No one in their right mind wants to spend years of their lives, and tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars fighting a contested divorce. That’s probably why so many people start their divorce believing that it will be uncontested. They want to believe their divorce will be amicable. A few … Read more about If One of These Things is True, You’re Headed For a Contested Divorce
Most lawyers will tell you not to even try to negotiate a divorce settlement with your spouse. That’s because most lawyers believe that they can negotiate for you better than you can negotiate for yourself. Usually, they can … but not always. That’s because when your lawyer gets involved, your … Read more about 10 Tips for How to Negotiate a Divorce Settlement That Doesn’t Suck
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
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 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 makes sense to assume that you don’t need to hire two people when one person alone could do the job. Unfortunately, one person … Read more about Understanding the Divorce Mediation Process: Why You Need a Mediator AND a Lawyer
The minute the word “divorce” enters your consciousness, your brain gets flooded with questions you never thought you were going to need to ask: “What do I do?” “Where will I live?” “What will happen to the kids?” “How do I find a lawyer?” All of those are important questions. But they are not … Read more about The 3 Most Important Questions in Divorce
January is boom time for divorce filings. Maybe it's because people want to get through the holidays without extra drama. Or, maybe the holiday drama itself is the last straw in your struggling marriage. Whatever the reason, you're done. No matter what time of year it is, if your marriage is falling … Read more about How to Prepare for Divorce No Matter When it Happens
How do you think divorce – and specifically YOUR divorce if you are in the middle of one – should go? Should everything be amicable? Should you be able to get along for the sake of the kids? Or, do you think it is more likely that you and your spouse will be battling like Roman gladiators over … Read more about The Secret Key to Minimizing Divorce Drama: Managing Expectations!
Everything happens in its own time, but, when it comes to divorce, it seems like nothing happens on time! The legal system is notorious for being slow. What’s even worse is that, if you don’t understand how the legal system works, you have absolutely no idea what is going on, or what to expect. … Read more about How to Set Your Divorce Timeline
Getting divorced is not what it used to be. In “the old days,” (i.e. 25+ years ago) everybody got divorced pretty much the same way: they hired a lawyer, served their spouse with a summons, went to court, fought for awhile, and eventually settled or went to trial. Today, you have so many more … Read more about How to Choose the Divorce Process That Will Work Best for You
"Divorce stress" may not be recognized as a bona fide clinical condition by medical doctors, but anyone who has been through a divorce can tell you that divorce stress is real. Sleepless nights, tear-filled days, weight loss, weight gain, depression, and anxiety are just a few of the symptoms that … Read more about 5 Tips to Help You Deal With Divorce Stress
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?
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
Its no secret that divorce is traumatic. When you are going through a divorce you lose your (presumably) most intimate relationship, threaten your financial stability, and rock your children’s world. Your life, your home, your identity – everything is turned upside down. But that’s only part of the … Read more about Coping With Divorce: The Secret “Double Whammy” No One Tells You About
Do you want to try to settle your divorce case yourself, without racking up thousands of dollars in attorney's fees and going through expensive and exhausting litigation? Contrary to what most people believe, it is possible to settle your divorce case on your own. Even if you already have an … Read more about Negotiation Strategies to Settle Your Divorce Case on Your Own
"The divorce judge is biased against me!" "She won't let me talk." "I just want to tell the divorce judge what really happened." I hear people saying this all the time. I can see that they are frustrated and that they feel like the court system is unfair. The problem, though, isn't necessarily that … Read more about Why Won’t the Divorce Judge Listen to Me? Getting Your Voice Heard in Divorce Court
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
If you ever wondered why it is important to know what you are doing before you settle your divorce case, the answer is simple: a deal is a deal. Once you've agreed to settle your case, and you've signed all of the paperwork, and the judge has entered the judgment in court, it is extremely difficult … Read more about A Deal is a Deal: Overturning a Divorce Judgment is an Uphill Battle
Just when you think you've heard it all, someone comes up with something new and, well, it kind of rocks your world a little bit. At least, that's how I felt when I read the latest news about the "Divorce Hotel." You check in on Friday married, and, after spending the weekend working with … Read more about Divorce Hotel … Really?!
In the past, there were not a lot of different ways to get through a divorce. Everyone got divorced in pretty much the same way. Everyone went to a lawyer, filed a case in court, fought like crazy, and eventually settled or tried their case. That's no longer true today. Today, there are at … Read more about 4 Ways to Get Through a Divorce