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
Valentine’s Day has come to represent the epitome of romantic love. Pictures of hearts and flowers dominate social media and getting dinner reservations at a decent restaurant is harder than scoring box seats at the Super Bowl. If you happen to be unattached though, figuring out how to … Read more about How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Alone
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!]
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
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 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
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
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!
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
Spending tens of thousands of dollars (or more!) on your divorce feels like intentionally setting fire to your life savings. No one wants to do that. … hence the allure of the cheap divorce! “Get a divorce without lawyers.” “You can get divorced for just $499.” “Cheap Divorce: Cheap, Easy and … Read more about 3 Reasons a Cheap Divorce Can Be Your Most Expensive Mistake
By definition, difficult conversations are, well, difficult! They are unpleasant, uncomfortable, and no one’s idea of a good time. They are also very often, exactly the kind of conversations you end up needing to have with your ex. Knowing how to handle those conversations, and how to talk to your … Read more about Difficult Conversations: 10 Tips for How to Talk To Your Ex
If you're going through a divorce, you know you need a divorce decree. You know it's an important document. But there are so many documents involved in divorce. You may not be entirely sure what a divorce decree is, or what should be in it. Yet, because your divorce decree IS so important, it's … Read more about Everything You Need to Know About Your Divorce Decree BEFORE You Sign It!
Divorce sucks. Losing half the time with your kids, as well as half of everything you own, sucks. Losing your home, a lot of your friends, and often a big chunk of your income, sucks. What sucks the most, though, is losing your very identity. You used to be a married person. You used to … Read more about Divorce Sucks! Here’s How You Can Make It Less Awful
Just like drinking and driving, social media and divorce simply don’t mix! The problem of course is that even though most people can figure out that posting their dirty divorce laundry on the internet is a really bad idea, sometimes divorce clouds their better judgment. Or, they mistakenly think … Read more about Social Media and Divorce: Here’s Why Facebook is NOT Your Friend!
Even when you have a divorce lawyer, making divorce mistakes is surprisingly easy. That's because most people aren't exactly at their best when they are getting a divorce. Honestly, it’s hard to operate at the top of your game when your entire life has just imploded and it feels like you’re walking … Read more about 21 Divorce Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make!
Preparing for divorce seems like the ultimate betrayal. It conjures up images of the greedy businessman who hides all of his money in off-shore accounts right before he divorces his wife. Or the gold-digger wife who patiently waits until the pre-nup has expired before telling her husband she’s … Read more about Preparing for Divorce: The Top 10 Tips You’ve Got to Know in 2019
Whether you’re looking for good divorce advice, preparing for mediation, or trying to reconcile with your ex, I’ve got you covered. I’ve combed through every blog post I wrote in 2018 so you could have the “best of the best” at your fingertips! Here are my top 10 most popular, best divorce blog … Read more about The Top 10 Best Divorce Blog Posts of 2018
Your divorce is over. You’ve separated your finances and divided the furniture. You are officially done with lawyers and judges and the whole divorce system. You know that it’s time to let go of the past and start your new life after divorce. But at this point, you have no idea how! The Usual … Read more about Creating Your New Life After Divorce: 10 Tips for Starting Over
You know it to your very core. You are done! Watching your husband stuff himself at Christmas parties is unbearable. Listening to that fake laugh your wife puts on when she is trying to be social makes you cringe. You hate the way your spouse looks, acts, talks, and smells. Even the sound of your … Read more about Christmas Divorce: Surviving the Holidays in an Unhappy Marriage