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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 […]

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 […]

3 Important College Funding Questions to Answer During a Divorce

In ideal situations, parents begin saving for their child’s college education shortly after birth, leveraging their combined incomes to create a united front against ever-increasing tuition hikes. But even though divorces have been on the decline for decades, a significant percentage of marriages in the U.S. will fail.​ And in those cases, what was once a collective […]

7 ways men say they bounced back from divorce

“The reality is, divorce is just as crushing for men as it is for women. Most of us take our vows with the intention for the marriage to last. Rerouting your future when the relationship falls apart is hard regardless of whether you’re a man or woman.”  Brittany Wong for the Huffington Post. Read full article […]

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Who do you want to be next year? Put it on your calendar.

“My schedule is far less about what I want to get done and far more about who I want to become. Simplicity cannot be achieved without clarity about the big-picture target of your life.  To create a schedule that reflects your most important life goals, you must begin with the right question. The question isn’t […]

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The End of Alimony May Mean the End of the Stay-At-Home Parent

Forbes contributor, Emma Johnson, recently posted back-to-back articles promoting an end to alimony: “Stay-at-Home Mom Facing Divorce? Don’t Expect Alimony” and “An End to Alimony Would be Good for Women” on Forbes.com (links below) What could have been written as a warning to women of the financial consequences of divorcing with no established career, comes off as […]

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Is Equal Parenting Time the Easy Answer for Divorce?

There is growing support for a “Shared Parenting” movement. Its proponents want to enact laws which would force parents to share equal custody. Is this the answer to all future custody battles? And is this what’s best for families and kids? Not necessarily. It is this author’s opinion that spending close to equal time with […]

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Introducing the Kids to the One You’re Dating

What do you think? Should you introduce your kids to everyone you date, or wait until it’s serious? (And how serious?) It is important to think about how an introduction will affect your children. Parenting after divorce can be a challenge, but adding a new dating partner to the mix takes careful consideration. Kimberly Seltzer […]

Your Divorce Isn’t Final Until the Kids Leave

Several times I’ve heard a divorcing parent say, “I’m just looking forward to getting this over with, so I don’t have to deal with him/her anymore!”  I’ve got a newsflash for you: Your divorce won’t be “final” until the kids are gone, and sometimes, not even then! If you’re like most people and have a […]

How to Make Divorce Less Damaging for the Kids

The ‘Good’ Divorce, By Christine Carter, director of Greater Good Parents, for the Berkeley Blog “…Divorce is not permission to hate. When there are kids involved, you don’t get to throw in the towel and walk away from your ex. You don’t get to stop trying to make the relationship work. Divorce is only a […]