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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...)

Achieving Your Best Outcome

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Now that you have worked through the issues of property, alimony, custody, and child support, the last step you need to take to finish this process is to actually finalize your divorce. Ironically, the absolute divorce is generally the easiest and simplest element of a divorce—it is, basically, the official and public statement that the two of you no longer wish to be married. From a legal perspective, it is important that you take this final step; (more...)

Mediation

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Mediation is the most common dispute resolution option; however, it is often misunderstood. Mediation allows you and your spouse to reach a fair settlement with the help of a third, neutral party called a mediator. Mediators, who can be lawyers, mental health professionals, clergy, or other professionals trained in alternative dispute resolution techniques, help you and your spouse identify and resolve issues. Basically, mediation is similar to sitting down to negotiate with the help of a referee.
The most (more...)

Saying Goodbye to YOUR Family Home?

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Here we are… in the middle of summer, in the middle of the year and maybe you or a loved one finds himself in the middle of a divorce.  Maybe you’ll soon be in the middle of an emotional move from the family home.
It could be that selling the marital home is the only way both parties will be able to afford new housing.  Perhaps it’s just not possible to meet (more...)

Top Mistakes Parents Tend to Make After Their Divorce

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When a marriage ends, things can be pretty bad for the children. Some kids are asked to make peace between bickering exes while they are still lamenting over or missing a parent who moved out all of a sudden. There are other children who have to cope up with parents who are suddenly at a loss to handle daily chores such as helping them with a home task or making meals.
There are some parents who feel that once (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...)

6 Simple Ways To Be A Better Parent After Divorce

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Ending your marriage means not only renegotiating your relationship with your spouse but also with your children. Reorganizing your family creates the opportunity for improving your relationship with your children. Sometimes it happens organically and sometimes it’s more of a conscious decision like following these 6 simple ways to be a better parent after divorce.
Sometimes, being a better parent is forced onto you like when you have parenting time and you’re the only (more...)

5 Myths You Should Know to Plan a Healthy Divorce

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When you are going through a divorce, it can be scary being thrown into an area of life you never thought you would be in.  Friends and family start to weigh in on your decisions and processes of divorce.  Some may offer you advice on their own divorce process, saying how long or horrible it was.  But this doesn’t mean your transition through divorce has to be lengthy and difficult.  This is why (more...)

How Grandparents Can Help During A Divorce

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Grandparents often remain in the dark about their children’s divorce because they are not informed about each and every event of the divorce. There might be many reasons as to why children shy away from involving their parents in the divorce but it is mostly due to emotional trauma. They also feel that their grandparents will of little help. But in reality, it’s quite the opposite actually. Grandparents play an important role during divorce and (more...)