Category Archives: General Divorce Issues

Emotional Decisions? Yikes!

Sometimes people just want out of the marriage. Often, their only concern is relieving their feelings of anger, and frustration. I have had some people tell me that they didn’t care what happened, they just wanted things over with. Still … Continue reading

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Dark Times? Five Ways a CDFA Can Help Brighten Your Future

Finances are often the biggest part of any divorce. You may benefit from engaging the services of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, even for a few hours. How can they help you? A few of the benefits of using a … Continue reading

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Divorce is Scary!

Divorcing clients are often frightened about divorce. Any number of things are frightening; the court system, going through the process itself, for their futures, for their cash flow, and for their children. If that isn’t enough stress, I occasionally see … Continue reading

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What if No One Wants the Kids?

Some years ago, while taking an administrative law course, the instructor who was also a practicing attorney, mentioned that the current trend was that neither spouse really wanted the kids and the responsibilities that go along with having children. Rather … Continue reading

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Kinds Can’t be Torn in Half

It is tough being a child whose parents are divorcing. Children may think that the divorce is their fault, they may desperately want the parents to reconcile, and they don’t want the changes in their lives that divorce brings. So … Continue reading

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Keep Cool when Divorce Gets Hot

Emotions turned on high can cause divorce fires. How can you turn the temperature down? I have a few suggestions. The first is certainly mediation. A qualified mediator has learned techniques to help emotional couples through the process to settlement. … Continue reading

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Remember the Pets?

The beloved family dogs or cats are often overlooked in a divorce. I think it is really important to address the family pets upfront in mediation or during the divorce. Couples are often focused on the emotions of divorce, deciding … Continue reading

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Remember the Pets!

The beloved family dogs or cats are often overlooked in a divorce. I think it is really important to address the family pets upfront in mediation or during the divorce. Couples are often focused on the emotions of divorce, deciding … Continue reading

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Men are Always at Fault, Right?

In a divorce, one party often portrays their spouse as a villain. This stereotype has continued, and even grown over the years and even though many women have jobs, knowledge, access to information, and are empowered much more than in … Continue reading

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Don’t Sacrifice Your Future – Part 2

When looking at a divorce settlement, the entire package should be reviewed as a whole, because all too often, the different parts affect each other. One of these parts is the parenting plan. People tell me “we want to share … Continue reading

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