11 Essentials to Include in your Parenting Plan

Will you need a parenting plan as a guideline to follow as your children grow up?   If you are like I was, you’ve never put together a parenting plan and the ones the courts typically pass out are so vague and basic that you could drive a truck through them. Many sample plans leave many […]

Did Facebook Break Up your Marriage?

  Although most people consider logging into Facebook an easy way to kill some time or take a break, something much more dangerous might be going on than just checking in with relatives and friends. Facebook may truly be the kiss of death when it comes to the health of your marriage. Casual online chats […]

10 Smart Ways to Get your Home Ready to Sell

Do you need to sell your home during or after divorce? Even if you’d prefer to keep living in your home, you may need to sell because of pressing legal or financial reasons. As a divorce strategist and a real estate consultant, I understand firsthand how upsetting it can be to get through this huge […]

3 Things to Remember about Advice from Friends during Divorce

Who did you choose to confide in first as you started the divorce process? Often times, it’s those closest to us- friends or family members whom we turn to right away with questions about what we should do, who to consult with and what steps to take first. Although it’s beneficial to start building a […]

How to Safeguard your Credit during Divorce

Our Guest Post is from Donna Carter who is a CPA and finance blogger who’ll be happy when tax season is over. Separating from your partner is a time for establishing, or reestablishing, your financial and personal independence. When it comes to shared accounts, mortgages and auto loans, your finances can quickly become an incredibly […]

Is Divorce Stress Damaging your Health?

Can the emotional firestorm you are experiencing during divorce make you sick? Not only can divorce make you sick emotionally, it can definitely impact your health in many negative ways. In his book, Deadly Emotions, Don Colbert, M.D. explains that “The body cannot differentiate between stress that physical factors cause and stress that emotional factors […]

Do you have An Unsinkable Soul?

Can you think of a specific moment in your life when suddenly everything changed? Have you discovered that you must face a lengthy battle with a chronic illness? Fallen into the deep, slimy pit of depression and unable to climb out on your own?  Have you been blindsided by the abrupt departure of someone you […]

5 Smart Questions to Ask when Choosing a Divorce Lawyer

When it comes to making the best decision about which lawyer to hire for their divorce, many people rely on getting a referral from a friend of relative. Although this is a common way to choose a lawyer, it can lead to a very frustrating mismatch in expectations between how you expect that your case […]

Is Divorce Mediation the Right Choice for you?

Our guest post is from Cheryl and Joe Dillon from Equitable Mediation Services. Their firm practices in the areas of divorce mediation and works  with clients in Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  As a divorce mediator, I witness first-hand the sadness, stress and anxiety that divorce inflicts upon the people involved. But while the decision […]

Budgeting Strategies and Divorce: How to Lighten the Burden

For a lot of us, raising kids as a single parent is a financial strain. It always feels as if you don’t have quite enough money, and it’s a juggling act just to get everything covered. Food, clothing and shelter is a necessity, but what about the unexpected? School field trips, music lessons and new […]