California Custody Percentage Calculator

Divorcing parents need an easy to way to estimate the percentage of time the children have with each parent. This number is important because it affects the California Guideline Child Support Calculation. In looking for a free and easy resource for my divorce clients, I found none. So I created this California Custody Percentage Calculator […]

Mortgage and Divorce: Navigating Financial Independence

Guest post by Angie Bersin, Redfin Real Estate- If you look at the data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2016, you can easily see that nearly half of all married couples end up getting a divorce. According to this information, 6.9 people per 1000 total population got married, while 3.2 […]

Should It Be Harder To Get Divorced, Or Harder To Get Married?

There have been headlines circulating in recent years regarding states desiring to make it harder to get divorced. Some states are considering laws which eliminate no-fault divorce, while others are considering waiting periods of up to 2 years. While I understand the intent is to keep couples together in order to benefit society, I wonder […]

How To Divorce Like A Grown-Up (And Co-Parent Like One, Too)

The Huffington post recently published “How To Divorce Like A Grown-Up (And Co-Parent Like One, Too),” a  compilation of smart advice from divorce and co-parenting experts. The divorce process can be ugly or remarkably civil. If you’re hoping to split up amicably, it’s important to first do your homework, advised Morghan Richardson, a divorce attorney based […]

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Divorcing? Four Financial Fails To Avoid.

Divorce may be one of the most difficult and confusing financial events you go through in your entire life. Avoid these 4 common financial fails to avert a disaster: 1. Failing to prepare a budget. If you aren’t already using a budget, now’s the time to start. The money that never seemed to be quite enough to support […]

Talking About Divorce Isn’t Sunshine and Rainbows.

I have to talk about divorce. And talking about divorce sucks. Sometimes I feel like Debbie Downer. But you know what? I am so glad that there’s a service like Peace Plan Divorce to help people during one of the most difficult times in their lives. I looked for a “Peace Plan Divorce” for my […]

3 Reasons To Mediate Your Divorce Instead Of Going To Court.

It’s often a knee-jerk reaction to hire an attorney and prepare for a court battle where divorce is concerned. Before you give your lawyer enough money to buy a BMW, consider a path that will keep you out of the courtroom. Here are 3 reasons to mediate your divorce instead of going to court: 1. Power […]

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Divorce Is An Ugly Word.

I’ll be the first to admit it. Divorce is an ugly word. But that doesn’t mean your divorce has to be ugly. Even if there are children and significant assets involved, two reasonable people working with Peace Plan Divorce can have a quiet and graceful conclusion to their marriage. If you’ve determined that divorce is the […]

Tips for Coping With Divorce-Related Anger

Divorce-related anger can literally make you crazy — causing you to say and do things you’d never dream of if you were thinking clearly. Here’s how to cope. “When anger is coupled with divorce, it’s often used as a misguided means of hanging on to a failed marriage; for some people, a bad relationship is […]