The Next Chapter

Divorce Resources for Women

‘Surviving’ Category

Property Statutes

Share with a friend
 

Property statutes – click one to be taken to an expanded definition.

§ 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property upon divorce

§ 50-20.1. Pension and retirement benefits

§ 50-21. Procedures in actions for equitable distribution of property; sanctions for purposeful and prejudicial delay

§ 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property upon divorce(a) Upon application of a party, the court shall determine what is the marital property and divisible property and divisible (more...)

Divorce Grief Stages & How To Deal

Share with a friend
 

When we are first going through the stages of divorce grief, we wonder how we will survive at all. It’s like trying to repair the damage of a tornado, a tsunami, a devastating wildfire and a level 5 hurricane all rolled into one. It’s a loss of so much … so much time …

The post Divorce Grief Stages & How To Deal appeared first on Midlife Divorce Recovery.

Feeling Lonely After Divorce

Share with a friend
 

Loneliness is part of every divorce.  Even though those lonely feelings after divorce can be the worst feelings we have ever felt, they are normal.  Normal or not, the loneliness can be so painful that we sometimes wonder how long we can survive those crushing feelings of rejection and isolation.  In the back of

The post Feeling Lonely After Divorce appeared first on Midlife Divorce Recovery.

Believe It Or Not An Amicable Divorce Is Possible

Share with a friend
 

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’

Share with a friend
 

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.”
????
 
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...)

Did You Know That Hugs Are Good For Your Health?

Share with a friend
 

If you are thinking about divorce, chances are you are feeling pretty lonely. If you are going through a divorce, you are probably feeling scared and lonely. And if you are dating after a divorce, who knows what you are feeling! Dating after divorce can be really fun, but it can also feel hopeless and lonely at times, like Mr. Right is never going to surface. There’s one thing that is sure to help with loneliness, and (more...)

In it for the long haul: why divorce rates are falling fast

Share with a friend
 

Divorce is at its lowest in 45 years. Tanya Gold talks to lawyers, therapists, friends and couples to find out why more people are choosing to stick togetherI am a child of unhappily divorced people. Apparently, there are happily divorced people, but I have always thought they were a myth; an invention of advertisers, who need people to always be happy, even in extremis. Your heart can be in pieces, but how well you wear a cashmere shrug and (more...)

Unwanted Divorce

Share with a friend
 

I didn’t want to be divorced. I always thought my ex and I could fix anything and could even be stronger than ever. But when I finally realized I couldn’t save my marriage, and my unwanted divorce was final, I wondered how I could survive. I honestly thought I would never really be happy

The post Unwanted Divorce appeared first on Midlife Divorce Recovery.

Find Grace With Gratitude & Forgiveness

Share with a friend
 

Sometimes in life when we feel that the challenges we face are insurmountable, it can be difficult to feel thankful for much of anything.  Yet gratitude is exactly what is needed in the most challenging of days. Taking a moment during the chaos to breathe into what’s right among all that is wrong, is an act of grace and grounding.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a (more...)

Stressed About the Holidays? Here’s What to Do.

Share with a friend
 

Well, Thanksgiving is done and we’ve survived Black Friday but we’re not through the holiday abyss yet.
This means we’ll most likely be dreading the stress, craziness, and visions of perfection shoved down our throats.
For many of us, the holidays can feel dark, lonely, and stressful—especially if we are going through or recovering from divorce. Instead of looking forward to beautiful decorations, the smell of baking pies, and holiday (more...)