The worst part of divorce IS NOT being dragged through the legal system, dividing up all of your personal possessions, or watching your kids’ college fund get drained to pay lawyers. (Although all of those are pretty horrible.) The worst thing about divorce is losing your sense of security, your … Read more about Divorce and Your Emotional Health: 10 Tips for Maintaining Your Sanity
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... But You're 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 biggest assets most people have are their home and their retirement plans. So, it is no surprise that dividing these assets when a couple divorces is tough. While dividing a couple’s interest in their home and in their retirement plans can both be complicated, it is especially tricky to divide … Read more about How to Divide Your Retirement Plan in Divorce
The Rhythm and Timing of Divorce The two questions a divorce lawyer hears more than any others are: how much does a divorce cost; and how long does a divorce take? The answer to both questions is the same: it depends. What Affects How Long a Divorce Will Take? According to statistics, a typical … Read more about How Long Does a Divorce Take?
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
The conversation starts something like this: "Hi, Karen. I’m, um, here because, well, um, because my husband wants a divorce. But, I want to save my marriage! My husband says he doesn't love me anymore, but I know he doesn't mean it. He won't go to counseling, but I just feel like, if I can hang … Read more about Help! I Don’t Want to Get Divorced but My Spouse Does!
Do you avoid talking to your spouse/ex unless you absolutely have no choice because dealing with them is just so draining? Does your ex ridicule, belittle, or scream at you – for everything? Are your spouse’s reactions to any conflict or disagreement way out of proportion to whatever is going on? If … Read more about How to Deal With a High Conflict Spouse
If Lying, Cheating and Bad-Mouthing Don’t Matter, What Does? I got an email the other day that really made me think. Essentially, it said, “My spouse has lied to me, cheated on me, and bad-mouthed me to the kids. Yet every lawyer I’ve talked to said the judge doesn’t care. I still have to give my … Read more about I Don’t Understand Why Divorce is so Unfair!
Technology and divorce are a beautiful thing ... especially for divorce lawyers! Technology and divorce are the perfect match for court room drama. No longer do lawyers have to rely on he said/she said hearsay arguments to convince the judge that they are right. With the advent of emails, text … Read more about Technology and Divorce: 5 Tech Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Divorce Case
Do you know the feeling you get after you have been on a carnival ride where you have just been twirled upside down and spun in circles so many times that you want to throw up? It’s that feeling of being so queasy and so unstable that you can’t even stand up, let alone walk, talk or think? If you … Read more about Help! My Divorce is Spinning Out of Control! 5 Tips to Get Back on Track
What if everything you believed about divorce turned out not to be true? While chances are that some of the "divorce facts" that you believe actually are true, unless you are a divorce professional and you understand how the divorce system really works, chances also are that a lot of the things you … Read more about The 10 Biggest Divorce Myths
One of the most important decisions you have to make when you are getting divorced is who to hire as your divorce attorney. Hire the right attorney, and you will go through the divorce process knowing that you are getting the best advice possible. Hire the wrong attorney and you will feel like you … Read more about Top 10 Mistakes in Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
We have all read the studies. Research about the effects of divorce on children doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Studies have allegedly shown that kids whose parents divorce are more likely to smoke, drop out of school, and commit crime than kids from intact families. It has been claimed that … Read more about The Surprising Truth About the Effects of Divorce on Children
They are caught in the perfect storm. At the same time that the baby boomers are experiencing the highest divorce rate in the country, their children – the 20 and 30 year olds with no job who have been knick-named “the boomerang generation” – are returning home to live with “mom and dad” in record … Read more about What Happens to the Boomerang Generation When Their Parents Divorce?
Regardless of your politics, or your opinion of Michael Moore, the controversial documentary film producer who has won critical acclaim for his movies Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11, we have all learned a lot from him over the years. Not only have we learned something … Read more about What We Can Learn from the Michael Moore Divorce
“Who? Me? Get married again? Are you crazy?!” The last thing that most people want to do after they have just gotten divorced is to get married again! But once the dust has settled, things change. When their divorce is farther behind them, most people eventually start thinking about love again. … Read more about Life After Divorce: Is it Possible to Find Love Again?
I’ve seen it happen a number of times now. Clients with adult children come into my office seeking representation in a divorce. No matter the circumstances that led them into divorce, most of them believe the biggest myth about the effect of divorce on adult children: they assume that since their … Read more about The Biggest Myth About the Effect of Divorce on Adult Children
Ever since Gwyneth Paltrow described her split from musician husband Chris Martin as a “conscious uncoupling” rather than a “divorce” experts have been falling all over themselves to talk about conscious uncoupling, and weigh in about whether it’s a good or bad thing. Interestingly, until Gwyneth … Read more about How to Get Divorced like Gwyneth Paltrow: Is Conscious Uncoupling for You?
When thoughts of divorce first enter your mind, they are usually followed pretty quickly by thoughts of money. After all, getting divorced is expensive. What’s more, its normal to be worried about how you are going to survive after the divorce is over. In order to figure out whether you are going … Read more about How Do I Know if I Can Afford to Get Divorced? The Art and Science of How to Make a Budget
We've all seen the dramatic scene on TV. The court room is packed. Both parties are standing at separate tables with their attorneys hovering close by, whispering in their ears. Then the judge bangs down the gavel and exclaims: "You're in contempt of court! Sheriff! Take that person away!" It all … Read more about You’re in Contempt of Court! How Not to Get Thrown in Jail by Your Divorce Judge
The first thing most people think about when they are facing a divorce is getting a lawyer. But divorce lawyers are expensive. Not everyone can afford to be represented by a lawyer in their divorce. Luckily, in today's world, you can have the benefit of legal advice, and still represent yourself. … Read more about Do You Really Need a Divorce Lawyer? Understanding Unbundled Legal Services
Judith Saunders, a retired British teacher, recently spent five years and £100,000 (that's over $164,000.00) in a London court trying to get back the wedding ring she bought for her now ex-husband when they got married forty years ago. The ring cost £550 (approximately $900.00). Crazy? I think so. … Read more about Divorce and the Family Jewels: What if You Are Fighting Over Jewelry in a Divorce?
Tom Cruise's recent admission that his ex–wife Katie Holmes filed for divorce to protect their daughter Suri from Scientology highlights what can happen when divorce and religion mix and go awry. While religion may not be a motivating factor in most people's divorce, it can be an important part of a … Read more about Divorce and Religion: How Do Parents of Different Religions Deal if They Divorce?