Preparing For a Deposition in Your Divorce Case: Best and Worst Practices

A crucial discovery tool, deposition allows your soon-to-be ex and his counsel to preview your testimony. The deposing attorney asks specific questions while a certified reporter records responses and attorney objections in a written transcript. The following suggestions can help you make the most of the deposition process: Apply the Same Vigilance You’d Use to […]

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Selling the Home During or Right After a Divorce: Tips and Traps

Many divorcing couples fight over home ownership, but those who prefer to move on to new residences face an equally difficult process: selling their once-shared home and splitting the proceeds. Selling property causes significant stress in the best of circumstances; during a divorce, it has the potential to unhinge the conversation. Follow these tips to […]

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Uncertainty: A Profound Reason Why Divorce Is So Hard

The famed Social Readjustment Rating Scale (also known as the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale) highlights divorce as one of the most traumatic events any individual will endure. The scale measures upheaval in life change units. With a score of 73, divorce comes in only behind the loss of a spouse, which earns 100 points. […]

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Coming to Terms With a Divorce Court Order That You Don’t Like

Divorce is about compromise; nobody walks away fully satisfied. But what if you made most of the compromises, and your ex received the better deal? Modification may be possible down the road, but for now, inner peace will only arrive if you make the most of your present situation. These tips will help you come […]

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What Are the Biggest Regrets People Have About Divorce? Part 1

Regret is a perfectly natural emotion to feel whenever you make any big change in your life—even a positive change or a transition that you thoughtfully chose. So if you’re feeling twangs along the lines of “should we really be doing this?” about your divorce, appreciate that you’re far from alone. A notable study from […]

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Helping a Best Friend Through Divorce

Significant others may be temporary, but best friends are forever. Your BFF’s marriage is over, and you’re needed now more than ever. Your job as best friend is to navigate the fine line between support and smothering. These guidelines will help you act as a lifeline through the storm of your friend’s divorce: Childcare and […]

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Should You Wait Until Your Kids Leave the Nest to Get Divorced?

When couples who should arguably split remain together far longer than advisable, they typically claim that they’re doing so for the sake of their kids. Some remain together until their children graduate from high school, only to separate once they’re empty nesters. But does this approach have any merit? Keep the following considerations in mind […]

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Minimizing Stress During Family Upheaval Is Critical

Secrets For Remaining Healthy           By Guest Blogger, Dr. Bob Johnson As anyone who has experienced a difficult family event can attest the process surrounding family turmoil can be one of the most emotionally stressful events in their life. Divorce, for example, can be an extremely disruptive and stressful event, as relationship, […]

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Should You Get a Divorce? Part One

Some spouses are blessed with the foresight to know whether their marriage is worth preserving. Others find themselves on the fence, unsure as to whether it’s best to go through the stress of divorce or remain in an unsatisfying marriage. Your emotions may be a valuable source of guidance, but they can prevent you from […]

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