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10 Tips For Surviving The Post-Holiday Divorce Season

Joslin Davis | Posted 01.15.2016 | Divorce
Joslin Davis

After the ball drops on New Year's Eve, there is a trend most matrimonial attorneys have become very familiar with -- a post-holiday season surge in divorce filings. Marriages end for many reasons all throughout the year, but when the phone rings for a family lawyer after January 1st, the voice at the other end is often someone who is resolved to move forward with a divorce.

An Open Letter to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on Divorce

Emma Heptonstall | Posted 01.11.2016 | Divorce
Emma Heptonstall

Dear Cheryl, I don't know you so forgive the intrusion into your life. I'm writing because I woke up this morning to find the tabloid press commen...

The Secret to Lasting Change

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 01.08.2016 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Custom has it, ringing in the new year also means making a resolution to change something about ourself we don't particularly like. Problem is, resolutions are easily made, but rarely effective. Needless to say, change is not easy.

Sorry, You Can't Get Un-Divorced In New Hampshire

AP | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.28.2015 | Divorce

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Should those irreconcilable differences suddenly become reconcilable, don't go looking to get un-divorced in New Hampshire...

New Year, New Life: Why Divorce Rates Rise in January

Randall M. Kessler | Posted 12.16.2015 | Divorce
Randall M. Kessler

The end of the year is always a mixed blessing. We are family law attorneys meaning we represent people going through divorce and related matters. At the end of each year, our business slows down (which is good), but then it always increases in January as divorce filings are regularly at their height after the start of the year. What's interesting is the interest in the rise of divorce each January.

How to Control the Negative Inner Voice Your Divorce Created

Mary Holloway | Posted 10.27.2015 | Divorce
Mary Holloway

The part of your brain that is controlling the loop is your ego. When you learn to harness your ego, you can transform the way you think to move past these self-destructive thoughts. When I learned this, my entire life changed.

Colin's Story (From Nasty Divorce: A Kid's Eye View)

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 10.21.2015 | Divorce
Marina Sbrochi

Always feeling like the bad kid growing up, Colin felt everything was his fault. "My father was abusive to my mother. He was always angry. She was always crying. That is all I remember of my childhood.

How to Keep Divorce Focused on the Needs of the Children

James McLaren | Posted 10.09.2015 | Divorce
James McLaren

Placing children first should be the primary goal of every divorce, but sometimes there is a real lack of guidance for parents who are trying to navigate this challenging experience. As a result, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has developed a helpful publication.

Top 5 Things to Ask Your (Potential) Divorce Lawyer

Randall M. Kessler | Posted 10.06.2015 | Divorce
Randall M. Kessler

While there are many things you should ask your divorce lawyer, you should really also ask yourself many things such as simply "do I feel good about him or her."

She Couldn't Decide What Last Name to Use Post Divorce -- So She Took a Vote

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 10.06.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

What last name do you use after your divorce? It's a confusing emotional decision for lots of women as they transition to their newly unmarried life. The choices are often complicated. If you took your husband's last name do you keep your married name?

How Your Divorce Coping Mechanisms May Be Holding You Back

Mary Holloway | Posted 10.01.2015 | Divorce
Mary Holloway

Resistance reactions are the emotional reactions you have when going through a soul-crushing divorce. They are a coping mechanism designed to help you deal with the situation and a defense mechanism, a way to push back on the reality of a situation.

A Time to Divorce and a Time Not To

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 09.15.2015 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

t's been said, timing is everything. And with divorce season upon us, it's a good time to consider how kids, at different stages including adulthood, experience their parents breaking up. You might be surprised by what the experts report.

Divorcing Jared

Randall M. Kessler | Posted 08.20.2015 | Divorce
Randall M. Kessler

It's almost an afterthought. We think of the child victims. We think of the lives ruined by his conduct. And when the media gets to the part about h...

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

5 Tips on Maintaining Healthy and Thriving Relationships

Sheila Blagg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Remember the first time you met your significant other? How you felt the first time you spoke on the phone, had your first kiss, or your first night together?

Sometimes, Separation Is Necessary--- Even the Pope Says So

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 07.09.2015 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Men, women and kids whose lives are turned upside down by unfortunate family circumstances need to be embraced and supported -- not blamed or isolated -- when separation and/or divorce happens. Pope Frances said as much.

Amicable Divorce Is the New Black

Michelle Crosby | Posted 07.06.2015 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

America's beloved celebrity couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, known colloquially as "Bennifer" marked their 10 year anniversary this week with a divorce.

I Live With My Ex-Wife And Her New Wife -- And Our Kids Are Better For It

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.06.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

The Supreme Court's Impact On Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce

James McLaren | Posted 06.30.2015 | Divorce
James McLaren

With this landmark decision from the United States Supreme Court, there is no longer anything called "same-sex marriage" or even "same-sex divorce." In its place, is now something we can all inclusively refer to as a marriage or divorce. This is the way it should have been all along.

How Hiking Helped Me Move Past The Pain Of Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.29.2015 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package se...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Final Part

Mark Baer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Since this is the final article in this series, I am finally going to share the answer I gave the attorney colleague of mine who asked me the following question: "Any thoughts on how to make money as a family lawyer when you're not prepared to screw the other side?"

My Husband And I Live In The Same Building As My Ex. Here's What It's Like

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

How This Divorced Mama Got Her 'Swagger' Back Post-Split

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.25.2015 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package se...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.

What I've Learned From Eight Years Of Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...