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Control Your Divorce: What Type is Your Ex? Part 1

Stacy D. Phillips | Posted 03.17.2016 | Divorce
Stacy D. Phillips

For divorcing or divorced couples, the ideal is to not be opponents or adversaries; in reality, however, your ex will likely try to wrestle for contro...

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

6 Steps to Forgiving Your Ex-Spouse

Divorce Magazine | Posted 10.29.2016 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

Forgiveness is one of the most misunderstood concepts because many people believe it means forgetting what happened or condoning bad behavior. However, achieving forgiveness allows you to turn the corner from feeling like a victim to becoming a more empowered person.

Divorce Confidential: The Fight for the Family Residence

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.24.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Many divorcing couples stay in the family residence and live together pending the finalization of the divorce. While this might make sense for some families, it also creates an environment of stress and tension, not only for the divorcing couple, but also for the children.

Divorce Confidential: Holiday Preparations

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Holiday preparations are in full swing. The shopping malls are packed like a can of sardines and if you're like me, you're probably a little overwhelmed and stressed about getting the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Divorce Confidential: Crafting a Creative Pet Parenting Plan

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's no surprise pet parents are becoming a lot more serious about pet custody. The need to divide this member of your home can be painful and hold so much more value than the division of material possessions.

Divorce Confidential: Your Legal Rights to Relocate Your Child

Caroline Choi | Posted 10.20.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

That is why it is important to think about the following factors that many courts consider when making its decision regarding your request to relocate.

3 Things To Consider Before Relocating With Your Kids

Caroline Choi | Posted 08.04.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In the heat of your divorce, have you thought about possibly moving your children to another city, state or even country? Whatever your reason, there are important things to consider before you make a decision to move away with your children.

3 Things To Do Before Your Child Custody Mediation Appointment

Caroline Choi | Posted 07.22.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

One of the ugly realities of divorce is that you and your spouse have to divide your time with your children. Instead of the luxury of having your ch...

3 Steps To Successful Co-Parenting

Caroline Choi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's important to look at the big picture in your divorce and focus on what is in the best interests of your children. When you get along as co-parents, your children will likely be happier given the difficult circumstances that they are already facing with the divorce.

Divorce Confidential: Coping With an Impossible Spouse During and After Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is already a traumatic experience for most individuals and their families. Dealing with a toxic spouse who has it out for you makes the divorce process even worse by dragging out issues that could easily be resolved with compromise and agreements outside of the courtroom.

What the Movie Enough Said Tells Us About Exes and Relationships

Lois Tarter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lois Tarter

The right person for you may be the person you have heard your friend complain about forever. Try to meet everyone with an open mind and be prepared for a new exciting chapter in your life.

Alimony Reform Laws Focus on the Exception to the Rule and to the Detriment of the American Family

Deborah S. Chames | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Deborah S. Chames

The notion that permanent alimony should be abolished in all cases and that these women should just "go get a job" ignores the reality that many women getting divorced today are simply unemployable and instead chose, or were asked, to forego employment to make significant contributions to the family unit, which enabled their husbands to achieve financial success.

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The next lesson I learned was that the concept of the 'evil stepmother' developed for good reason. Unfortunately, there is an inherent conflict of interest between a new spouse and children from a prior marriage or relationship.

5 Tips for a Easier, Quicker and More Cost-Effective Divorce

Jim Halfens | Posted 07.28.2013 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

You never know when it Starts, when it Ends and what it Costs. I call it the 'SEC-uncertainty,' which has a big influence on any divorce procedure, mostly making the divorce long and dragged out -- both things we want to avoid.

They Call It Commencement; After Divorce, It's Something Else

D. A. Wolf | Posted 07.24.2013 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

Our graduation extravaganza took place last week. While there were a few glitches, overall, it was a wonderful couple of days. I shared unforgettable moments with my firstborn son, and have a deepening appreciation for the man in my life.

Why It’s So Hard To Cut Ties With An Ex

Christine Gallagher | Posted 05.05.2013 | Divorce
Christine Gallagher

While it may have been okay in the past for an ex to drop by and play with his kid every evening, a new partner may want some privacy. It can be a tricky balancing act.

7 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Co-Parenting

Lois Tarter | Posted 03.28.2013 | Divorce
Lois Tarter

While you and your ex-spouse would ideally like to harmoniously co-parent your children, raw emotions from a divorce can often be unpredictable and take over.

The Selfish Side of Divorce With Children

Lee Block | Posted 03.27.2012 | Divorce
Lee Block

Divorce is selfish by necessity when you think about it. No matter what, someone gets hurt. If it isn't you, then it is your kids and if it isn't your kids, then it is your ex, but in the end, someone has to pay the price. The question is, who can adjust the best?

What To Do When Divorce Turns DANGEROUS

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 01.16.2012 | Divorce
Mark Banschick, MD

In a malignant divorce, spouses do things to people who they once loved that no one would believe.

How To Divorce-Proof Your Business: The ESOP Or Property Settlement

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 06.13.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

If, for whatever reason, your husband is entitled to an ownership interest in your business and you don't want to be partners after the divorce...

Can I Take Money Out Of My 401K During My Divorce?

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 06.13.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

"Can my spouse take money out of his/her 401K before or during our divorce?"...

Would You Introduce Your Ex to Your New Love?

Karen Buscemi | Posted 06.08.2011 | Divorce
Karen Buscemi

It was a beautiful summer day, so when Frank and I stopped at a downtown restaurant for a quick bite...

Blended families: A Hat That Says What Words Can't

Kristin Tennant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Kristin Tennant

News flash: My daughters have a new baby brother! No, don't congratulate me--I wasn't the one who gave birth...

9 Things Women Must Do Before Divorce

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

I talk with women facing divorce on a daily basis and the emotions they are dealing with are all over the board. But there is one common thread--they ...