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?
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?
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
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?
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?
Everything happens in its own time. But, when it comes to divorce, it seems like nothing happens on time or in time! It’s bad enough that getting a divorce is like having an ice-pick driven through your heart. But the way that divorces drag on and on makes the pain so much worse. You wish you could … Read more about How to Set A Divorce Timeline (That Works!)
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. After all, they have studied negotiation strategies. You haven't. Usually, they can … but … Read more about 10 Negotiation Strategies: Negotiating a Divorce Settlement That’s Fair
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
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
The minute the word “divorce” enters your consciousness, your brain gets flooded with questions: “What do I do now?” “How am I going to survive?” “What will happen to the kids?” “Will I spend the rest of my life alone?” All of those questions are important to ask yourself at some point. But … Read more about The 3 Most Important Questions 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?
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
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?!