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 10 Tips for Managing Your Fear of Divorce
When your marriage is ending, you’re usually not thinking about how to set goals for your divorce. Your primary focus is simply on surviving. That’s natural. Yet, one of the biggest mistakes people make in divorce is NOT figuring out what they really want right from the start. They float … Read more about How To Set Goals For Your Divorce [… And Why You Need To!]
When you’re going through a divorce, and you feel like you’re all alone, having someone you can turn to for comfort and guidance can make a giant difference in your life. Yet, no matter how good your friends and family try to be, they can’t always be with you. Plus, unless they also happen to be … Read more about 30 Best Divorce Books: From Decision to Recovery
Divorce mediation costs less money, takes less time, and gives you more privacy and control over your divorce than contested litigation ever will ... when it works. The key to making it work is preparation. These mediation tips will help you get prepared so that you have the greatest chance for … Read more about 10 Divorce Mediation Tips to Make Your 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!)
There is no way to sugar-coat it. Surviving a divorce during the holidays is rough! You can’t help but remember past holidays when your family was together. Even if those past holidays were less than perfect (and how many of us really have perfect holidays?) they were … Read more about 12 Tips for Surviving Divorce During the Holidays
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
Going to court is stressful. You want to make a good impression. You want the judge to listen to you. (Okay, let’s be honest. You want to win.) Knowing what to wear to court, and dressing appropriately, is an important first step both in getting your voice heard, and persuading the judge to … Read more about What to Wear to Court if You Want to Do Well [HINT: Clothes Matter!]
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 … Read more about Can Unbundled Legal Services Make Your Divorce Cheaper?
“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 a lawyer, it's natural to assume that you don’t need to hire a lawyer AND a mediator for your divorce mediation. I mean, why hire … Read more about Divorce Mediation: Do You Need a Mediator AND a Lawyer?
The papers have been signed. The judgment has been entered. Your divorce is final. The thought of asking your divorce lawyer for a post-divorce checklist never even entered your mind. As far as you’re concerned, you’re done, right? … not exactly. (But, don’t stress out too much … Read more about Post-Divorce Checklist: 8 Things You MUST DO After Your Divorce is Final
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. Once … Read more about What are the Stages of Divorce?
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 
Going through a divorce is like taking a trip to another planet. It’s long, it’s scary, and when you get there you realize that nothing works the way you expected! You don’t even speak the language. The lawyers and judges are using divorce terms that are completely foreign to you. They might as well … Read more about The Ultimate List of Divorce Terms for Nonlawyers
“Should I get a divorce?” If that question has popped into your head, your marriage is already in trouble. Yet, just thinking about divorce isn’t necessarily one of the signs that your marriage is over. … although it could be! The truth is: deciding whether to divorce is huge. Making that … Read more about Should I Get a Divorce? 15 Signs That Your Marriage is Over
There is nothing funny about divorce – at least not while you’re going through it! Yet, because divorce is so serious, finding a way to laugh a little can help relieve the tension. These funny divorce quotes are designed to distract and (possibly) delight you during one of life’s toughest … Read more about Funny Divorce Quotes: 23 Divorce Memes That (Might) Make You Laugh!
We all know that good communication in marriage is important. We also know that bad (or non-existent!) communication in marriage eventually leads to divorce. Why is it then that if we know we SHOULD talk to our spouse, so many couples don’t? (Or they don’t do it well.) What Causes Lack of … Read more about Communication in Marriage: 3 Steps to a Healthier Relationship
Thirty years ago, it would have been unthinkable. No one had a divorce party. People wouldn’t dream of celebrating their divorce – even if getting a divorce was the best thing that ever happened to them. Divorce was something you were ashamed of. It’s not something that anyone wanted to … Read more about Should You Have a Divorce Party to Celebrate Your Divorce?
Everyone knows someone who’s divorced. Most of us know lots of people who are divorced. It’s not surprising then that we all have our own ideas of what to expect in a divorce. The problem is that we’re not sure whether what we expect to happen in our divorce will actually happen or not. We don’t … Read more about What to Expect in a Divorce: 19 Things That Are (and ARE NOT!) True
Co-parenting with a narcissist is qualitatively different than co-parenting with any other person on the planet. It’s terrifying, infuriating, and humiliating … and that’s on a good day! The worst part is that once you’ve had children with a narcissist, you’re going to have to parent with a … Read more about 21 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist
No one wants to get stuck in a divorce that drags on for years. Yet, many divorces do exactly that. So, why does divorce take so long if everyone wants it to be over asap? There are many reasons. But most of those reasons fall into five general categories: The 5 Main Reasons Divorce Takes So … Read more about Why Does Divorce Take So Long?
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 … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Prenups: The Pros, The Cons, and How Prenups Work
Spending tens of thousands of dollars (or more!) on your divorce feels like intentionally setting fire to your life savings. No one wants to do that. … hence the allure of the cheap divorce! “Get a divorce without lawyers.” “You can get divorced for just $499.” “Cheap Divorce: Cheap, Easy and … Read more about 3 Reasons a Cheap Divorce Can Be Your Most Expensive Mistake
You can’t help it. It’s not that you are wishing evil upon your spouse while you are going through a divorce (okay, so maybe you are!). But you can’t help wondering every now and then: what would happen if my spouse just died? While that would certainly make your divorce go away, it would also make … Read more about Child Support After Death: 6 Tips for Providing for the Kids If Your Ex Dies