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What Should You Do When You Realize Your Marriage is Over?

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One of the life’s most heartbreaking situations is when one of the spouses in a marriage has decided to end the marriage and file for a divorce while the other still wants the marriage to work out. It may be possible that you are going through such a scenario in your life right now. It is normal to feel a blend of conflicting emotions. Moreover, you are perhaps not certain about your next course of action. It (more...)

How To Focus On Your Kids In A Divorce

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When you are getting a divorce, your children are your most important worry. But, do not be sad, as studies prove that children can cope up with the divorce of their parents and even come out okay. Now, this may not always be the case. There are several kids who get emotionally wounded when their parent’s divorce. The wounds can stay on for the rest of their lives. Here are some of the steps you can take (more...)

Top 5 Reasons for Couples Getting Divorced

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Marriage is not an easy relationship. There are several cases when couples started their married life with the best intentions but ended up getting divorced. There could be various reasons for which couples get divorced. Here are some of the most common reasons for couples ending up being in divorce court.
Extra-marital affairs or adultery
According to a report published by AARP, even today, adultery plays a big role in people filing for divorce. But, reports also claim that (more...)

Can The Husband Sell The Marital House?

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The answer to whether a divorcing guy can sell his house or not is not quite an easy one. This is because the reply depends on factors like what decisions were made by the judge in a particular case and the conditions of a divorce agreement.
Divorce and marital home
At the time of divorce, the concerned couple has to take a call on the entire marital property and that includes the house the spouses shared.  Though it (more...)

When Are Two Mediators Used During a Divorce?

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Nowadays, divorce has become a common issue and couples who are unhappy with the marriage head for a divorce. Mediation plays a big part in divorce proceedings. Often, if the couple have not undergone a mediation program, the court will appoint one for them. But court-appointed mediation does not work as well as mediators who work separately. One of the biggest reasons is that court appointed mediators are given a time limit and often that limit is not enough (more...)

Paying a Large Retainer to File a Divorce Action Can Be a Critical Mistake

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{2:12 minutes to read} A retainer is an advance fee that you pay a lawyer which is in effect a down payment that will be applied toward the total fee charged. The reason why a lawyer requires a retainer is that, if you stop paying them, they must obtain the permission of the judge before [...]

The Dreaded New Significant Other, Part 2

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Part II: The Conversation About Concerns {3:18 minutes to read} In my last blog, The Dreaded New Significant Other, Part I – The Possibility, I talked about the challenges parents sometimes face after a separation or divorce when a new person comes into the picture. I also shared a “best case scenario” about a mother who [...]

Divorce and the Stay at Home Mom

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Stay at home moms considering divorce need to protect their financial futures. These tips can help.

How To Protect Yourself From Getting Hurt After Divorce

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Regardless of who decides to end the marriage, there are always upset feelings and most people want to know how to protect themselves from getting hurt after divorce.
The key to that is boundaries. Just like fences and locks we use to protect our property, we establish all sorts of boundaries with others to help protect us from harm. These boundaries however are not as simple or obvious as a gate or a padlock. They’re (more...)

Book Review: Collateral Damage: Guiding And Protecting Your Children

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The vast majority of divorcing parents I meet are concerned about the impact ending their relationship will have on their children. They love their children, they do still want a family for their children and they don’t want the lives of their children to be more difficult.
The challenge always comes in the details of how to accomplish all that. These hurdles are compounded by a common mistake we, as adults often make: assuming that our child (more...)