No matter what the state of your marriage was before CoVid-19, living through a global pandemic AND an economic meltdown while you and your spouse are stuck together 24/7 can be challenging. If your marriage was already rocky before the quarantine, dealing with your marriage during quarantine can be … Read more about Marriage During Quarantine: 12 Survival Tips For Living Together 24/7
Divorce and Coronavirus: two things that nobody wants, yet so many of us now have to deal with in one way or another. If you’re going through a divorce, or if you were thinking about divorce before the coronavirus turned our world upside down, one question is probably burning a hole in the … Read more about Divorce and Coronavirus: Living with Uncertainty
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 when your marriage is making both of you miserable, it happens all the time. Unfortunately, knowing that … Read more about What to Do If Your Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers
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 a … Read more about How to Tell Your Spouse That You Want a Divorce
What do you think about when you hear the words: divorce stigma? Do you think about a time – say in the late 1800s maybe – when getting divorced was taboo? Do you think about a particular culture that frowns on (or won’t allow) divorce? Or do you think about how we in America view divorcing … Read more about Divorce Stigma: Why Getting Divorced Doesn’t Make You a Failure
The day you discover that your spouse cheated is like the day you watched airplanes fly into the twin towers. It's 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 … Read more about Help! My Spouse Cheated! 10 Steps for Dealing with Infidelity
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 … 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?