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The Psychotherapist’s Guide To Healing & Transformation After Divorce

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It’s intimidating to spill our guts to a stranger, even when that person is a highly trained and licensed professional. Many of us feel that making an appointment with a psychotherapist means that there is “something wrong” with us. Rachel Sussman allays any fears you might have about seeking counseling. Rachel is a licensed psychotherapist located in New York City, but she helps individuals and couples all over North America with (more...)

The Painful Truths About Child Custody Battles You Need To Know

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The ugliness and hurtful allegations that seem common to celebrity divorces, are also mainstays of many custody fights. There are painful truths about custody battles you need to know.
They’re always ugly, always expensive and once started, there’s rarely any backtracking. Once the accusations have been made, there’s no taking them back. They can’t be erased.
The impact these battles have can spread far and wide. The children at the (more...)

What Happens To Your Child If The Unthinkable Happens To You?

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We all want to be there for our children but what happens to your child if the unthinkable happens? What if you’re travelling overseas and there’s an event, that means you’re stuck there and can’t  get home? What if you have a medical emergency that leaves you hospitalized, in intensive care, unable to communicate? What if you’re in a car accident and you’re killed?
Without an (more...)

Lawyer Or Mediator? Which One Should You Opt For During Divorce

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Divorces can be complicated matters and getting caught in the middle of legal problems is common. some people try avoiding divorce cases by going through a mediation first.  A divorce mediator helps couples either negotiate divorce settlements or resolve issues that leads to the dissolution of marriage.
However, divorce mediation is not appropriate in all situations.  For certain cases where domestic abuse or some kind of crime is involved, courts often start divorce proceedings without a mediation. (more...)

How To Take Your Emotions Out Of Your Divorce Negotiations

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Divorce professionals will tell you that it’s best to approach your settlement discussions as a business discussion but how do you take your emotions out of your divorce negotiations?
First, let’s briefly review why these discussions need to be more about business than emotions:
the legal system is not set up to resolve disagreements based on moral arguments. The judges are bound by statutes and case law and these likely will not provide resolution (more...)

Rob Kardashian Puts Chyna On Blast And Shows ‘Receipts’

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The fireworks aren’t over between Rob Kardashian and his baby mama Blac Chyna.
On Wednesday morning, the youngest Kardashian went off on an Instagram rant after his ex sent him a video kissing another man in the bed they once shared. He followed that up with a series of graphic and profanity-filled details of accusations of drug use, child neglect, blackmail and sexual activities.
The 30-year-old Kardashian also posted nude photos of Chyna which have since been (more...)

Self Care Strategies For Coping With Divorce

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I was recently invited to collaborate on an expert panel and share some insights on how cope with divorce. Here are my best tips:
My first tip is not to rush into the legal process, unless you have to.
Your spouse is already well into the grieving process and has probably been preparing for the legal process for some time.
They’re emotionally ready for this. You’re not and this puts you at a disadvantage. You (more...)

Top 5 Reasons for Couples Getting Divorced

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Marriage is not an easy relationship. There are several cases when couples started their married life with the best intentions but ended up getting divorced. There could be various reasons for which couples get divorced. Here are some of the most common reasons for couples ending up being in divorce court.
Extra-marital affairs or adultery
According to a report published by AARP, even today, adultery plays a big role in people filing for divorce. But, reports also claim that (more...)

Mel B Takes Restraining Order Out On Stephen Belafonte

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Mel B’s divorce drama just took a sordid turn.
On Monday, former Spice Girl Melanie “Mel B” Brown filed a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte, 41, after claiming domestic abuse during their 10-year marriage. TMZ broke the news of the restraining order.
After filing the court order, authorities told Belafonte to leave the family home in Los Angeles and to keep his distance from their 5-year-old daughter and her (more...)

Choosing Between Mediation vs Litigation vs Collaborative Divorce

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Divorce is never easy, no matter how amicable it is. There are numerous assets and properties that need to be divided, not to mention custody of children and other aspects. In California, a person that files for divorce has 3 ways to proceed – mediation, litigation and a collaborative divorce. There is no universal best choice among the 3 and each method is suitable for certain circumstances.
Mediation
Mediation is the process where a divorcing couple sits with an (more...)