December 27

Top 10 Best Divorce Blog Posts of 2016

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Good divorce advice is like a shelter on high ground in a tsunami. You need it when you need it. When you don’t need it, you’re rarely paying attention to it … which is why you may have missed some of the divorce advice in my best divorce blog posts this past year.

But, not to worry. Here is a list of the best divorce blog posts from this website in 2016, just for you.

Best Divorce Blog Posts of 2016

Older woman giving the worst divorce advice, stares over her glasses near the quote "No enemy is worse than bad (divorce) advice."1. 50 Best Pieces of Divorce Advice Your Lawyer May Not Have Told You (But Should Have!).

Wondering what your divorce lawyer is NOT telling you? This blog post is full of practical, actionable tips to help you get through your divorce with the least amount of damage possible.  Discover the best divorce advice that your lawyer never told you.

2. Tips for Surviving a Divorce After 50.  

Getting divorced later in life, especially after you have been married for over a decade (or more!) is different. The issues you will face are different. If you want to get through your divorce without destroying your long-term financial stability, you need to approach your divorce. This article is full of great divorce tips for anyone trying to survive a divorce after 50.

Woman holding her head. Question marks fill the wall behind her.3. I’m Afraid to Get Divorced, But I Don’t Want to Stay Married Either!

What do you do if you know want a divorce, but you’re too afraid to pull the trigger? This article helps you face your biggest fears. It helps you analyze what is holding you back, so that you can move forward into a better life. If you’re afraid to get divorced, even though you are miserably unhappy in your marriage, you will definitely want to check out this article.

4. 15 Custody Battle Tips When Fighting is Your Only Option.

Engaging in a custody battle is exhausting and expensive. It is nothing to take lightly. But sometimes, you have no choice. Sometimes, for whatever reason, you have to fight for your kids. If that’s the circumstance that you find yourself in, these tips can help turn the tide in your favor in your custody case.

Stern looking older judge looking down from the bench with a law book in front of her.5. Dressing for Success: What to Wear to Court.

With everything else on your mind when you are going through a divorce, it’s easy to forget about your wardrobe.  While you might think that what you are wearing shouldn’t matter, the truth is, judges are human.  If you offend them by wearing stupid stuff, you can hurt your case. If you want a quick update on what to wear to court – complete with pictures and a short video – this article will help you!  

6. New Year’s Endings: How to Prepare for Divorce.

It may seem heartless to think that you would prepare for divorce. Yet, not being prepared can have consequences that reach far beyond your divorce, and affect your future for years to come. Learn what you need to know to get as ready as you can for the storm ahead.
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7. DIY Divorce : What to Do if You Have to Go to Court Without a Lawyer

Going to court without a lawyer is rarely a good idea.  But sometimes, you have no choice. Other times you’re committed to a DIY divorce because you simply can’t afford anything else. Here are the things that you have to know if you find that you have to go to court without a lawyer.                 

8. I Want a Divorce But My Husband Doesn’t: Am I Stuck?

What do you do when you’ve finally had enough and decided to divorce but your spouse just won’t cooperate? How do you deal with the work, not to mention the guilt and the shame, of divorcing someone who paints you as the bad guy and refuses to participate in your divorce? If you find yourself saying, “I want a divorce but my husband doesn’t,” this is the article for you. (The advice also works for men whose wives won’t participate in their divorce, too.)

Crabby senior couple on a couch contemplating gray divorce.9. 50 Shades of Gray Divorce.

What do you do if you, or someone you know is facing a divorce after 50? What is causing the gray divorce trend? Most importantly, how is divorcing later in life different than divorcing when you are younger? This article dives more deeply into the issues that make gray divorce so difficult. It is a perfect complement to the tips you will find in Tips for Surviving Divorce After 50.

10. 20 Best Divorce Books For Your Divorcing Friend (or You!).

Divorce blog articles are great, but sometimes, you need to go deeper.  Divorce booksgive you the depth of advice you need, at a fraction of the cost of a divorce professional. Here are 20 of the best divorce books for you and your kids, covering everything from deciding whether you should divorce, to how to recover after your divorce is done.

Black and white picture of a depressed woman holding her head.BONUS: Help! I Don’t Want to Get a Divorce But My Spouse Does!

Even though this article is a little older, it is still one of the most popular posts on this divorce blog. If you don’t want to get divorced, but your spouse does, you can easily find yourself fighting for your marriage at the same time your spouse is filing for divorce.  While reading this article doesn’t guarantee that you can turn things around, it will help you understand your options so you can act appropriately.

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  • I need help
    I have 2 children ages 18 and 15 i was divorced from their father 10 years ago
    3 years ago he died. we were on very amicable terms i even cared for him while he was sick for several years My understanding was he had left me life insurance to care for the kids he died without a will. He has no blood family. He did have an adoptive brother his parents are both dead days before his death somehow was able to get a will and a trust signed i believe by copy and paste signature with an unethical lawyer. They created a will and trust putting all his assets into this trust and designating his divorce attorney as trustee. there are several million dollars I believe in this trust. I have been fighting for the past 3 years to stay alive and support my children. The trust immediately stopped paying me child support. I was the recipient of one life insurance policy which kept me afloat for the past 3 years while i spend so much on legal fees. The trustee continued to bill the trust and withhold funds
    my son is now 18 I am out of money and now the trustee is suing me for the proceeds of that life insurance 3 years ago . My children are suffering i am bankrupt and the trustee is paying himself for all these legal proceedings. I can not afford an attorney retainer any longer I am alone I have no family to speak of Can you help me

    • What a terrible story! I can hear how frustrated and desperate you are.

      I’m a little confused by some of what you said, though. You said your ex-husband was supposed to leave you a life insurance policy. But you also said that he did that and you lived off the proceeds for 3 years. You said that your husband died without a will, but you also said that he had a will and a trust. So, I’m not exactly sure of the facts of your case. Under the circumstances, I’m afraid I don’t know what to tell you. I also can’t give you legal advice online, or outside of the state of Illinois. But, it sounds like you could definitely use some good legal advice.

      You said you had a lawyer, and that you’ve paid a lot in legal fees. That lawyer should be able to assess the strength of your case and tell you whether you will likely prevail in the end. (Hopefully, after all this time, the answer is yes.) Maybe you can work something out with the lawyer and agree to pay him/her from the proceeds of your case, whenever it is resolved. You might also want to make an appointment with another lawyer in your area and see if you can get a second opinion about what to do in your case. If you have a strong enough case, you may be able to work something out with a lawyer in your area who will help you.

      I wish I had better news for you. But, truly, the best thing you can do right now is to consult with a good probate lawyer in your area.

      Good luck.

      Karen

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