» Caring for Yourself During and After Divorce

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How to Tell Your Kids You’re Getting Divorced

If you have decided that your marriage is over, resist the temptation to talk to your children about it alone, and before the time is right. The way you and your spouse handle this delicate conversation can have a lasting positive or negative effect… Read More
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How Long Does a Divorce Take?

When you are ready to file for divorce, often one of your most pressing questions is “how long does a divorce take?” You need some guidance around when you and your spouse should separate, and when the Judgment of Divorce will be entered. The goo… Read More
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7 Common Mistakes Made During a Divorce

Divorce is seldom easy. Still, spouses and parents often make certain common mistakes during a divorce that increase conflict between the parties, make the divorce process more expensive, and even hurt their children. Here are several mistakes to avo… Read More
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What Happens to the House in a Divorce?

Every divorce involves dividing one household into two, but what happens to the building itself? Unlike other marital assets, you can’t just give each spouse half of a house. Giving careful thought to how the marital home and other real estate shou… Read More
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Steps to Take After a Divorce is Final

The divorce process can sometimes feel long and emotionally difficult, making it tempting to move on and forget about it after the final divorce decree is entered. But before you finish this chapter of your life, there are some steps you will later t… Read More
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Whom Do I Need to Inform After Divorce?

After your Judgment of Divorce is signed, you may want to put the process behind you and move forward with the next chapter of your life. However, before you do, there are certain people, organizations, and government agencies you will need to inform… Read More
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Financially Preparing for a Gray Divorce

Gray divorces happen after decades of marriage, raising children together, and working together to maintain a household. Untangling income, assets, and insurance issues in a long-term marriage can be especially difficult. Here are some things to cons… Read More
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10 Tips for Handling the First Holidays After Divorce

The first year after your divorce is finalized has its own set of ‘firsts’ that can create stress, uncertainty, and hard feelings. This is especially true during the holiday season. Celebrating Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other holidays after di… Read More
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Making Needed Adjustments in the Relationship

Recently a client copied me on an email she had sent to her husband asking the husband to stop opening envelopes addressed solely to her, taking checks from the mail payable to her, endorsing them and depositing them in their account. Their divorce h… Read More
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Fantasy vs. reality in a divorce

I recently tried a case where both parents, prominent members of the community, wanted to portray their family to the public as the “All American Family.” They wanted people to believe that as a couple, they loved and respected each other and tha… Read More
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