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Why Divorce Lawyers Are Set Up For Failure

Diana Mercer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

Almost everything that clients and courts ask lawyers to do sets them up for failure. And as a result, you're also set up for failure.

How Much Divorce Will Really Cost You

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

You didn't need a lawyer to get married, and you don't need one to get divorced.

Dreaming in Gong Land With Don Conreaux

Dar Dowling | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dar Dowling

At times I could feel the music vibrating in my heart, and lungs and all the cells in my body --invigorating, exciting, and even a little freeing at times, while at others disconcerting, as if bits of old brittleness were being chipped off from hidden spaces in my psyche.

8 Ways To Prepare For Your Split Over The Holidays

Eva Sachs and Marion Korn | Posted 01.27.2013 | Divorce
Eva Sachs and Marion Korn

It is not uncommon for families to delay taking steps toward separation until after the holidays are over. For many, this can mean sadness, tension and worry that their children may be affected by the breakdown of the relationship.

The Sneakiest Way To Get What You Want From Your Ex

Diana Mercer | Posted 12.21.2012 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

People talk a lot about dirty tricks in divorce. You can find articles and resources about the usual dirty tricks all over the place. Most of them will also get you in a lot of legal trouble if your hijinks are discovered. Not so with my favorite dirty trick.

Top 10 Reasons To Mediate Your Divorce

Sherri Donovan, Esq. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Divorce
Sherri Donovan, Esq.

October 18, 2012 is Mediation Day

What Are Divorce Financial Planners, Anyway?

Eva Sachs and Marion Korn | Posted 12.05.2012 | Divorce
Eva Sachs and Marion Korn

You only have one chance at a settlement which will affect you for the rest of your life. You want to be sure to get it right.

Why Your Kids Should Be At The Forefront Of Your Split

Mark A. Barondess | Posted 11.20.2012 | Divorce
Mark A. Barondess

There is no aspect of marriage, and for that matter divorce, that engenders more potential emotional or financial mayhem than children and the issues of child custody.

The Amazing Lessons Elementary School Students Taught Me About Breakups

Danielle Greco | Posted 11.03.2012 | Divorce
Danielle Greco

After seeing so many students struggle, this teacher learned a lesson about co-parenting peacefully.

Feeling Traffic Jammed?

Doug Binzak | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Maybe we can practice this way of reframing an experience you are having on the road so that your own state of mind might become a little more spacious, a little less jammed. It might not get us to our destinations faster than the next guy, but it's got to improve our "car-ma."

Buddha Doodle - 'Bravery'

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.16.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

I'm reading this excellent book by Steve Ross called "Happy Yoga." I pulled this quote from a passage dealing with WANTING and acceptance of this i...

Buddha Doodle -- 'Speak'

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.08.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Everything You Need To Know About The Most Important Person In Your Divorce Trial

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

When parents seeking a divorce are unable to settle on a co-parenting plan, they often end up in front of a judge.

What Really Happens At The 'Divorce Hotel'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Burton | Posted 06.12.2012 | Divorce

On May 26 the New York Times reported on the Divorce Hotel, a Netherlands-based company that enables married couples to take a rather unusual trip -- ...

The Surprising Way You Can Jeopardize Your Own Divorce Settlement

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 07.27.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Guilt, shame and regret are common emotions that are experienced during the divorce process.

The Art Of Not Arguing With Your Ex

Debbi Dickinson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Divorce
Debbi Dickinson

Once you enter the divorce process, the relationship between the couple changes immediately.

Is Mediation Right For You?

Posted 05.05.2012 | Divorce

Wondering if mediation is right for you? Here's what you need to know, from licensed attorney and mediator Alison Patton, who blogs at LemonadeDivorce...

How To Keep Your Split Out Of Divorce Court

Posted 04.26.2012 | Divorce

Wondering how you can stay out of divorce court? Here's what you need to know. Family law attorney Henry Gornbein gives his advice on how to avoid a c...

3 Reasons Never To Argue With Your Ex

Kari Cornelison | Posted 06.20.2012 | Divorce
Kari Cornelison

While most divorcing spouses do not fundamentally desire the additional pain and expense of a court battle, many wind up in a divorce war without ever understanding what triggered it.

8 Secrets To A ‘Good Divorce’

Eileen Barker | Posted 06.11.2012 | Divorce
Eileen Barker

If you want a "good divorce" -- one that is amicable, based on mutual cooperation and fairness -- don't leave it to chance. Here's eight tips for obtaining a good divorce.

The First Person To Call When You Decide To Divorce

Nancy Fagan | Posted 05.30.2012 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

When you decide to take action and get your divorce started, your first call should be to a divorce mediator -- not an attorney. Attorneys are trained to litigate, not mediate.

How To Avoid Harmful Battles In Divorce Court

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.27.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Almost everyone involved in divorce becomes frustrated by the legal process. Both mothers and fathers feel like the system works against them.

The USA Network Is Double the Fun On Friday Nights

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.16.2012 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

Friday nights just got a lot brighter entertainment wise with the return of Fairly Legal and In Plain Sight on the USA Network.

Can High-Conflict Couples Make Shared Parenting Work?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Increasingly, parents and the public are in favor of shared parenting arrangements following divorce. Although shared parenting arrangements still represent a small amount of the total arrangements, they continue to increase.

8 Meditation Books I Can't Live Without

Thirdage | Posted 02.16.2012 | Fifty

There are so many meditation books on the shelves that it can be overwhelming. But based on the love of friends who provided me with some, and my own ...