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What Is Divorce Etiquette And How Can It Help?

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You don’t often hear the words ‘divorce’ and ‘etiquette’ used together. When I hear the word ‘etiquette,’ I think manners, politeness, courtesies – again not things we usually associate with ending a marriage. And perhaps that’s exactly why so many people struggle to achieve a good divorce. So what is divorce etiquette and how can it help?
I’m not a fan of rule books but I do (more...)

What Is It With Divorce And Travel Adventures?

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Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat, Pray, Love uncovered and publicized something that many people do after the end of their marriage: an epic journey. This is not about a getaway with girlfriends or the guys or a long overdue vacation. This is about pushing the boundaries and doing something very different for you – an adventure, an exploration, a quest. So what is it about divorce and travel adventures?
Clearly, not everyone is in a position to take (more...)

Mar 28, Signs and symptoms of nervous or mental breakdown

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Check these signs and symptoms of a nervous or mental breakdown to find out if you're in need of urgent medical help.

Apr 6, Make your partner fall in love with you again

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How to make your partner fall in love with you again, when you fear he/she doesn't love you anymore

‘Scary Mommy’ Founder Announced the Details of Her Divorce in a Powerful Way

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DivorceJill Smokler, who started the parenting website in 2008, revealed that her husband Jeff's sexuality was a "secret" they shared for years.
[embed:render:node:144927:left:width_360] Jill Smokler, who started the popular parenting website ScaryMommy.com in 2008, revealed to her followers this week that she is splitting from her husband Jeff Smokler after 17 years of marriage. Jeff revealed to People.com that the couple, who share three children, Evan, 9, Ben, 11, (more...)

How to Keep your Heart Open through Divorce

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When going through divorce it’s very difficult to see the bigger picture of how life will play out afterwards.  It might seem that you can’t be fully open to any possibilities or happiness through this transition, but that’s not quite true.  You can find happiness during this process and learn how to not only love yourself but others as well.

 

 

Here’s to New Beginnings

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It’s the season of spring and new beginnings.   Just like newborn animals and the tender shoots of new plants, new beginnings mean being fragile and vulnerable and yet, they spring hope eternal of what will be.
But maybe March finds you in what still feels like the winter season of your life.  Are you facing the beginning stages of divorce, and you feel a blizzard coming?  Do you feel snowed in by a messy (more...)

Alimony in Gross Must Not Exceed Present Estate

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A pair of recent Alabama cases stand for the same principle, so we’ll combine them in the same note. It takes nerve to appeal an award of $5,000 on the grounds that you don’t have it. And yes, this husband must have nerve. In Pylant v Pylant, Case No. 2150787 (Ala. Civ. App. February 10, … Continue reading "Alimony in Gross Must Not Exceed Present Estate"

When It Comes To Ordering Retroactive Child Support, Does “May” Really Mean “Must”?

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Yokley v Yokley, Case No. 2150814 (Ala. Civ. App. March 3, 2017) is a case about retroactive child support. It’s also about the award of a house in divorce, but that issue isn’t particularly interesting, so we’ll ignore it. The parties had two minor children. They lived with the wife during the 21 months the … Continue reading "When It Comes To Ordering Retroactive Child Support, Does “May” Really Mean “Must”?"

A Case Not Yet Ripe for Appeal

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With rare exception, parties may not appeal a divorce case until the trial court’s judgment is final. We have a recent illustration of that in Exum v Exum, Case No. 2150948 (Ala. Civ. App. March 10, 2017). The parties had been divorced since 2010. In 2015 the father asked the trial court to hold the … Continue reading "A Case Not Yet Ripe for Appeal"