Coping with divorce – and doing it at least reasonably well – takes the patience of a saint and the inner strength of an advanced Zen master. (Neither of whom, coincidentally, usually get married!) Yet, of all the skills you need to successfully navigate through divorce, none is more critical than … Read more about Coping With Divorce: Are Your Emotional Triggers Sabotaging You?
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 rule in … Read more about Dressing for Success: What to Wear to Court
If you want to divorce your spouse without ending up as mortal enemies, what do you do? Having an amicable divorce sounds appealing. But you’re not exactly sure you and your spouse can pull that off without help. You’ve heard that Collaborative Law might be a good option. But you don’t have the … Read more about Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Collaborative Law and Divorce
Ask anyone how the divorce process works, and the answer you’ll get is not likely to be positive. Our divorce system is expensive, outdated, and seriously overburdened. Even still, it happens to be the only system we have. So, whether you’re okay with our current divorce system or think we … Read more about Everything You Need to Know To Choose the Right Divorce Process For You
The story is all too familiar. The kids stand on the front steps, consumed by sadness. They watch their father walk toward the car. Silent tears roll down their cheeks while their dad gets in the car and drives away. As soon as he’s out of view, he chokes up and pulls over. He doesn’t want to lose … Read more about Shared Parenting v. Equal Parenting: 5 Ways the New Laws Will Hurt Kids
Many people see divorce as a game – and one they definitely want to win! Actually, they don’t just want to win. They also want to make sure their spouse loses! To achieve those ends, these players adopt divorce strategies that they believe will catapult them ahead of their spouse. What they don’t … Read more about 7 Divorce Strategies to Avoid (Unless You’re a Masochist!)
Your divorce has turned ugly. Or, maybe it’s just complicated. Either way, you’ve been told you have to show up for a deposition. You feel like throwing up. You’re not sure what a divorce deposition is, but you’re pretty sure that surviving a divorce deposition is not going to make your top ten list … Read more about 25 Tips For Surviving A Divorce Deposition
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
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
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
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 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!
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
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
When you're going through a divorce, there are a million different ways you can make it ugly. You start by hiring the most aggressive trial lawyer you can find. Then you give that lawyer free rein to engage in every dirty trick in the book. You go to court early and often. You air all of your … Read more about Going Through an Ugly Divorce: You Can Win the Battle and Still Lose the War