As is often the case in divorce, one spouse may not have a complete knowledge of the marital financial situation. Before productive settlement discussions can occur, both parties must be on the same page and have full financial disclosure regarding all the property and debt they acquired during the marriage. Agreeing to a property settlement […]
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To keep divorce from destroying you financially, you should prepare in advance to protect yourself. One important step is to ensure that you have good credit before you get divorced, which can be invaluable both as you pay for the expenses associated with divorce and when you’re moving on with your new life. Before a divorce, […]
In child custody cases, one of the 12 factors that must be considered is MCLA 722.23(i) – the reasonable preference of the child. In this article, I will be discussing the realities of the application of this statute from a family court judge’s perspective. I recently spoke on this issue at the Michigan Chapter of the American […]
Before dating after a divorce, work on yourself first. Taking the following things into consideration will help you build healthy, authentic relationships.
As I sat on the floor with my favorite after-school snack and juice, I watched TV mindlessly. My 10-year-old mind wandered until the image of a mom and dad flashed on the TV screen. They were explaining to their kids that daddy is moving to a new home and they would stay with mommy. But, […]
There are many reasons why men and women cheat, but when it comes to a husband’s infidelity, are women to blame?
As you recover from divorce, don’t let fear or anger stop you from being happy again. Take this opportunity to rediscover yourself instead of dwelling on your regrets about your failed marriage.
Though it can be fairly straightforward on occasion, divorce is rarely easy. There are intricacies, conflicts, and all manner of issues to contend with as you go through the process. It’s difficult enough already, but what happens if you can’t locate your spouse? Divorcing someone you can’t find is a tricky proposition indeed. Divorce begins […]
Save your sanity during divorce? Is that possible? Yes, and it’s inexpensive, too. Yesterday, I recommended Sticky Note Therapy to a client navigating divorce. “Buy some sticky notes (Post-it notes). Get a color you love. Write compelling, nurturing, and uplifting messages on them. Plaster them all over your house, your garage, your car, your bike, your […]
For me, and eventually for my clients, one of the most challenging aspects of getting through a divorce is trying to pick up your trashed self-esteem off the floor and bring it back to life. In my coaching career, this subject comes up a great deal. Here are some of my favorite strategies to counteract […]