How do I pay my bills and pay for a divorce lawyer?

                  How do I pay my bills and hire a divorce lawyer? Can you afford to hire a divorce lawyer? You can’t afford not to. Check out our video on this topic here. With proper pre-divorce planning and some creative thinking, you’d be surprised at what you can afford. A client story Maggie* came to us for an initial ... Read More

Give Yourself the Tools: 5 Things to Prepare for a Divorce in the Upcoming Year

If your marriage has been an unhappy one for awhile, the coming of the New Year may inspire you to make a positive change. Filing for divorce will cause you to experience a gamut of emotions, from grief and sadness to relief and hope, but once it’s over, you will be able to rebuild and be happier than before. Like all major life changes, divorce requires preparation. You have to gather certain records to ... Read More

A New Year, a New You: 4 Ways to Take Charge of Your Life After a Divorce

Divorce is often viewed as a synonym for loneliness, loss, and failure, but this generalization overlooks the fact that it can also lead to empowerment and growth. If you were in an unhappy marriage for years or even decades and finally filed for divorce, let 2018 be year that you leave the past behind, take charge of your life, and advance towards both renewal and fulfillment. Resume activities you gave up ... Read More

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