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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...)

Your ‘Net Worthy’

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Welcome to “Your Net Worthy,” a WIFE.org blog that will share tips and tools to increase something equally if not more important as your net worth:  it’s called your “net worthy.”
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Net worth is defined as a snapshot of where you are at financially:  what you would have in cash if you sold everything you owned of value and paid off any debt.  Obviously, it is a fluid (more...)

Why MacKenzie Bezos deserves half of her husband’s wealth | Jill Filipovic

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The Bezoses will probably settle their divorce quietly. But I hope MacKenzie fights for a share of their assets that is consonant with her contributionsThis week, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced that they are divorcing. Each is one-half of the world’s richest couple, thanks to Amazon, making their divorce potentially one of the most complicated. It needn’t be: MacKenzie should walk away with a clean half.This is already the (more...)

A Very Modern Divorce: the new rules of splitting up

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In England and Wales, there are still only five ways to get a divorce and three of those involve living separately for at least two years.
Divorce in the UK can be messy, drawn out and extremely painful for the whole family.
But it doesn’t have to be like this.
As Nigel Shepherd, chair of Resolution, the campaigning organisation of family lawyers, & head of family law at Mills & Reeve said, ‘We’re still (more...)

What Can I Do if My Spouse Refuses to Follow Temporary Court Orders in Our Divorce?

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When a divorce case is filed with the courts, a hearing for temporary orders takes place. Temporary orders ensure that one spouse does not suddenly stop paying bills or cease certain responsibilities that they have traditionally been in control of during the marriage. 
For example, imagine the utilities, phone bill, and car payments are in your spouse’s name. Once you file for divorce, temporary orders are given by the judge instructing your spouse to continue (more...)

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

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It’s that most wonderful time of the year again … unless you are dealing with things like divorce, death, illness or any other myriad of life challenges.  The holidays can exacerbate feelings of loneliness, grief and stress, so if you are having difficulties with all the FaLaLa going on around you, it may help to know you are not alone. 

“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your (more...)

How To Keep Your Marital Home With Your Ex After Divorce

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Typically, the marital home in divorce either gets sold or one spouse buys out the other spouse but these days we’re seeing more and more cases where this isn’t what people want. Couples are wanting to know how to keep your house with your ex after divorce.
What’s driving these conversations are rising interest rates making it difficult to refinance. Home prices are also going up making it impossible for both spouses to (more...)

Divorcing And Not Working? You Might Regret It

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If you’re divorcing and not working, you might regret it. Why?
Standard advice used to be not to go back to work as it would likely impact the alimony you’d receive and not just the amount but also the duration.
You’ll rarely hear that advice these days. Gone are the days of lifetime maintenance, and if you’re not working you’re at risk of being treated as voluntarily unemployed. That (more...)

3 Things You Might Not Know About Worthy And Selling Your Jewelry

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I was on a trip to New York City recently and wearing my affiliate hat I contacted Judy Herbst at Worthy and asked if I could visit. They’re located on West 37th Street in Manhattan – no big, fancy offices (does anyone have those anymore?). I stepped off the elevator and there they were: the people who answer phones when you call to ask about selling your jewelry.
Judy gave me a tour showing me through each (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...)