blog: Practical Information to Get You Through Your Divorce
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
Unless your last name ends in the word “Kardashian” you’re probably not a big fan of making a public scandal out of your private life. Like it or not, though, your divorce records will be public. Because of that, it’s worth investing some time and energy into making sure that those public divorce … Read more about How to Keep Your Private Life Out of Public Divorce Records
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
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
What do you do when your marriage is a mess, and you know you should get out, but you’re afraid to get divorced? Should you just stay married? Part of you tells yourself that you should just “buck up” and get divorced. But the thought of having to go to court and deal with all that conflict … Read more about I’m Afraid to Get Divorced, But I Don’t Want to Stay Married Either!
The day you discover that your spouse cheated is like the day you watched airplanes fly into the twin towers. It is your own, personal 9/11. From that day on, nothing is the same. Yet, as painful as it is, your spouse’s cheating does not necessarily mean your marriage is over. Your spouse’s behavior … Read more about Help! My Spouse Cheated! 10 Steps for Dealing with Infidelity
Gray divorce: “the demographic trend of an increasing divorce rate for older ("grey-haired") couples in long-lasting marriages.” You are over 50 – maybe over 60. Presumably you are old enough to know that people “your age” are not supposed to get divorced. Yet, here you are: stuck in a … Read more about 50 Shades of Gray Divorce
Dating during divorce. It’s so tempting! With all the hell you are going through with your spouse, you’re probably feeling stressed out, unloved, and definitely unappreciated. What better to take your mind off your misery, and boost your flagging self esteem, than a few dates with someone who … Read more about Dating During Divorce: 7 Reasons NOT to Go There!
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
Your marriage hasn’t been good for years. Your spouse has been distant. What's worse, your sex life is non-existent. You’ve tried everything you can think of to make things better: marriage counseling, couples retreats, “date nights.” Nothing has worked. After agonizing about what to do for what … Read more about You’re Getting Divorced, NOW Your Spouse Wants to Work on Your Marriage!
Divorce sucks for a whole lot of reasons, not the least of which is that you have no idea what to expect. So much of what happens in divorce seems unpredictable and unfair. Yet, as every divorce professional knows, even though every divorce is different, there are definite stages of divorce. There … Read more about How Understanding the Stages of Divorce Can Make Your Divorce Easier
“Going through a divorce is so much fun! It’s so uplifting and inspirational.” ... said NO ONE. Ever. Divorce is a roller coaster ride of negative emotions. Even going through the most amicable divorce hurts. That’s why learning how to cope with divorce is so important. Unfortunately, unless you … Read more about 10 Pro Tips for How To Cope With Divorce
Let’s face it. Divorce is expensive. Not only do you have to pay court costs and legal fees, but you are also likely to be racking up therapy bills too. Add that to the cost of establishing a second household, plus all of the hidden costs of divorce (moving, selling your home, taxes, separate health … Read more about How to Get a Divorce Without Breaking the Bank
I want a divorce but my husband doesn’t. I have been unhappy for years. I’ve tried to talk to him. No response. I tried to get him to go to marriage counseling. He said okay, but never went. I told him I was going to a divorce lawyer. He was upset at first, but now acts like nothing has changed. I … Read more about I Want a Divorce But My Husband Doesn’t: Am I Stuck?
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
How do you feel when you’ve crossed the mid-line of life and find yourself facing something you never dreamed you would face at this age: divorce? If you have been unhappy in your marriage for years, and can’t imagine facing your spouse 24/7 when you retire, you may feel strangely excited at the … Read more about Tips for Surviving a Divorce After 50
Nothing is worse than being stuck in an unhappy marriage. You don't know whether you should hang in there and keep trying to make things work, or whether it’s time to give up the ghost and get a divorce. The truth is, you really don’t want a divorce. But you don’t want to live the way you are … Read more about I Am Stuck in an Unhappy Marriage and I Want a Divorce … I Think?!
Going to court without a lawyer is rarely a good idea. Getting divorced without a lawyer, where your children, your assets, and your future income are at stake, is a really bad idea. Yet, sometimes, you don't have a choice. You may not have the money to pay a divorce lawyer. Or, your divorce lawyer … Read more about DIY Divorce : What to Do if You Have to Go to Court Without a Lawyer
“If I’m going to mediate my divorce, why do I need a lawyer, too?” It’s a logical question. Many mediators are lawyers. If you have a mediator who is also lawyer, it's natural to assume that you don’t need to hire a lawyer AND a mediator. I mean, why hire two people when one person alone could do … Read more about Mediating Your Divorce? Here’s Why You Need a Mediator AND a Lawyer