2016 Newsletter

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December 2016

  1. Divorce Process: The Role of Your Divorce Team
    When you’re ready to build your divorce team, be sure to include the professionals that have been trained in equitable and fair divorce practices.
  2. Children and Divorce: Is Your Ex “Gift Showering” the Kids?
    You don’t have control over your ex’s gift purchases, but you can control what you do — and the new memories you create for yourself and your kids.
  3. Financial Issues: Financial Abuse Is a Form of Domestic Violence
    This abuse is cloaked in false “protectiveness,” a form of bullying, and a precursor to domestic violence. Financial abuse leaves no bruises, but it really, really hurts.
  4. Considering Divorce: Second Guessing Your Decision to Divorce?
    Second-guessing this decision is unproductive. Problem-solving your present, practicing gratitude, and focusing on your current goals is where it’s at.
  5. Infidelity: 13 Reasons People are Unfaithful in a Marriage
    Once infidelity occurs in a marriage, those betrayed are faced with questions such as why, and whether or not forgiveness is possible.

November 2016

  1. Parenting and Divorce: 12 Tips for Making Parallel Co-Parenting Work for You
    What is parallel co-parenting and how can it work for you?
  2. Alimony and Divorce: 4 Types of Alimony You Need to Know About
    Did you know there are four types of alimony? Learn what they are here.
  3. Divorce Recovery: 4 Tips for Empowering Yourself After Divorce
    Pave the way to feeling in charge of your destiny; take control of simple aspects of your life.
  4. Financial Issues: 10 Reasons All Couples Should Get A Prenup Before Marriage
    Ensure your future is protected in case of divorce; here are 10 reasons to sign a prenup.
  5. Infidelity and Divorce: Should You Tell the Kids About the Affair?
    Considerations you must make before deciding whether to tell the children about your or your spouse’s affair.

October 2016

  1. Coping with Divorce: 3 Helpful Strategies to Cope with Divorce
    While it is devastating to see the end of a relationship and the life you built with your ex, there are ways to bounce back from it.
  2. Considering Divorce: 16 Signs You’re Married to a Narcissist|
    Marriages are a delicate balancing act for many couples; however, when you add a personality disorder to the equation, marital issues become further exacerbated.
  3. Children and Divorce: 10 Heartbreaking Confessions from Divorced Parents
    Hindsight is always 20/20; here are some heartbreaking regrets from 10 divorced parents.
  4. Financial Issues: Tax Consequences to Consider During Property and Debt Division
    Division of assets and debts may sound easy, but it is often not easy at all. You must watch for tax consequences when dividing property and debts during divorce.
  5. Divorce News and Statistics: Divorce Increases Chances of a Second Heart Attack: Study
    According to a recent study, heart attack victims who get divorced are significantly more likely to experience a second heart attack.

September 2016

  1. Children and Divorce: Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts for Starting a New School Year as a Divorced Parent
    Whether it’s scheduling extracurricular events or nightly study sessions, divorced parents must be able to communicate effectively with each other to ensure academic success for their child.
  2. Coping with Divorce: Breaking Up is Never Easy; A Guide to Getting Through Divorce
    Whether you’ve just decided to tell your spouse you want a divorce or are beginning the divorce process, remember that it’s not going to be easy. Follow this guide to help you get through this transition.
  3. Divorce Recovery: 14 Most Common Causes of Infidelity in a Marriage
    Reasons for people having affairs are endless, but what are the most common causes?
  4. Financial Issues: Dissipation of Assets in Divorce: What You Need to Know
    Proving dissipation might be a bit difficult, but when you understand the potential impact it can make on the overall division of the remaining marital estate, it’s well worth the effort.
  5. Divorce Process: 4 Common Divorce Regrets – and How to Avoid Them
    The most common divorce regrets are avoidable when you have the right information on how to navigate this life-changing process.

August 2016

  1. Divorce Recovery: 4 Things to Do to Begin Moving on After Divorce
    Although difficult, moving on can be rejuvenating and empowering if you take the matters into your own hands and focus on recovery and your wellbeing.
  2. Divorce Recovery: 7 Ways a Single Parent Can Stay Financially Fit
    Raising a child on a budget doesn’t have to be scary, but having no plan on how to stay financially fit after divorce should be!
  3. Spousal Support: Percentage of Men Awarded Spousal Support Increasing
    An increasing number of women are becoming the leading earners in many families, and more men are eligible to receive spousal support following a divorce.

July 2016

  1. Divorce Recovery: 10 Steps to Recover from a Divorce
    You can’t allow the end of your marriage to ruin the rest of your life. These steps can help you heal and be happy again.
  2. Divorce and Annulment: Can I Divorce a Spouse Who Has a Mental Illness?
    The quick answer is that legally you can end a marriage when a spouse is mentally ill. But the real question is whether or not you can give yourself permission to do so.
  3. Dating after Divorce: 4 Things to Consider Before You Start Dating After Divorce
    Jumping into another relationship before you’re ready can lead to more disappointments and hurt. Work on your grief and recovery first.

June 2016

  1. Divorce Process: 3 Ways People Sabotage Their Divorce
    Being too aggressive can ignite a lengthy legal battle between you and your spouse, which can lead to a worse outcome for both parties.
  2. Considering Divorce: Why It Matters Who You Hire in Divorce and How to Get It Right
    The decisions you make and divorce professionals you hire during your divorce can impact your future and your children.
  3. Children and Divorce: 6 Common Mistakes Divorced Parents Make
    It’s easy to forget what is in a child’s best interest when parents focus on being self-righteous and getting what they feel is owed to them.
  4. Coping with Divorce: 5 Ways to Help Someone Who is Getting a Divorce
    What are the DOs and DONTs of lending a hand to a divorcing friend in need?

May 2016

  1. Divorce Recovery: 9 Tips for Going Back to Work After a Divorce
    Getting back into the workforce will take some time and patience. Consider the following tips from a former stay-at-home mom to help you in your job search.
  2. Financial Issues: What You Need to Know About Debt and Divorce
    After the end of your marriage, monetary misdeeds can leave lasting scars on your finances. Here are some things that may be helpful to know when it comes to debt and divorce.
  3. Coping with Divorce: I Thought My Ex was a Narcissist – But Maybe I’m the One!
    Are you a Narcissist? Here are the signs to look for; if you have at least 5 of the 9, you might just have Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  4. Child Custody: 7 Common Mistakes When Fighting a Custody Battle
    Avoid detrimental mistakes during a custody dispute by learning what you should and should not do.

April 2016

  1. Coping with Divorce: 5 Pieces of Advice for Divorcing Parents
    Divorce is an emotional and stressful life event that nobody can be fully prepared for. To lessen the negative effects of divorce on you and your children, keep these five tips in mind.
  2. Financial Issues: 4 Steps to Take When Divorce is Inevitable
    If you believe that your marriage is on the rocks, or that your spouse is planning a divorce, it is essential to have a plan to protect yourself and make sure your family and your future will be secure.
  3. The Divorce Process: Facebook and Divorce: What You Need to Know
    In courts throughout the country, judges are taking people’s social media accounts and postings into consideration as evidence during divorce.
  4. Children and Divorce: 9 Tips for Helping Your Kids Get through Your Divorce
    There is nothing more important than your kids during and after a divorce. Everything you do, strive for, and settle on during the divorce should be in your kid’s best interest.

March 2016

  1. Coping with Divorce: Dear (Newly Divorced) Me: A Letter from Your Future Self
    For right now, breathe, stay strong, and keep moving forward one step at a time.
  2. Financial Issues: Your Credit Report: A Must-Have Divorce Document
    Your credit report is a free and easy way to pull together an organized list of all credit accounts that have been opened and titled in individual and joint names.
  3. Children and Divorce: 6 Things Parents of Adolescent Children Should Consider When Divorcing
    Divorce can be a harsh reality to young children and adolescents; parents should keep the following in mind when going through the process.

February 2016

  1. Property Division: Who Gets to Keep the Pets in a Divorce?
    Flexibility and creativity are among the tools you’ll need to resolve who keeps your furry loved ones.
  2. Child Custody: Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes During a Custody Battle
    Don’t risk being classified as unfit or neglectful during your custody dispute by making these simple – and avoidable – mistakes.
  3. Financial Issues: 5 Ways to Minimize Divorce Costs
    Organize, communicate, disclose, investigate, and be reasonable.
  4. Divorce Recovery: Taking a Chance on Love a Second Time
    If you allow yourself to be both brave and vulnerable, you just might find that love can be lovelier the second time around.

January 2016

  1. Financial Issues: Video: Spousal Support (Alimony) and Taxes
    Learn how taxes could affect the spousal support (alimony) you’ll be paying or receiving.
  2. Recovery: 7 Ways to Make Room for Spiritual Healing after Divorce
    For many people, the decision to divorce brings up feelings of guilt, shame, and a sense of failure. Here’s how to start the healing process.
  3. Coping with Divorce: 3 Tips on Coping with Divorce after Decades of Marriage
    All divorces are emotionally painful. However, when you have been married for decades, there is a long shared history that can be particularly painful to lose.
  4. Relationships and Dating: Tone of Voice Can Predict Marital Success
    How you say it, not just what you say, can impact your marriage.

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