5 Tips for Newly Single Parents, Part I

There is no way around it—divorce means change. And if you are getting a divorce, that change is probably for the best, but that doesn’t mean it is always easy. You will have to learn and relearn to do things with a level of independence you probably have not had for some time. This is especially true for parents. The degree of independence you will have in raising your children after a divorce varies from couple to Read More

How a DUI Charge Can Impact Your Family Law Case – Part 2

As we discussed last month, if you are charged with a DUI, it can throw a very significant wrench into your family law case and be a devastating blow to your chances of achieving things like shared responsibility or custody over your children. But what if the shoe was on the other foot? What happens if you are involved in a child custody battle or some other family law dispute and the OTHER parent has drinking issues Read More

Four Ways to Help Your Children Adjust to Divorce

Divorce is a huge adjustment for the entire family. Children undergo tremendous stress, but they can weather divorce well if they have lots of parental support. What can you do to help your children adjust? Explain the divorce in a way that makes it clear that the relationship with both parents will continue and will continue to be good. Children really need their parents, and they need to know the divorce doesn’t Read More

Four Tips to Make Your Divorce Less Stressful

Few things are as stressful as divorce. Your world is been turned upside down and your old routines have disappeared. You may not feel well: divorce can cause sleeplessness, depression, anxiety, and even a weakened immune system. It may not seem like it when you’ve spent the past 24 hours on the couch with a blanket and a pile of wet Kleenex, but you may come to think of your divorce as one of the turning points to a Read More

Get Through Divorce: How to Defuse or Avoid Arguments with Your Spouse

Most people in the midst of a divorce are emotionally vulnerable. Unfortunately, sometimes that means arguments can get out of hand, and sometimes arguments that get out of hand can have an influence on the outcome of the divorce. And being around constant fighting is definitely not good for children: arguing parents can be very frightening and disturbing. There are certain, predictable reactions to divorce everyone Read More

Is Your Prenuptial Agreement Valid?

Few couples who intend to get married envision the relationship ever ending. But divorce can and does happen, and prenuptial agreements will ensure that your rights and assets (and those of your spouse) are safeguarded in the event of divorce. Prenuptial agreements lay out each party’s respective obligations and rights, and direct how certain assets will be shared in the event that the couple separates or divorces. Read More

Don’t Let Divorce Damage Your Kids: Five Ways to Protect Children in Divorce

Divorce is challenging for children - but it doesn’t have to be devastating. There are steps you can take to minimize the negative impact that a divorce can have on your children. While they aren’t all easy, they are well worth the effort. Review the following five items that have been shown to help children of divorce cope better before, during, and long after this traumatic event. 1. Intentionally Model Read More

Four Financial Mistakes for Women to Avoid During Divorce

In addition to being emotionally difficult, a divorce can also be financially damaging for both parties involved.  In many cases, however, women specifically end up facing long term financial difficulties because of mistakes that were made during the divorce process.  If you are involved with a divorce now, or fear you may have to go through one in the future, take a moment to review the following common mistakes so Read More

Divorce Disaster: Five Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Facing divorce? Here are five common mistakes to avoid in order to make the process as smooth as possible. Being determined to “win” at any cost. Remember that movie War of the Roses? We’ve probably all seen divorcing couples like that. There’s little upside, though, in burning your house down just to get back at your spouse. Fighting over everything gets very expensive. Sometimes it’s hard to remember in the heat of Read More

How to Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

If you’re contemplating divorce, you’re probably overwhelmed with details. Hiring a lawyer may feel like just another in an almost endless stream of task related to your divorce, but it’s one of the most decisions you’ll make in the process. The right lawyer can really help and relieve some of the stress you are facing. So, how do you find the right lawyer? Identify several potential attorneys and interview them. Read More