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What Is An Exit Affair And How To Survive One

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Truth be told, extra-marital affairs are not unusual. Some studies report that 60 percent of married partners report having engaged in affairs. Some couples are able to recover and reconcile from infidelity and report a stronger relationship afterwards. But that’s not easy and more often, the affair will lead to the eventual end of the marriage.
In some cases, the person having the affair already sees the marriage as being over and the affair becomes the way (more...)

5 Post-Divorce Disputes You Could Resolve With Mediation

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Guest post by John Butler
The decree is final and the divorced couple breathes a sigh of relief. They believe the issues are settled, the divorce is official and they are ready to get on with their lives. Then months or even years later, they are often taken aback to discover that new issues arise; unexpected circumstances bring new potential for conflict. Couples who initially hired attorneys and went to court during their divorce dread the cost, time and (more...)

How To Help Your Child Overcome Their Anxiety About Your Divorce

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Your divorce is about you and your spouse ending your marriage but how you do this and how you parent with your STBX after your divorce will have a profound impact on your child no matter their age. One thing you can be sure of: your divorce WILL make your child anxious.
One challenge is that your child may not express their true feelings to you and even if they do tell you it’s no big deal (more...)

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Okay, so my story, by Jim Shaw. I was born in Mebane, North Carolina, so I’m just a local product born and reared here, and love it here. Went to school in Chapel Hill, studied business. Somewhere along the line, I developed a love of photography, so that was my career immediately after college. But then after a while, I said, “Well, you know, I should use my business degree,” so I wound out (more...)

How to Find the Best Divorce Lawyer

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Your marriage isn’t working out. You need a divorce lawyer. What you really want is the best family law attorney you can find.
Unfortunately, what you really want to do right now is close the blinds and pull the covers over your head for a while! You have your children and job to worry about. How can you even begin to think about finding a divorce attorney to help you through the process? The task seems (more...)

5 Myths You Should Know to Plan a Healthy Divorce

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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 To Avoid Losing Everything In A Divorce

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The one universal complaint that many couples who divorce report is that they lost everything during the process. Unfortunately this is nothing new. With aggressive lawyers on both sides, in most cases neither partner ends up a winner. There are very few divorces that end amicably. Typically, each year the divorce season spikes in January […]

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Ways To Reconcile With Your Spouse And Avoid A Divorce

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Marriages can sometimes be “made in heaven” but for some individuals far from living in paradise their life becomes a living hell. Just because a document says that a man and wife is married does not mean that they will be together for the rest of their lives. A separation or divorce can take place any time and no document can give a guarantee that such a thing will never take place. However, many couples decide to (more...)

How Grandparents Can Help During A Divorce

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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...)

Psychological Stages During And After A Divorce

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Psychological stress during a divorce is common and most individuals who go through a divorce experience it. Often, those who experience psychological stress were not prepared for what was in store for them. The unpreparedness catches them off guard and the consequences are much worse than they are supposed to be. There are different stages of psychological stress during and after a divorce and individuals who are going through one should be wary of them.
Stage 1: Blame
No (more...)