popular topics in dealing with divorce

  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Mediator Checklist
    Use this form to keep track of your mediator's fees, form of payments, and overall plan. ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Financial Affidavit
    When going through a divorce, learn how to assemble a financial affidavit before documents become scattered in a spouse's reorganization or move. ...
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    Deciding On Divorce
    How Do You Know When Your Marriage Is Over?
    Sometimes, the best-laid plans are laid to waste. Despite all your hopes and dreams in the beginning, and all your good intentions now, it seems impossible to continue your marriage. For many of us, the notion of “till death do us part” has b...
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    Attorney Checklist
    Organize divorce information and lawyers with this attorney checklist worksheet. ...
  • Family Life
    Dating After Divorce
    Tips on Dating After Your Divorce
    Dating After Divorce As you are reentering the dating life you need to take an inventory of yourself. Look objectively at the lessons you have needed to learn about yourself and about love. We all have to learn these seven lessons on our path t...
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    Dealing With Divorce
    Single Mothering: Life After Divorce
    Single Mothering: Life After Divorce Get used to this one simple fact: You are not going to feel much like doing anything for a while. It may be difficult for you to find the energy or emotional resources to do even the simplest of tasks. You ma...
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    Separation
    Separation: Beginning of the End, or a New Beginning?
    When a married couple decides to separate, the people in their lives often see it as the first step toward divorce. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Some couples find that a temporary separation is just what they needed to work on the...
  • Family Life
    Deciding On Divorce
    Deciding on Divorce
    Deciding on Divorce Sometimes relationships cannot be salvaged. There are problems that cannot be resolved with therapy and an effort at better communication. Some people are incompatible at their core. Some relationships are violent and contami...
  • Family Life
    Communicating With Your Ex
    Money Concerns and the Ex
    Money Concerns and the Ex When it comes to money, watch those emotions fly like hard-hit tennis balls between you and your partner, between your partner and your partner's ex, and between you and your partner's ex. (If you're a combined family, ...
  • Family Life
    Communicating With Your Ex
    Don't Compete with the Ex!
    Don't Compete with the Ex! You can't fix what was wrong with your partner's previous relationship, and you can't make yourself into a better match. All you can do is be yourself and work to make your relationship the best that you can. It can be...
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    Deciding On Divorce
    21 Things to Do Before Asking for a Divorce
    Before you move forward with divorce, the savviest attorneys would advise you to make some preparations. It might seem heartless, but if you plan to ask your spouse for a divorce, or if you think your spouse might want one from you, there are so...
  • Family Life
    Communicating With Your Ex
    How to Deal with the "Evil" Ex
    How to Deal with the "Evil" Ex The ideal working relationship is not always easily achieved. You may find yourselves frequently fighting about the ex(es). It may be that you and your partner have moved further along emotionally than the ex (and ...
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    Remarriage
    Children's Concerns About a New Marriage
    Children's Concerns About a New Marriage If the kids are expressing distress, depression, resistance, and rebellion, listen! They need to have their feelings acknowledged. Sometimes when they see that you are listening to their feelings, they fe...
  • Family Life
    Dealing With Divorce
    Changes in Your Marital Status
    Changes in Your Marital Status A change in marital status can result in big changes to your financial situation. While middle age used to be a relatively calm period of life, many people today experience all kinds of life changes while in their ...
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    Dealing With Divorce
    Relationship Advice for Those Considering a Divorce
    — Divorce. An ominous word, but certainly an important one. The sad reality is, not all couples are "in it" for the long haul, and couples across the U.S. divorce for a plethora of reasons, after just a few months of marriage or many decades....
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  • Family Life
    Dealing With Divorce
    Overcoming Depression after a Divorce
    Overcoming Depression after a Divorce Adding It Up Physicians describe mental health as being able to maintain mental balance during times of emotional stress. If you lose that balance, you may need to get some help to restore it. Don't Go The...
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    Alimony
    Alimony: It's Just a Check
    Alimony: It's Just a Check You have done everything possible to start over with your new marriage. But, if you have an alimony agreement with your previous spouse, you will have an annoying monthly reminder of your past marriage. The key to deal...
  • Family Life
    Remarriage
    The Second Marriage: Building New Memories
    The Second Marriage: Building New Memories Many people come into a second marriage feeling scared. They may feel they are a failure at marriage, and they don't necessarily believe they can have a successful one. In order to make your new marriag...