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July 2020

Considering Divorce

4 Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Divorce Lawyer Online

With a simple internet search, you can find a plethora of information about divorce lawyers. Here’s how to find the right one for you.

Financial Issues

Divorce And Finances: 10 Mistakes To Avoid

Divorce isn’t just tough on our mental health, it can also pose all sorts of problems when it comes to our finances.

Parenting Issues During Divorce

4 Tips for Keeping Your Family Intact During the Coronavirus

Every unhappy family may be unique, but right now, a lot of families are unhappy in a similar way for similar reasons

Coping with Divorce

Divorce During a Pandemic: Emotional and Social Ramifications

When divorce is made worse by a frightening global pandemic, you must take decisive action to mitigate your stress and emotional fatigue.

Legal Issues

Will Online Marriages Lead to Virtual Divorce?

Marriage is going digital. Is divorce far behind?

June 2020

Child Custody
3 Things to Do When Your Ex Won’t Follow the Quarantine Rules
What should a parent do to enforce the quarantine rules when they conflict with the court’s custody orders?

Coping with Divorce
Is the Coronavirus Affecting Your Divorce? How You Should Handle It
We are dealing with a time of global crisis. If you’re in the middle of a divorce, the coronavirus is affecting that, too.

Coping with Divorce
Quarantined with Your Ex: How do You Cope When You Live with Someone You Despise?
Divorce recovery during coronavirus quarantine can be hellish when you live in lockdown.

Fathers and Divorce
Guide To Your First Father’s Day After Divorce
When you first accepted your divorce, it may not have dawned on you that Father’s Day would have a whole new look.

Life After Divorce
How Remarried Couples (and All Couples) Can Stay Together Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic
Even in the best of times, happiness in a second marriage can be difficult to sustain.

May 2020

Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus COVID-19 and Divorce Resource Page

We have created, and will be continuously updating, a list of articles and resources on COVID-19 and its impact on individuals and families experiencing separation or divorce.

Financial Issues

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in Effect Now

We are all working our way through the many questions raised by the CARES Act and how it impacts all of us.

Co-Parenting after Divorce

Visitation Refusal By Divorced Parents During COVID-19

It’s important to recognize that reasonable people can reach vastly different conclusions about the safety of child exchanges and visitation in these strange times.

Divorce News

Miami ER Doctor Loses Custody During Coronavirus

An emergency room doctor has lost custody of her four-year-old daughter amid increasing coronavirus fears.

Divorce Process

Divorce During the Coronavirus Shut Down

You won’t be able to get all of your issues right now but you can still work on your divorce with video conferencing.

Mothers and Divorce

7 Tips for Mothers Coping with Mother’s Day

Coping with Mother’s Day can be difficult for many reasons. Remember to honor your feelings about this day.

April 2020

Divorce Process
Understanding Your Concerns and Goals For a Divorce
Knowing your divorce goals can keep you moving forward in the right direction. Here are some things you should think about as you go through the process.

Financial Issues
4 Financial Things to Consider Before You File For Divorce
Before blurting “I want a divorce!” you need to consider the financial implications. Are you in a financial position to support yourself and your children if necessary?

Life After Divorce
Be Your Own Author: Create Your Own Path after Divorce
Divorce stinks. But try to find the silver lining: use the trauma of your divorce to close one chapter and begin the next, better chapter of your life.

Divorce Recovery
Ways a Divorce Coach Can Make Your Divorce Easier
A Divorce Coach can teach you how to negotiate, how to best support your kids, and how to set up your post-divorce recovery and transition to your new life.

Children and Divorce
6 “Don’ts” When Telling Kids About Your Divorce
The trauma of divorce is greatly compounded when children are involved. For that reason, telling kids about your divorce is a very serious matter that should not be taken lightly.

March 2020

Considering Divorce
If You Divorce Now, Will You Regret Your Divorce Later?
Don’t be a casualty of divorce regret! Ask yourself these four key questions before you call it quits and divorce with confidence.

Financial Issues
3 Financial Mistakes to Avoid When it Comes to the Cost of Divorce
The cost will depend on how well you and your spouse communicate, and how willing you are to negotiate the terms of your divorce outside of court.

Coping with Divorce
8 Strategies: How to Keep Yourself Together When Your World Falls Apart
It can take great courage to admit the possibility that we’re not doing okay in something fundamental – whether it’s marriage, parenting, a relationship, or a job.

Child Custody
Protecting Your Child from an Opioid-Addicted Parent
Here’s what an experienced family lawyer can do to protect your children – even if they’re unable to terminate your ex’s parental rights.

Life After Divorce
5 Ways to Cope With Emotional Triggers After Remarriage
Learning to identify and cope with your emotional triggers is vital to a healthy second marriage. Here’s how to keep them from ruining your new relationship.

February 2020

Financial Issues
New Year, New Way to Budget After Divorce: 5 Steps
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Creating a budget helps you take control of your financial health and learn how to manage your money better.

Divorce Process
Understanding Your Concerns and Goals For a Divorces
Taking the time to understand your goals and concerns can feel indulgent when you are trying to make decisions about the rest of your life. However, your goals and concerns can keep you moving in the right direction.

Coping with Divorce
Surviving Your First Valentine’s Day After Divorce
The first Valentine’s Day after divorce can be a painful reminder of loss and loneliness. Here are some tips to get through it.

Divorce and Remarriage
Thinking of Proposing on Valentine’s Day? Propose a Prenup, Too!
If you’re currently separated or divorced and considering proposing to your new love on Valentine’s Day, propose a prenup at the same time!

Children and Divorce
Kid’s Clothes and Divorce: Dirty, Clean Mixed With Dirty, or Missing!
They either come back, dirty, clean mixed in with the dirty or, missing. How I solved the kid’s clothes and divorce saga.

January 2020

Preparing for Divorce
6 To-Dos When Facing a Divorce in the New Year
Anyone considering a divorce come the new year should resolve themselves to start preparing for it now.

Financial Issues
How Financial Mismanagement Impacts a Marriage
There are many reasons why divorce in couples occur, money is one of the biggest ones.

Divorce Recovery
Create a Life You Love Without New Year’s Resolutions
Say goodbye to new year’s resolutions and live your best life every day with this 4-step plan.

Dating after Divorce
5 Online Dating Profile Photo Tips
For your best success at landing a dating app match, try out these tips to ensure you’re portraying your best side in your profile photo.

Co-Parenting after Divorce
9 Tips for Co-Parenting With a Difficult Ex
If co-parents are not on good terms, their divorce can adversely affect the children. Here are tips to make co-parenting with a difficult ex easier.

December 2019

Legal Issues
5 Reasons to Have a Lawyer Review Your Do-it-Yourself Divorce Agreement
Even if you and your spouse have the best of intentions, there are several reasons why a family lawyer should review your DIY divorce agreement before you sign it.

Financial Issues
How to Become a Master of Your Budget After Divorce
Even if you’ve used the same budget successfully for years, you’ll have to rewrite it after a divorce, then revisit it every three months to determine how it changes.

Coping with Divorce
4 Tips to Help You Survive Your First Post-Divorce Christmas
It’s your choice: you can choose to be a sad sack, or you can step outside your pain and do all you can to enjoy your first post-divorce Christmas

Children and Divorce
4 Tips to Help Children Enjoy Their Post-Divorce Holidays
Let’s work on making holidays better for children of separated or divorced parents.

Relationships and Dating
5 Things To Consider Before Getting Engaged Again
The thought of engagement can make you nervous, especially after a divorce, but here are the key things to consider before getting engaged again.

November 2019

Divorce Preparation and Settlement
The Secrets to “Winning” Your Divorce
Can you “win” your divorce? Here are typical misconceptions that family lawyers hear from clients, and advice to help them set realistic expectations for the process.

Inspirational Stories and Advice
Don’t Let a Limited Belief System Hold You Back After Divorce
Make today the day to stop saying No because of what has happened; choose Yes because you owe it to yourself to thrive after divorce!

Coping with Divorce
Take the High Road for Thanksgiving After Divorce
For children caught in the crossfire of custody disputes, holidays can become a time of woe rather than joy. Put the “Happy” back in “Happy Thanksgiving”.

Legal Issues
Gray Divorce: What It Is and Why It Happens
5 reasons why the divorce rate for those over 50 – known as “gray divorce” – has been rising steadily for the last 20 years.

Relationships and Dating
I Have NO Interest in Dating Since my Divorce
No, I’m not dating or looking to date. If I happen to meet someone out there, that’s great – but until then, I’m happy with keeping my TV remote to myself.

October 2019

Legal Issues

Does an Expert Witness’ Opinion Depend on Who Hired Them?

If a divorce case goes to trial, the experts brought by each party may have different – if not diametrically opposing – views. How does this happen?

Financial Issues

Divorce: Do You Need a Business Valuation Expert?

Valuation of business interests in the context of divorce can be complex and litigating the issues of support and asset division can be challenging.

Coping with Divorce

Divorce, Zen Style: Managing Emotions in a Divorce

In a divorce, you need a clear head, a long-view and a realistic assessment of where you are and where you are going.

Conflict Resolution

5 Tips for Working Through Relationship Conflict

Working through issues in a relationship doesn’t have to be the same as “fighting.” Here’s a better approach for those with divorce or co-parenting problems to solve.

Supporting Your Teen During and After Divorce: Here are 21 Tips

Most parents and a lot of other people want to support a young person as they go through such a challenging time as the divorce of their parents.

September 2019

Considering Divorce

Should You Stay Together for the Children’s Sake?

Basically, when it comes to divorce and children a parent should do what they know to be in their child’s best interest.

Relationships and Dating

One Date Wonders: My Revolving Door of Post-Divorce Dating

I found that the more men I dated the less likely I was to feel good about myself and it certainly wasn’t going to lead to a healthy relationship.

Coping with Divorce

9 Strategies to Keep Yourself Together After Divorce

Personal catastrophe can teach us, or damage us. Here’s how to come through it.

Co-Parenting after Divorce

Why Shared Parenting After Divorce Is Optimal for Children

Studies have shown that children who spend 35% or more of their time with each parent have deeper bonds and a better relationship with both parents.

Debt and Divorce

Should You File For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Before or After Divorce?

Declaring bankruptcy can be the right option for those who find themselves in a desperate financial situation during or after divorce, but timing can be crucial.

August 2019

Property Division

What You Need to Know About Property Division During Divorce

In most states, property is divided equitably, not equally. Learn what factors the court must consider during property division.

Spirituality and Divorce

God Hates Divorce – But Loves Divorcees

God wants us to embrace and love divorcees as He does – not avoid, ignore, or shame them.

Preparing for Divorce

Is it Better to Litigate or to Settle Your Divorce?

You could lose time and money by litigating instead of settling – but you must understand the likelihood of achieving your goals in court before making a decision.

Divorce Recovery

Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation After Divorce

After divorce, you deserve a relaxing vacation: alone, with a friend, or with your kids. Read these tips to make your trip as stress-free as possible.

Co-Parenting after Divorce

7 Tips for Spending the Summer Without Your Kids

For divorcing couples, summer vacation isn’t a walk in the park. If you’ll be spending the summer without your kids, these tips will ease the transition.

July 2019

Divorce Process

The Initial Divorce Consultation: Everything You Need to Know

A productive initial divorce consultation can provide a toolbox of information allowing you to reflect on your situation before taking the next steps.

Infidelity

Infidelity and Divorce: In Divorce Court, Infidelity Doesn’t Matter

Infidelity and divorce are two hotly debated topics in divorce court. Is it time to abandon the idea that infidelity really matters in divorce settlements?

Considering Divorce

Should I Stay in a Marriage Only Because My Spouse Has Cancer?

When a spouse has cancer, it can be very difficult to navigate through the emotional and physical turmoil. Should a couple divorce during a serious illness?

Legal Issues

Who Gets To Keep The Dog After Divorce?

Is your dog your “furbaby”? Does your ex feel the same way? If you can’t agree on who gets to keep the dog after divorce, you might end up fighting for “custody” in court.

Co-Parenting after Divorce

11 Tips for Managing Summer Vacation as a Divorced Parent

Tips and ideas to help make summer vacation simple and calm post divorce.

June 2019

Fathers and Divorce

5 Tips for Dads Who Want Full Custody of Their Child

Certain custody tips for dads can be helpful in increasing their chances of gaining custody of their kids. Read on for tips that can help you win your case.

Legal Issues

Establishing Paternal Rights Over a Child Born in an Intact Marriage

If you are the biological father of a child born to an intact marriage, but you are not the husband, here is some much-needed clarification on paternity.

Financial Issues

Financial Infidelity is On The Rise: Why Couples Keep Financial Secrets

Do you keep financial secrets from your spouse? If you do, you’re not alone.

Divorce Recovery

Dumper or Dumpee, Who Would You Rather Be?

Dumper, dumpee? Since I was the dumpee I tend to see this issue from my perspective.

Coping with Divorce

Setting Boundaries During Divorce

To help alleviate your divorce-related stress, you should learn the value of setting boundaries during divorce.

May 2019

Children and Parenting after Divorce
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Divorce: 5 Ways to Be a Hero
Special days can be challenging for divorced parents. Here are 5 ways to be a role model for your kids – in spite of how you feel about your ex.

Coping with Divorce
The Importance of Taking a Break From Your Divorce!
Divorce produces a lot of stress, so you must set aside time to focus on positive things and take a break from your divorce.

Co-Parenting after Divorce
How to Handle an Angry Ex During Divorce
Out of all the emotions that can arise between exes during divorce, perhaps the hardest one to deal with is anger.

Financial Issues
Redesigning Your Financial Life After Divorce
Practical steps for handling your financial matters during the divorce transition.

Dating after Divorce
Essential Tips For Moms Dating After Divorce
For newly divorced moms getting back into dating comes with some apprehension. Here are 5 tips to help relieve some of that stress.


April 2019

Tax and Divorce
Co-Parenting Mythbusters: Divorce + Tax Implications
As a co-parent, you need to understand the tax implications of your divorce agreement. These myths can make the divorce process even more confusing than it already is.

Marriage and Divorce
Can a Gaming Addiction Lead to Divorce?
Like any other addiction, gaming addiction can lead to conflicts in a marriage. But can it lead to divorce?

Divorce Recovery
How Childhood Neglect and Abuse Impacts Divorce Recovery
Divorce can be emotionally draining. If you’re also suffering from depression and low self-esteem, consider making counseling part of your road to recovery.

Financial Issues
What You Need to Know About High Asset Divorce
High asset divorce cases often entail complex legal issues. Here are some key things to consider when undergoing a high asset divorce.

Children and Divorce
Children: An Unnecessary Casualty of Divorce Wars
As a father, you play an important role in making sure your children do not become casualties of your divorce.


March 2019

Financial Issues
Are All Assets Equal in Your Divorce?
When dividing assets during divorce, it isn’t only about the value of the asset – there’s more to consider. All assets are not created equal!

Children and Divorce
How to Help Kids Learn Resilience: 6 Tips for Single Parents
After divorce, kids need resilience to be able to “bounce back” from the pain of losing their intact family. Here are 6 tips to help kids learn resilience.

Divorce and Annulment
Trailing Spouses: Divorce, Depression, and the Challenges They Face
Facing divorce after following your husband from state to state or country to country? If so, you’re what is commonly referred to as a “trailing spouse.”

Relationships and Dating
Hard Lessons Learned from a Post-Divorce Relationship
If you jump too quickly into a post-divorce relationship, you may find yourself in a relationship that is less than healthy.

Coping with Divorce
Dos and Don’ts for a Low-Conflict Divorce
Following these tips will promote civility and help you and your spouse navigate a low-conflict divorce.


February 2019

Considering Divorce
Contemplating Divorce? Do These 5 Things First
If you’ve started seriously contemplating divorce, how will you know if it’s time to move on from your marriage – or any significant relationship?

Relationships and Dating
8 Warning Signs Your Marriage is Headed for Divorce After Infidelity
While infidelity can be devastating to a marriage, some specialists believe that it’s important to try to resolve the crisis and rebuild trust if possible.

Coping with Divorce
Divorce Never Means You’ve Failed: Here’s Why
Divorce means you’re choosing to live a life that promotes happiness and growth instead of one that stifles you.

Legal Issues
What You Should Do If Your Spouse Refuses to Sign Divorce Papers?
In all states, you can get a divorce whether your spouse signs the paperwork or not.

Children and Divorce
Your Ex Wants to Move Out of State With Your Child: What Now?
What are your options if your ex wants to move out of state with your child after divorce?


January 2019

Coping with Divorce
7 New Year’s Resolutions for Divorced or Divorcing People
Divorce and separation bring change, wanted or not. Why not take advantage of the opportunity to create New Year’s resolutions that fit your new life?

Divorce News
New California Law on Pet Custody
The law, which takes effect in early 2019, will allow divorcing couples to petition for sole or joint ownership of a pet.

Financial Issues
New Year Financial Checklist: 7 Things to Think About
Here are 7 aspects of your financial life to think about as you begin this new year.

Divorce Recovery
5 Things I Learned From an Unwanted Divorce
An unwanted divorce, although painful, is an opportunity to learned valuable life lessons.

Children and Divorce
7 Tips For Telling Your Kids About Your Divorce
It will probably be the most difficult talk you’ve ever had with them – even if you know divorce is the right decision.


December 2018

Co-Parenting after Divorce
3 Tips to Alleviate the Stress of Sharing Custody Over the Holidays
How do you share custody of your children over the holidays without it turning into a nightmare?

Tax and Divorce
New Tax Laws: Child Tax Credit and Dependency Exemption
Congress has made significant changes to tax credits and exemptions that will matter a lot to divorcing parents. Do you know how the new tax laws will affect you?

Coping with Divorce
Divorcing but Still Living Together During the Holidays?
Here are five tips for navigating the holidays if you are in the process of divorce but still living together.

Divorce Recovery
10 Powerful New Year’s Resolutions for Separated or Divorced People
Newly single? Take the opportunity to reinvent your life and put you on the path to happiness and prosperity.

Divorce News
Divorce Rates Are Falling: At Least For Some People
Divorce rates are falling for people under 45, but the divorce rate has doubled for those over 55 and tripled for those over 65.


November 2018

Financial Issues
Level the Playing Field While Preparing Finances for Divorce
A financial specialist can help you understand the long-term impact of the proposed divorce settlement.

Coping with Divorce
Thanksgiving Challenge: Giving Thanks and Staying Positive
You may be dreading Thanksgiving – especially if you are recently divorced and not accustomed to being single on this family holiday. Here’s help.

Marriage and Divorce
Do Women Initiate Divorce More Frequently than Men?
Researchers have found that women initiate divorce almost twice as often as men. Why? Read on!

Co-Parenting after Divorce
Tired of Feeling Angry at Your Co-Parent? These 6 Tips Will Help
When you’re angry, you lose the ability to use reason and logic. These tips can move you from emotional & reactive to calm and proactive.

Divorce Recovery
Use Music to Reduce Divorce Anxiety
When divorce anxiety grips you, relief is as close as the music on your phone. Download the right pieces, and you’ll soothe your divorce pain.


October 2018

Financial Issues
Survey: How Student Loan Debt Impacts Divorce
More than a third of student loan borrowers claim that debt contributed to their divorce. Here’s what we found in the survey.

Considering Divorce
Avoiding Divorce? 5 Signs You Need to Let Go of a Bad Marriage
Facing the fact that your marriage is failing and you’re staying for all the wrong reasons is a difficult reality to come to terms with.

Marriage and Divorce
Just Because Divorce Is Socially Acceptable Doesn’t Mean You’ll Divorce
Most marriages aren’t doomed to end in divorce. Here are why some do – and what you should do to make sure yours doesn’t.

Co-Parenting after Divorce
7 Tips for Co-Parenting Without Losing Your Sanity
If you’re struggling to co-parent with an ex you can’t stand, life can be exhausting. These tips can help make it a little easier.

Dating after Divorce
4 Ways to Find the Confidence to Start Dating After Divorce
It can be hard to work up the nerve to start dating again – and not only because it’s been years since you last went on a date.


September 2018

Divorce Recovery
7 Reasons to Enjoy Your Divorce
Divorce offers many learning opportunities – such as the importance of self-care, and how to find love inside yourself and with others.

Financial Issues
How to Choose Your Divorce Financial Professional
Just as you need a neurosurgeon to perform brain surgery, you need a divorce financial professional during your divorce.

Coping with Divorce
4 Tips for Coping with a Difficult Ex During Divorce
Coping with a difficult ex isn’t easy; here are four helpful tips to make your interactions a bit easier.

Relationships and Dating
The First Step When Dating Post-Divorce
A self-assessment is key to determining what you’re looking for and ensuring that your next relationship is a healthy one.

Children and Divorce
How to Create a Parenting Plan That Fits Your Family
If you and your ex can’t agree, a child specialist can help you create a parenting plan that meets everyone’s needs.


August 2018

Preparing for Divorce
11 Parallels Between Divorce and a Hurricane
Divorce is more than a lifestyle change: it can rip through all we hold dear with the fury of an offshore hurricane.

Children and Divorce
8 Ways a Divorced Dad Can Boost his Daughter’s Self-Esteem
A divorced dad can empower his daughter with a willingness to put her interests first by using these strategies.

Coping with Divorce
5 Reasons for Divorce – and the Power of Acceptance and Forgiveness
Some reasons why “together forever” turns into “never” – and how to move on to new adventures post-divorce.

Co-Parenting after Divorce
10 Tips from a Former Judge to Make You a Better Parent after Separation and Divorce
A former Family Court Judge offers tips (and an eye-opening music video) to help you become a better parent.

Considering Divorce
What Does Summer Mean for a Marriage on the Rocks?
Summer can provide the opportunity to make a decision: to try to repair your marriage or to separate.


July 2018

Coping with Divorce
6 Reasons Divorce is Harder on Men than Women
Women, unlike men, find it easier to cope with divorce because they are more likely to seek professional help and reach out to friends and family for support.

The Divorce Process
The Divorce Process: What to Expect Step by Step
The divorce process doesn’t come with a “how-to” manual, and there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. Here are 7 steps to help make it more manageable.

Children and Divorce
Summer Vacationing with One-Half the Money and One Parent
Offer experiences that create memories. The most memorable times with our parents were simple experiences that were full of emotional connections.

Gray Divorce
The Gray Divorce Penalty
Divorce in mid-life produces a “gray divorce penalty.” Women and men experience very different gray divorce penalties: women face an economic gray divorce penalty, while men face a social gray divorce penalty.

Divorce Preparation
Knowledge Is Power: 3 Helpful Divorce Preparation Tips
Knowledge is power, which is why divorce preparation it such an important step before beginning the divorce process. The more information you have, the better prepared you’ll be for the long road ahead.


June 2018

The Divorce Process
Divorcing a Narcissist
5 pieces of advice to live by if you are divorcing a narcissist. A divorce from someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder isn’t an ordinary divorce; this is a battle to protect your children, your livelihood and your reputation.

Coping with Divorce
10 Steps to Recover from a Divorce
Take this opportunity to rediscover yourself instead of dwelling on your regrets about failed marriage.

Relationships and Dating
Tone of Voice Can Predict Marital Success
How you say it, not just what you say, can impact your marriage. Research reveals a partner’s tone of voice can predict if a relationship will last.

Financial Issues
Financial Abuse is a Form of Domestic Violence
Abuse of any kind, including financial abuse, is a dangerous element in marriage. Look for these signs.

Children and Divorce
9 Tips for Helping Your Kids Get Through Your Divorce
Work hard to make your divorce as painless for your kids. Make their interests an A+ priority.


May 2018

The Divorce Process
The Role of Your Divorce Team
Consulting an Attorney, CDFA Professional, and Therapist During Your Divorce

Relationship Matters
7 Ways to Repair Relationship Conflict and Recover More Quickly
Relationship conflict will happen and differences don’t have to lead to a breakup. Dealing effectively with disagreements can make your partnership stronger.

Children and Divorce
Should You Tell the Kids about the Affair
There are a few considerations you must make before deciding whether or not telling the children about your or your spouse’s affair is the right step to take.

Financial Matters
7 Ways a Single Parent Can Stay Financially Fit
As a single parent, these seven tips are going to keep you – and your bank account – happy. And give you plenty of time to relax and enjoy yourself.

Divorce Recovery
4 Grounding Tools to Help with Divorce Grief
Learning effective coping skills for divorce grief and putting ourselves first.