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Asking the Hard Questions Can Make Things Easier

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{4 minutes to read}  What happens if things don’t work out between us? One thing I have learned in my career as a mediator, is that whatever question is most difficult to ask in a given moment is the one that must be asked and addressed. All settlement agreements should address the present and the [...]

What’s Worth Fighting for in Divorce?

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Knowing which things are actually worth fighting before you start your negotiations can help you focus your efforts when settling your divorce.

Who Should Be on Your Divorce Support Team?

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Building a personal and professional support team can help you navigate all the issues that come up during a divorce.

How to deal when you’re a mom who pays child support or alimony

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Increasingly, it is moms who pay their exes child support and alimony, and their vitriol about the matter is often far more acute than when payer and payee fall along traditional gender lines. Vanessa was stunned to learn that after her ex left her for a much younger neighbor, she had to pay him nearly $70,000 in alimony and…
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“I want a boyfriend, but a good man is hard to find”

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The world tells single women that there are no good men, and they are destined to be lonely. Not true. Here is how to attract a quality man, find love, a boyfriend and even a husband, and enjoy a healthy relationship. When I was growing up, my divorced mom dated a lot, but she drilled…

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💀 Your Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare! 💀

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Why do so many divorces become the stuff nightmares are made of?

“The ceremony took six minutes.  The marriage lasted about the same amount of time though we didn’t get a divorce for almost a year.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

You don’t have to be haunted by your Ex or your divorce. The secret lies in your attitude, the divorce professionals you choose and the path you decide to take. One of the biggest (more...)

The Sad Truth About Your Spouse’s Lies In Divorce

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Most divorce professionals will tell you that everyone lies at some point in their divorce. For many people, they might be harmless ‘white lies’ that are told to try to make the other person feel better or to avoid a confrontation.

But then there are the lies that are deeply deceitful. They may cause significant harm, even be life-altering. The sad truth about your spouse’s lies in divorce is that you may have little legal (more...)

Ready For A Confidence Boost? Quit Hanging Around People Who Suck

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Are you divorced and working to rebuild your self-esteem? When you’re working to get your confidence back and build boundaries, there is one “hiding in plain sight” barrier that will keep you from reaching your goals.

And that’s surrounding yourself with toxic people.

You know *exactly* who they are…

The pushy one with unsolicited advice that makes you doubt your decisionsThe catty bitch with snide comments and back-handed complimentsThe one who blames (more...)

How To Find The Right Divorce Attorney For You

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More and more people are filing for divorce themselves,
without lawyers. But most people do need legal advice on at least some aspects
of their divorce. And, sometimes, couples can’t agree, and the divorce turns
into a fully contested, litigated divorce. So how do you find the right divorce
attorney for you?

The challenge is often knowing where to start. You’re
unfamiliar with the legal system in general and with domestic relations, in
particular.

You&(more...)

What’s Scary About Selling Your Wedding Rings?

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The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and #spookyseason is trending on social media. It’s the time of year to face your fears. Have you ever noticed a pang in your stomach when you’re getting rid of anything related to your wedding memories?

Let’s clear out the cobwebs and figure out why you’re feeling stuck. What’s so frightening about selling your wedding rings?

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