How to Divorce a Narcissist without Losing your Mind

  Are you divorcing a narcissist and not really sure how to get started and what you need to know? Is the thought of a permanent split so overwhelming that you just delay taking meaningful action or feel frozen in place during the separation or divorce process? You are not alone. When I finally made […]

Are you Ready to Buy a Home after Divorce?

Are you Ready to Buy a Home after Divorce? Owning your own home can provide a deeply rewarding  sense of security following the upside-down experiences of finding your way through the world of separation and divorce. Since a marital home is often a couple’s largest financial asset, figuring out whether to sell the home or […]

Divorce Storage Wars

  Bitty Baby sat in a cardboard box near the trash dumpster of the storage unit building as fresh snowflakes cascaded on top of her newborn baby head. Several of her fancy holiday outfits from the American Girl Doll Collection surrounded her- still appearing pristine on their bitty-sized doll wardrobe hangers. As I reached into […]

Could your Finances be Frozen Even if you Don’t Want a Divorce?

I waved goodbye to my youngest child after helping him to get on the school bus and headed back into the suburban home that we had purchased just one year before. This time we had relocated for my husband’s corporate marketing position-very far across the country from any of my family and friends.   Although we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Money and Divorce: Will You End Up Homeless?

Do your fears about how much money divorce will cost and the soul-sickening fears of running out of money keep you up late at night? The all-encompassing fear of running out of money can hold us back right from the very time we start seriously considering divorce and continue to torment us with its relentless, […]

6 Smart Things to Do Before the Money Disappears

1.  Get several credit cards in your name only.  It’s a smart move to be pro-active and apply for several credit cards in your name only BEFORE you even think you might need these financial safety vests that can keep you afloat in a storm. Many women are caught off guard financially when they discover that their […]