Deciding to file for a divorce is not a choice that should be made on a whim.  Divorces are long, messy situations that will require plenty of your time, money, and effort, and they affect more people than just the divorcing spouses.  Divorce proceedings are always more complicated and often more painful if there are…

Whether divorced parents should pursue a co-parenting or parallel parenting arrangement depends on the situation between the parents.  The following is a description of both post-divorce parenting options to help divorced parents decide which arrangement will work best for their children. 

In essence, you should tell your divorce lawyer everything. Some details may be more embarrassing to admit, but it’s best to have your divorce attorney fully aware of your situation so they can arrange a solution that still works in your best interest. Spouses intentionally hold back embarrassing details when they discuss a case with…

Children are a precious gift; but for them, divorce can be a coal in the stocking. Mom and Dad are no longer under the same roof, and Christmas lacks the joyful feelings of togetherness. Especially around Christmas, a family breakup can make kids feel like they’re on Santa’s naughty list. Splitting Christmas between divorced parents…

For the sake of preserving family dynamics, especially when children are involved, many couples wait until after the holidays to announce plans for divorce. But certain circumstances may prompt spouses to act beforehand. Couples who choose to divorce around the holidays should consider various factors. 1. Extra Holiday Stress A marriage teetering on the rocks…

Getting a divorce impacts all aspects of your life, including your home. If you owned a home with your former spouse, figuring out who stays, who goes, and whether to sell the home altogether can complicate an already complex process. There are several laws and factors to think about while coming to a decision over…

Getting married costs little more than the price of a marriage license. Unless the bride and groom throw a lavish ceremony, a marriage can be quite inexpensive. Dissolving the union, on the other hand, can leave an ex-spouse in financial devastation. Here are 8 steps to financially recover after a divorce. 1. Adjust Spending A…

A divorce is a lifechanging event, one that affects a myriad of financial and life situations. Insurance coverage is one critical aspect that must be properly addressed after a divorce. Divorcing spouses should know how long an ex can stay on an insurance plan once divorce proceedings are finalized. 1. Health Insurance The majority of…

Costly errors are a possibility during a divorce, especially when significant material assets are subject to division. When the financial and emotional stakes are high, such as in a high -net worth divorce, couples should be extra cautious about how they handle their legal proceedings. Divorcing couples do not necessarily need to be millionaires to…

In lieu of the courts closed due to the coronavirus, things can get pretty ugly at home. Couples fight, children are caught in the middle, things are thrown and broken and many just can’t take it anymore. They’re desperate to put an end to their marriage, but COVID-19 has made it almost impossible for them…

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