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Expert Help Now Can Avoid Costly Problems Later!

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Sometimes divorce can be so emotionally taxing that common sense and reason
are overtaken by raw emotion and reflexive action.  This can be extremely dangerous.  We could be putting ourselves, our children
and our finances, at risk of irreparable damage.

“Protect yourself.  Not every story has a hero.” ~ Annie

The Worst That Could Happen

“What’s the worst that could happen?” some might ask.  One misworded paragraph of a settlement (more...)

Is There a “Healthy” Way to Divorce?

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Collaborative, Amicable, Mediated Divorce. 
Conscious Uncoupling.  What do all
of these things mean?  What is the best
choice for me?  These are evolving
expressions that help define an evolving divorce process. 

“Divorce is like construction…It always takes longer and costs more than you think!.” ~ Karen Covy Today’s society finds more and more couples deciding together that separation divorce is the best option for their family.  Even in (more...)

Is Co-Parenting Right For Your Family?

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When two parents get divorced, it does not change their parental rights or responsibilities. Provided having relationships with both parents is in the best interest of the child, the court will likely grant shared custody of the child to the parents. This means that the parents must abide by a set schedule for trading off time with the child, as well as determine who will make which important decisions for the child’s well-being, including education, religion, and (more...)

Helpful Books For People Contemplating Divorce

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This is a guest post by divorce attorney, Anna Krolikowska, offering 7 books for those contemplating divorce or going through one. I know Anna personally and think she is a smart, compassionate and wonderful attorney. Here is her article:
Helpful Books For People Contemplating Divorce
by Anna Krolikowska
 
I am a family law attorney.  In my practice I work with clients who are contemplating or pursuing divorce, or clients who are in the process of crafting their (more...)

In Life After Divorce, Don’t Play Small

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Does life after divorce and a lack of confidence have you playing small? 
by Shannon McGorry
 
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
That is one of my favorite quotes and I share it because it helps light the spark in me, and my hope is that it does the same for you.
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6 Parenting Tips When Your Child is Disruptive in Class.

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Every parent dreads receiving a call from their child’s school in the middle of the day.
The call is not usually to congratulate you about something good or to extend an invitation to an upcoming event to celebrate your child’s achievements – those calls usually wait until after school or you receive them through an email or a friendly chat at the school pick up point.
Instead, ‘The Call’ is likely related to (more...)

Believe It Or Not An Amicable Divorce Is Possible

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The news is routinely filled with sensational stories of divorce gone wrong. We read about vindictive spouses who are hell bent on destroying their exes. We read about greedy lawyers who fan the flames of conflict so that divorces last longer and they make more money. But think about it. What we never read about are stories of an amicable divorce.
No one hears about the people who somehow manage to end their marriages without spending their lives’ (more...)

Was 2018 The Worst Year Of Your Life?

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I remember reading someone’s Facebook post last year on December 31st, and it read, “Good-bye 2017, I WON’T miss you at all.” Apparently, 2017 was not a good year for her. While I understand the post—her husband left her in early January, 2017 and she was going through a divorce that entire year, I think she had to have surgery—minor surgery in 2017, and one of her parents died (more...)

Relationship Advice: Looking Back at 2018

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2018 was the busiest and most productive year of my career. I traveled seventeen weekends to train others to become life and executive coaches, I led communication and women’s leadership courses, and I worked with my individual life and executive clients. I certainly hope they all benefited from their time with me. However, I’m pretty sure that I’m the one who learned the most from them. Here is some relationship advice, based on (more...)

The Perfect New Year’s Resolution For A Divorced Woman And/Or Single Mom

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While losing weight, exercising, and/or eating healthier are great New Year’s resolutions, I thought of one that I think is more important than all of these, especially for a divorced woman and/or a single mom. In this week’s Love Essentially, I offer a great New Year’s resolution to consider: self-compassion. Don’t roll your eyes. Read on! Trust me on this one…
The New Year’s Resolution You&(more...)