Divorce in 2022: What Do You Do First?

It’s the start of a new year and if for you, that means starting the process of divorce, you may wonder what you need to do first. Do you talk to your soon-to-be-ex? Find a new place to live? Hire a lawyer? Start selling off assets? Try to safeguard your money? One thing is for sure; you do need to have a plan when it comes to divorce. We can help you get started by sharing steps to take (and in what order) for as Read More

Co-parenting Over the Holidays: 5 Creative Gift Ideas for Your Ex-spouse from Your Kids

Co-parenting is tough any time of year, but during the holidays the stress level and emotion can leave exes spreading more bah humbug than Christmas cheer. One of the most difficult tasks, particularly if you have younger children, is helping them with gifts for said ex. Lump of coal, anyone? Realistically you know you’ve got to do better than that when co-parenting over the holidays, and we can help make it easier Read More

Celebrating National New Friends Day with a How-To for Friendship After Divorce

They say you can never have too many friends. Aside from simply the fact that human beings are social creatures, friendships are good for you in many ways, including boosting happiness, reducing stress, and helping you cope in hard times. According to the Mayo Clinic, having strong social support even reduces the risk for everything from depression to high blood pressure and may even help you live longer. But Read More

Cohab Outlines (What to Know about Summer Living)

Summer is a time that’s supposed to be relaxed and easy; when we enjoy the sun, the warmth, and the company of those we love. But if you’re just beginning to live with your one and only, it’s important to set some ground rules before things get too heated to handle. Check out these cohabitation tips to make summer living (together) even better. Cohabitation is More and More Common ‘Living together’ doesn’t carry the Read More

2022 Goal Setting with Your Co-Parent Copilot

  New year, now co-parenting you? As we reflect on the past year and plan for the next, most of us go through a similar checklist. Am I doing enough for my health? Am I where I want to be professional? Am I where I want to be personally? And for those of us who are divorced with kids: Have I been the best co-parent I could be? Whether the answer is no, or an emphatic yes, these tips are valuable in 2022 goal Read More

Avoiding Gray Divorce: The Dos and Don’ts of Empty-Nesting

According to the Pew Research Center, the divorce rate among U.S. adults ages 50 and older has roughly doubled since the 1990s. This coincides with a time in life, usually between the ages of 40 and 60 when parents begin empty nesting. But how big a part does empty-nesting actually play when it comes to gray divorce? And is there a way to protect your marriage? Check out these dos and don’ts of empty Read More

8 Tips for Dating After Divorce in 2022

Before we get to the ‘how,’ let’s dive into when the right time is to start dating after divorce. The answer is that it depends. The end of a marriage can make you reevaluate everything you thought you knew about relationships, the opposite sex, and even yourself. What’s more, the emotional impact of even the most amicable divorce takes time to process. That’s why, according to Psychology Today, as a general rule Read More

7 Misconceptions About Mediation

Divorce is difficult enough without having to endure a long, drawn-out, and public court battle. It often ends up more hurtful to families than helpful, not only by further damaging relationships, but also in the time lost, negative financial impact, and the fact your family’s future is left in the control of a judge who’s a complete stranger. Mediation is an alternative that offers a number of benefits. But it’s Read More

6 Tips from a Divorce Attorney on How to Co-Parent with a Narcissist

If you thought divorcing your narcissist ex was hard, the grim reality of co-parenting with them may be hitting you even harder. From the lies to the manipulation to the demands to the complete lack of interest in putting the child’s needs first, you’re definitely in an uphill battle. But you can take back some control. As a divorce attorney, I’ve seen it, and know these tips can help you more easily co-parent with a Read More

4 Mental Health Tips During Divorce

World Mental Health Day is coming up and we know there’s almost nothing that takes more of a toll on mental health than a divorce. In fact, according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, a list of 43 stressful life events, divorce comes only second to the death of a spouse or child. Along with stress also comes a higher risk of depression and anxiety among those going through a divorce versus the general population. Read More