The media has often depicted divorce as a nasty, difficult, and a heartbreaking process. Many people facing the reality of a divorce wonder, “Is my divorce going to be like this?” or “Is there a right way to divorce?”. Here are 4 suggestions on how to divorce the right way. Stay Cordial, Avoid Drama To divorce the right way is to be as civil and cordial as possible with the other spouse. It … [Read more...] about What is The Right Way to Divorce?
Divorce can be a scary word with many connotations. Late night conversations, heated arguments, split households, financial stress, worries about the children and parenting plans are things that come to mind. Divorce can be shocking and surprising to many such as Bill and Melinda Gates’s announcement about their separation. Overall, it is just something that people want to avoid, … [Read more...] about 5 Signs It’s Time to Get a Divorce
As the name might imply, a “Gray” divorce is a divorce between spouses who are older. But it is as much about the issues involved when older couples divorce, as their age. Thus, spouses in their 50s with retirement accounts and grown children are included in this same category of divorce. What is Driving the Increase in Gray Divorces? No-fault divorce has made at-fault divorces … [Read more...] about What is a “Gray” Divorce?
A divorce case can be high-stress and extremely emotional, and these two factors can cloud many people’s judgement when going through a divorce. To better understand what to not overlook in a divorce case, here are three common mistakes that happen in a divorce. Not Looking for Alternative Options The number one mistake I see is not considering Mediation or Collaborative Divorce and going … [Read more...] about Three Common Mistakes Couples Make in Their Divorce
Maintaining privacy during a divorce is critical for the well-being of everyone involved, but the intensity of emotions sometimes makes that difficult. The process goes smoother when both parties respect each other’s privacy. Here are three tips on maintaining privacy in a divorce. Maintain Privacy for Your Spouse Both spouses should refrain from speaking negatively and breaching privacy … [Read more...] about How to Maintain a Private and Confidential Divorce
Divorce cases are almost always stressful and the emotional tension between two people can make the divorce process extremely difficult. We have three tips to help you manage emotions during the strenuous days and weeks after separation. Don’t Go It Alone Human interaction is important, especially during a time of crisis. A divorce can be very traumatic and it is important to not … [Read more...] about Tips for Managing Emotions During Divorce Process
Many times, when people are handed divorce papers, the evitable question arises which is “What is this divorce going to cost me?” We have some insight into how divorce will affect you, financially and emotionally. Financial Cost “How much is this literally going to cost me?” Divorce can get expensive in California. An average divorce, even if it's not heavily litigated, costs $15,000 … [Read more...] about How Much is This Divorce Going to Cost Me?
Divorce is something nobody plans for when they marry their significant other. In fact, many couples vow to never even consider divorce. Unfortunately, there is a 50% chance that new marriages will end in divorce. Common issues are often the cause of a break-up but there are solutions if both parties are willing to cooperate with one another. Here are the three most common causes of divorce, and … [Read more...] about Most Common Causes of Divorce
Prenuptial Agreements get a bad reputation in the media and they are almost always directly related to a bitter divorce. If you or your partner are considering getting a prenup, we are here to assure you that this should not overshadow a significant event such as a wedding. In fact, a Prenuptial Agreement can address uncomfortable or difficult conversations that all couples need to have … [Read more...] about Why a Couple Should Consider Getting a Prenuptial Agreement
When parents with children are going through a divorce, things may become difficult when considering how they will both remain a vital part of the child’s life. This is where co-parenting comes in. The ultimate goal of co-parenting is to make sure that the child always feels loved by both parents and this can be accomplished by the parents working together. What is … [Read more...] about What is Co-Parenting?