To conclude my story I would recommend for celebrities to stay away from aggressive divorce lawyers focusing on making big bucks with their usual, prolonged court procedures. These should be avoided, not just to save money, but also to make divorces more bearable and positive.
I have previously written on the need for alimony reform. California law affecting what we call "spousal support" creates a situation where the supported spouse has, in many cases, little if any incentive to work.
I hate to say this to people living in the same house while newly separated, but here it is. It is what it is (for right now.) It's really, really hard. I get it. But, the good news is, it isn't forever, and both you and your ex are taking steps to each get to a better place in life.
While you may not realize it today, your divorce can actually be the beginning of an amazing new life for you. Not that I want to spoil the end for you, but everything is going to be okay. In fact, you're going to love your life after divorce!
Divorce is one of the hardest situations a person may go through in their lifetime. For this reason we have to make sure that we take extra care of ourselves during this difficult and time-consuming period of our lives.
The best man stood up and made a speech with a blend of sage and humorous advice on how to have a good marriage. A few of the guests exchanged whispers about his qualifications for dispensing tips to the newlyweds. After all, his own marriage had recently ended in divorce.
There are three common situations that many divorcees will run into where you shouldn't be afraid to say "no."
In certain cases, sex with an ex is sexy and fun and exciting. Temporarily, that is. I have to believe that nine times out of 10 the after effects are disappointment, hurt, sadness and regret. So, be careful.
"Best friends forever": It's a phrase can get pushed to the limits when you're the go-to support person for a devastated friend after her divorce. Initially, you're right by her side, especially at midlife and beyond, when you've been friends for decades.
Even when you feel like you're not getting through to them, you are. The support they feel just from your check-ins cannot be underestimated. Letting them know you love them. Making sure they hear it from you as often as they will tolerate it.
I mean, yes, I'm in a better place than I've ever been after facing my ex-husband's infidelity and abandonment, but that doesn't mean I endorse that as a life-affirming event. I would have preferred a cruise.
In most cases, divorce brings out the worst in people: rage, pettiness, quirks and self-righteousness all go into overdrive. Here's why your ex may be having a hard time coming off that pile of post-divorce ugliness.
I would be highly suspect in relying upon Yelp reviews in the future. I wish this were not true because it just makes it that much more difficult and confusing for customers to locate "real evidence" that is so essential to properly vet products and services.
"He was cheating." She drank too much." "We just grew apart." "We fight all the time." These are all reasons people will tell you they got divorced. But I believe that all those reasons stem from one much larger "root:" resentment.
Divorce can be really devastating. Dating again can be horrific. And getting older? Well, that's enough to send anyone into a depression. But, believe it or not, there are some very inspiring thoughts when it comes to all three of these things. Here are 26 reasons to be inspired by dating, aging, and even your divorce!
School is back in session. That means a change of schedule, a change of weather and -- when you're divorced -- a change in how you need to interact with your ex.