Preparing for mediation is like preparing for trial. You either know what you’re doing and you do it right, or you risk losing everything. Of course, going through mediation is not nearly as dramatic as going to trial. In mediation you don’t have pin-stripe suited lawyers making impassioned … Read more about Preparing for Mediation in 5 Simple Steps: Your Keys to Mediation Success
Two things most sane people seek to avoid are divorce and taxes. Unfortunately, when you’re going through a divorce, not paying attention to taxes can cost you thousands. That's especially true with the new tax law changes going into effect this year and next. Now more than ever, not understanding … Read more about Divorce and Taxes: Will the New Tax Law Changes Cost You More?
If you’re going to get divorced, it usually doesn’t matter too much when you do it. Unless your business is on the verge of going public, or you’re about to inherit a million dollars, the timing of your divorce is generally not a big deal. But now that Congress has changed the alimony tax deduction, … Read more about The Alimony Tax Deduction: Will 2018 Be the Best Year to Divorce?
You’ve been wrestling with the idea of getting a divorce for months – maybe years. You’ve finally decided that you’re ready. (Or you’ve realized that, ready or not, you just can’t take it anymore!) You know you want a divorce. The biggest question you have now is: Now what? The Biggest Challenge … Read more about I Want a Divorce! … Now What? (7 First Steps When You’re Facing Divorce)
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!)
Yes, it’s possible. You can get an amicable divorce. While some people believe that divorcing your spouse in a respectful, civilized way is about as likely as finding a unicorn in the middle of Times Square during rush hour, amicable divorces happen every day. But, they don’t happen by … Read more about Divorce Without War: 30 Tips for an Amicable Divorce
You walk out of the court room with a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Your case just got continued for what seems like the hundredth time. It’s been dragging on for well over a year. Your divorce lawyer has doesn’t seem to care. He told you not to worry. Now you’re wondering whether a … Read more about Can You (Should You) Change Attorneys During Your Divorce?
There’s never a good time to do certain things. Like get a root canal. Or, discover you have a brain tumor. Or get a divorce. But, when you know deep inside that your marriage is in serious trouble, and you can’t remember the last time you were happy, it’s natural to wonder whether it may be time to … Read more about When is it Time to Divorce? 18 Questions to Help You Decide
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
It’s easy enough to overlook. When your head is spinning, your heart is shredded, and your entire world is falling apart, keeping your private life out of public divorce records is not something you are probably thinking about. Yet, it matters – and not just if you ever plan on running for public … Read more about How to Keep Your Private Life Out of Public Divorce Records
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
I want a divorce but my husband doesn’t. I have been unhappy for years. I’ve tried to talk to him. No response. I tried to get him to go to marriage counseling. He said okay, but never went. I told him I was going to a divorce lawyer. He was upset at first, but now acts like nothing has changed. I … Read more about I Want a Divorce But My Husband Doesn’t: Am I Stuck?
Your family and friends mean well. They only want what is best for you. So, when your marriage falls apart, they can’t help but give you what they honestly believe is the perfect divorce advice. Only ... it’s not. As a matter of fact, all too often, the advice you get from your family and friends is … Read more about The Worst Divorce Advice Your Family Ever Gave You
“If you had to give divorce advice to your best friend, what would you say?” The question intrigued me. As someone who has been a divorce lawyer for decades, I’ve given my share of divorce advice. But what was my best stuff? If my brother, or my best friend, was getting divorced, what would I … Read more about 50+ Pieces of Divorce Advice Your Lawyer May Not Have Told You (But Should Have!)
One of the scariest parts of getting divorced is wondering whether your ex is going to take you to the cleaners. Sadly, when it comes to divorce and money, there are no guarantees. We all know people who have been left financially devastated by an ex who seemed to be hell-bent on destroying them. … Read more about Divorce and Money: 8 Tips to Keep Your Ex From Hurting You Financially 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
We all know that we are supposed to take the high road in life. We have heard it from our parents, teachers, spiritual leaders, and even that little voice in our head that always has an opinion about what we “should” do. But what exactly does it mean to take the high road in divorce? Here are a few … Read more about 10 Ways to Take the High Road In Divorce – And the Best Reason to Do It
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!
Do you know the feeling you get after you have been on a carnival ride where you have just been twirled upside down and spun in circles so many times that you want to throw up? It’s that feeling of being so queasy and so unstable that you can’t even stand up, let alone walk, talk or think? If you … Read more about Help! My Divorce is Spinning Out of Control! 5 Tips to Get Back on Track
One of the reasons many people hesitate to get divorced is that getting divorced isn’t cheap. Divorce lawyers are expensive. It also takes more money to support two households than one. All of that makes divorce expensive. On top of that, there are hidden costs of divorce that most people don’t … Read more about The Top 5 Hidden Costs of Divorce
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
Focus on what matters. It sounds so simple, doesn't it? Yet, as with so many other simple things in life, focusing on what matters, especially when you are caught up in the emotional turmoil of divorce, is much easier said than done. When your marriage is falling apart and your whole life is up in … Read more about The Key to a Sensible Divorce : Focus on What Matters