The Next Chapter

Divorce Resources for Women

‘Pets’ Category

Christmas Day While Going Through A Divorce

Share with a friend
 

Christmas day while going through divorce: devastating? sad? lonely? upsetting? painful? awkward? longing? will never be the same? There are so many feelings on this day…
 
If you are newly separated…
This might be a tough day for you. Please know that God is with you, and that your family, your kids, your friends and other people you know love and care deeply for you. Next year at this time, life will look a lot different, (more...)

How to Make Extra Money After Divorce

Share with a friend
 

With the holidays in full swing, it can be tempting to overindulge, especially if you’re going through a divorce. You may want to spoil yourself or your children so that the sting of life changes don’t sting quite as bad.
The National Retail Federation is already predicting the average American will spend over $1000 on holiday shopping this year. It all feels good at the time but when the credit card bill arrives those feelings (more...)

Can Pets Be Separate Property in a Divorce in Oklahoma?

Share with a friend
 

Under Oklahoma law, animals and family pets are still considered property during a divorce proceeding, and thus will be distributed as property under the equitable distribution doctrine. 
The necessity to determine how family pets are divided during divorce proceedings is evident in the number of people choosing to forgo having children, and instead, adopting “fur babies.”
Being able to anticipate how a court will likely divide your pets helps your divorce attorney better prepare you for (more...)

Art Projects You Can Do with Your Children for Father’s Day

Share with a friend
 

With Mother’s Day just finishing up, it’s time to turn your attention to Father’s Day. For those who are either single parents or recently divorced, these holidays can prove to be difficult.

Regardless of what your relationship with your ex may be, you’ve never wanted it to affect the upbringing of your child or how your child perceives their other parent. As such, Mother’s Day and Father&(more...)

Is There a “Gift” in Your Divorce? Find the “Silver Lining” and You Will Flourish!

Share with a friend
 

Find the reward in your divorce experience.By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCWhen we are in the midst of life trauma, like a divorce, it is very difficult to experience anything but the pain, disappointment, hurt and anguish related to that experience. That’s only natural. But very often, in hindsight, we can find meaning, relevance, valuable lessons and insights that were the direct result of those major life challenges. Without that life-altering event we would not become the more (more...)

How to Cope With Divorce And The Threat Of Suicide

Share with a friend
 

The risk of suicide increases significantly with divorce. Knowing how to respond if you, your STBX or your child becomes suicidal is critical.
How do you know when to take a suicide threat seriously?
Should you put the divorce on hold or promise not to divorce?
Is it your fault if your STBX ends their life?
As a divorce coach, I worked with a few clients whose STBX has chosen to end their life during the divorce process. It&(more...)

Beating The Winter Blues While Going Through A Divorce

Share with a friend
 

Contribution from freelance writer Jackie Edwards
Winter is here, and while most people are trying to stay warm at this time, some individuals who are dealing with a divorce may find that the gloomy weather can have an impact on their mood and well-being. Going through a divorce is tough enough as it can affect your finances, your children, and other relationships. But perhaps the hardest thing about splitting up is coping with the loneliness and (more...)

What You Need To Know To Keep Pet Custody In A New York Divorce

Share with a friend
 

In Pennsylvania residents may now buy ‘consumer’ fireworks but won’t be able to utilize them in cars, shoot them into vehicles or at another person.
Californians won’t be able to buy ammunition without working with  an authorized merchant — even if they purchase online and in New York, pets will be treated as children.
The bill, sponsored by Linda Holmes, intends for pets to be cared for like family members, not as (more...)

7 Things You Need To Know About Pets And Divorce

Share with a friend
 

If your pet is family to you, then there are 7 things you need to know about pets and divorce.
Perhaps the single most important thing to know is that while your pet is a member of your family, the law in most places of the U.S. treats your pet as property. That means that if you and your STBX can’t come to an agreement on sharing your pet and a judge has to decide what (more...)

Prince Harry and Fiancé Meghan Markle Describe The Royal Proposal

Share with a friend
 

Congratulations are in order for the newly engaged Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle who plan to marry in the Spring of 2018.
Monday morning, the couple officially announced their royal engagement at Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden.  Soon after, the Prince and his American sweetheart sat down together for their first interview post engagement, where they described their low-key wedding proposal to the BBC.
The royal proposal took place weeks ago in the cottage they (more...)