Deciding to Divorce: Emotional Tug-of-War

Are you or someone you know, contemplating the thought of whether and when to file for divorce? Since divorce cuts across all the parts of a person’s life, most people experience a lot of doubts about what to do and second-guess any of the decisions they do make. In her book, “Contemplating Divorce” Divorce Expert […]

Who Claims the Kids for Taxes?

Even with a  Divorce Decree and Parenting Plan in hand, who claims the kids for taxes can result in quite a bit of arguments between parents. The worst part is that you may not even find out you are in this situation if your ex filed first and you’re just now receiving notice from the […]

Choosing a Divorce Lawyer: 5 Questions to Ask

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 mismatch in expectations between how the client thinks that their case will […]

High Cost of Divorce

According to the Forbes Magazine article,  “To Have And to Hold On To,” “Estimates on the average cost of a divorce in the U.S. range from $15,000.00 to $30,000.00. Where does all that money go? The bulk of it, predictable goes to the lawyers. Matrimonial law is currently a staggering 28 billion a year industry. […]

Contemplating Divorce

There is a road sign at a junction on an Alaskan Highway that reads, “CHOOSE YOUR RUT CAREFULLY, YOU”LL BE IN IT FOR THE NEXT 50 MILES.” We are people who find security in knowing what to expect. When considering making a decision that would send us down a new path, our fear and uncertainty […]

Is divorce putting your emotional fuel tank on empty?

I believe that one of the hardest realizations that comes from going through divorce is the upsetting discovery that your emotional energy tank is not only rapidly getting lower, it may be heading for Empty. Counselor and Author Dr. Jim Talley, describes it in the following way: “All our energy is being burnt up. Emotionally […]