Thinking Of Divorcing? Read This First

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by Robert S. Blair Jr.-is a board-certified specialist in family law in North Carolina You’re angry as hell at the spouse you thought you knew. You want to hire the meanest, toughest SOB divorce lawyer you can find and exact the retribution you deserve by going to court. How could a judge not agree that your spouse is a complete (insert description here) and side with you on all issues? After all, you’re the one who’s being fair and … Read more »

New Study Finds Seasonal Increases in Divorce

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by: Michele M. Jochner of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP The transition from the summer to fall season usually brings to mind students returning to school, the kickoff of the football matchups and the leaves changing colors.  A recent study conducted by sociologists at the University of Washington has revealed another fall seasonal occurrence: an increase in filings for divorce. This report, presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, analyzed the timing of divorce filings in Washington … Read more »

Divorce Island-How People Change When Getting Divorced

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 by Mark Banschick M.D. from Pschology Today Your Your ex-wife’s different now, and dismisses what you have to say about the kids or undermines you as a parent. Your can’t get money from your ex-husband, something he never did in the past. Your seven-year-old is wetting her bed again. You discover that your eleven-year-old is sucking his thumb. Your angry adolescent has become a goody two-shoes. Your friends don’t call. And, you are surprised by the people that do call. What is going … Read more »

How do you keep a family together after a divorce?

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By Samantha Shanley from the AAML Weekly Eblast For years, I was under the impression that my husband and I had cultivated the near-perfect marriage, the two of us like His and Her Majesty, presiding over an enviable life. I wasn’t the only one who saw it so plainly. “You two are in your prime!” my uncle remarked last winter, echoing what many who knew us must have been thinking, too. I grinned back at him, but inside I … Read more »

Military Disability Pay and Divorce

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by Chris Barondeau , a divorce attorney with the Goosmann Law Firm in Sioux City, Iowa. From the ABA Family Law Newsletter April, 2017. How would you describe your marriage? If you are currently considering divorce, you might say “it’s complicated.” When one spouse is receiving military disability pay, you might think this makes the divorce process complicated as well. It can be difficult to understand how military disability pay factors into your divorce. However, by obtaining basic information about the … Read more »

Who Should You Tell When You’re Over Your Divorce?

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You need to let them know that you’ve moved on. Diane L. Danois, J.D., Contributor to the Huffington Post Divorce Following a lengthy process of soul-searching and decision-making about what is most important in life, a moment of enlightenment occurs for many people post-divorce: they move on. They leave behind the vitriol and acidity of the years leading up to their divorce, and they re-learn how to live independently. They find themselves. They reinvent themselves. And for many, they … Read more »

The Only Divorce Coping Tool You’ll Need for the Holidays

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Andra Brosh, PhD from GoodTherapy.org For many people reading this, this Easter/Passover is their first holiday season post-divorce. Getting through the holiday can compound an already stressful life transition. Managing the loss and grief on top of holiday socializing, shopping, and gift giving can be beyond overwhelming. My marriage ended several years ago right before Thanksgiving, and I clearly remember wondering how I would make it through the end of the year. I like to think of this time as … Read more »

10 Helpful Books About Divorce

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Learn to help your kids cope with the realities of divorce. by Laura Broadwell-Parent’s Magazine Books for Kids Sometimes reading a story about divorce can help a child make sense of his feelings and understand that he is not alone. A good book can also be a springboard for discussion between parents and kids. Here is a sampling of 10 books that may help you on your journey. Dinosaurs Divorce By Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown Dinosaur … Read more »

"What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Divorced"

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Discover 10 important pieces of advice these women learned the hard way BY NATASHA BURTON from Woman’s Day Magazine Hindsight’s 20/20, so there’s no one better than ex-wives to tell you what to do (and not to do) if you’re going through—or just contemplating—a divorce. Here, real women share what they wish they’d known when they split from their husbands and divorce professionals weigh in on how to combat the most unexpected, yet most common, mistakes they’ve seen clients make. Read more »

10 Most Common Reasons for Divorce

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by Shellie R Warren- author, writer, marriage life coach and doula- from Marriage .com Marriage isn’t always easy and the sad reality is that not all “I do’s” end with a happily ever after no matter how much two people may love each other. It’s estimated that 40 to 50 percent of all first marriages, and 60 percent of second marriages in the United States, end in divorce. This can be hard to grasp for someone who is about … Read more »