The Next Chapter

Divorce Resources for Women

‘Advice’ Category

5 Myths You Should Know to Plan a Healthy Divorce

Share with a friend
 

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

Share with a friend
 

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...)

What Should You Do When You Realize Your Marriage is Over?

Share with a friend
 

One of the life’s most heartbreaking situations is when one of the spouses in a marriage has decided to end the marriage and file for a divorce while the other still wants the marriage to work out. It may be possible that you are going through such a scenario in your life right now. It is normal to feel a blend of conflicting emotions. Moreover, you are perhaps not certain about your next course of action. It (more...)

What Is Divorce Etiquette And How Can It Help?

Share with a friend
 

You don’t often hear the words ‘divorce’ and ‘etiquette’ used together. When I hear the word ‘etiquette,’ I think manners, politeness, courtesies – again not things we usually associate with ending a marriage. And perhaps that’s exactly why so many people struggle to achieve a good divorce. So what is divorce etiquette and how can it help?
I’m not a fan of rule books but I do (more...)

What Is It With Divorce And Travel Adventures?

Share with a friend
 

Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat, Pray, Love uncovered and publicized something that many people do after the end of their marriage: an epic journey. This is not about a getaway with girlfriends or the guys or a long overdue vacation. This is about pushing the boundaries and doing something very different for you – an adventure, an exploration, a quest. So what is it about divorce and travel adventures?
Clearly, not everyone is in a position to take (more...)

Successful and Positive Co-Parenting After Divorce

Share with a friend
 

Guest post by Sylvia Smith
You and your ex may have divorced each other, but there is still something major that will connect you for the rest of your lives—your children. Whether you like it or not, you two are stuck in this co-parenting thing. It’s time to make the most of it!
While your marriage and divorce may not have ended well, it is possible for you both to come together in harmony for (more...)

How Much Of A Role Do Finances Play In Divorce?

Share with a friend
 

According to a national survey by Experian, many divorcees regret not being more involved in household finances during their marriage and say it played a role in the split. I’m not surprised by this and I see it often in both mediation and coaching clients.
I’ve worked with clients who
knew nothing about the marital finances and who have had to work hard to get up to speed while bumping up against court deadlines.
shared (more...)

How To Make Sense Of Financial Planning After Divorce

Share with a friend
 

The reality of every divorce is that there is always less money after divorce and ending a marriage means facing that reality.
For some people it means having to manage the household finances for the first time either in a long time or sometimes, for the first time ever. It means there is no more shopping and buying things with an open credit card, with no spending limits and having a spouse who takes care of the bills.
For (more...)

How Can Non-Custodial Parents Reestablish/Improve Visitation?

Share with a friend
 

It is the wish of every parent to be with his/her child after a divorce. But one of the worst consequences of divorce is that one parent must sacrifice his/her custodial rights for the other. According to state laws, non-custodial parents in California get visiting hours as set by the custody agreements. But parents often remain unsatisfied with such agreements. They want to spend more time with their children.
Consult an attorney
The best way to assess (more...)

What Happens When Marriages Suddenly End?

Share with a friend
 

Most of us know someone whose spouse one day, out of nowhere said, “That’s it. I’m out of here,” and boom, the marriage was over. It’s hard to accept that it really was without warning. We have a natural tendency to think that surely there must have been some red flags. How could two people married to each other have such a vastly different view of the same marriage? So what&(more...)