Relationship Insights from Divorce Attorneys: 4 Things You Need to Know

When it comes to love and marriage, the statistics are a bit harrowing. We’ve all heard the old warning that half of all marriages are doomed to fail. Although divorce rates have actually been decreasing in recent years, they remain significant enough to make people uneasy about committing. As a divorce attorney, I’ve helped a lot of people work through one of the most emotionally volatile times in their lives and ... Read More

My Husband Just Filed for Divorce – What Do I Do?

If you have been served with divorce papers, or your husband has told you that he is has filed for divorce (or will file soon), what do you do?  Below are six steps to take back some control of the situation. Don’t panic. Stay calm.  You may experience a sense of urgency, but it is probably not a true emergency.  Domestic violence, family violence, and physical abuse are emergencies.  In those situations, ... Read More

4 Ways to Keep Conversations About Divorce Productive

You have been unhappy for awhile. Maybe your spouse has been too. Perhaps you’ve even been sleeping in separate bedrooms for months. When you speak to one another, the conversation is civil but entirely lacking warmth. For months, the only thing that has really kept you in the relationship is the children and your concerns about what a divorce could do to them, but seeing a counselor has helped you deal with those ... Read More

How to Assemble the Best Divorce Team

Divorce affects multiple aspects of your life, so it makes sense that you should assemble a team to help you navigate the process and achieve the best results. Ideally, you want team members who can support every aspect of your experience, from legal to financial to emotional. Each of these categories includes professionals with different areas of expertise, so which ones should you approach? In this blog, ... Read More

You Get What You Pay For: The Dangers of DIY Divorce

Maybe you’ve been thinking about doing your own divorce. While this is certainly your right, is it the wisest course of action for such an important and life-changing process? These days, people are attempting to do things that they used to leave to the professionals. Trying to save money and resources, they download information and kits off the Internet and try to handle these tasks themselves. While the DIY ... Read More

6 Tips to Survive the Holidays When You Can’t Stand Your Spouse

Prepare and Plan Your Divorce. First and foremost, find an attorney that you trust and who will help you plan and prepare for your divorce. An experienced divorce lawyer with a supportive team can help get you through the holidays with confidence. Divorce takes time, and pre-divorce planning improves the chances of minimizing the disruption to you and your children. Through pre-divorce planning you can take the time ... Read More

Reclaiming Your Strength: Making the Mental Shift from Victim to Survivor

It happened to you, and it wasn’t your choice. But as a survivor of infidelity or domestic violence, you do have a choice about how you shape your future. Although infidelity and domestic violence don’t always occur simultaneously, it can happen.  This is mainly because both acts involve poor levels of self-control and respect for women. Unfortunately, a lot of women blame themselves for their partner’s ... Read More

Get your pumpkins in a row and live the life you were meant to live!!

October is our anniversary! 9 years ago, I ventured forth into the great unknown, J.D. in hand, and hung out my shingle. I had no plan, and I winged a lot of it. I crashed and burned a few times because of that. As horrible as some of that was, I learned a great deal. One of the things I learned was the importance of having a PLAN. That same lesson is what we share with our clients today. Having a PLAN will go a ... Read More

New Beginnings: 4 Positive Ways You Can Support a Friend Going Through a Divorce

When a close friend is going through a divorce, it can be difficult to know what to say and do to support them. Even if the end of the marriage is clearly the best outcome for an unhappy relationship, emotions are probably running high and it can be difficult to find the right words or gestures of support. Don’t let trepidation silence you. Ask anyone who’s been through a divorce and they will tell you that ... Read More

How to Help Your Kids Transition Into Two Homes After Your Divorce

When parents divorce, the household is also divided. Your kids now have two homes: yours and that of your former spouse. While this change can be upsetting, as children don’t generally welcome disruptions to their routines, there are ways that you can put the experience in a positive and even exciting light before, during, and after the divorce. Get the Children Involved When the new home is being established, ... Read More