More Women Requesting Prenups

People used to think that prenuptial agreements were just for celebrities or the super-wealthy. That’s no longer the case. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers recently released results from a survey: 63 percent of divorce attorneys say they’ve seen an increase in prenups over the past year. And just as importantly, 46 percent said they saw...

Five Pre-Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

When considering divorce, there will be thousands of things swirling through your mind at a million mils per hour. And it’s easy to overlook something or not see something clearly. Debbie Martinez with HuffPost Divorce recently shared these five mistakes people considering divorce often make: 1) Not meeting with a financial planner before mediation. Many...

Biggest Concern for Divorcing Couples

Before making the decision to divorce, there are probably thousands of concerns and scenarios that you play out in your head. From family, to children and jobs… the list is never-ending. Avvo, a legal forum, recently released results from a study stating that couples heading into divorce are most concerned with… the cost of splitting up. However,...

Joint Tenancy and Community Property during a Pending Divorce

While going through divorce proceedings, individuals often neglect the reexamining of their estate plan. Failure to do so opens up the possibility that one of the estranged spouses could inherit all of the other’s assets. If no action has been taken to change the beneficiary, upon the death of a spouse the assets of that person are handled just as if the...

Online Dating Post-Divorce

This is a guest post by Dr. Karen Finn. ….. Dating after divorce can be confusing. After all, it’s probably been a while since you last dated and things have CHANGED since then. One of the biggest changes in dating over the last 10-15 years is the number of people who use online dating services. Did you know there are even websites dedicated to...

Divorce Advice for Women and Children

Divorce is a difficult experience to go through, especially for women and children.  A sensitive issue like divorce is a lot to handle for women and children, who are emotionally inclined.  Some advice from Legal-yogi.com can be a helpful resource to ease the sudden instability of your marriage. One crucial piece of advice is to find a trustworthy divorce...

Is Your Next Marriage Destined for Divorce?

California Family Law Article: Divorce statistics from Divorcesource.com show that an increasing number of remarriages end up in divorce.  A first marriage has a 40%-50% divorce rate whereas a second marriage divorce rate rises to 60%-67% and a third marriage increases to a 70%-73% divorce rate.  Remember, these are only statistics of a cumulative whole and...

How to Breakup Like a Gentleman

Orange County Divorce Attorney Topics: Men’s Health recently wrote an article about how to break up. We thought it was interesting because we know that the way someone chooses to end a marriage, divorce or separate, can have a substantial affect on the divorce or separation process. Here are the tips: Don’t be the victim. You may have gotten played...

Handling Divorce

Jonathan West, head of Family and Matrimonal at City law firm Prolegal Limited, examines the stress of going through a separation and gives great pointers for people who are new to this life changing situation.  He understands that there are different aspects to life that are going to change dramatically but points out that a regular routine is your best option...

Who Keeps the Pet?

Pet custody is proven to be a great hurdle for couples heading to divorce. In the United States, it is common law that animals are considered personal property. Animals face the discrimination similar to Africans and women in the 17th century with their status as property.  Their exertion of rights was a difficult battle when all they were worth was a monetary...

Small, Simple Things Can Make a BIG Difference

On Wednesday last week, I had a busy day planned.  I had a breakfast meeting in one part of town immediately followed by a one-on-one meeting and a luncheon in a completely different part of town.  Then I needed to head back to my office for a call with my coach and to get some other tasks done before heading out for my dinner plans. My day got even busier...

How do you rebuild when your relationship ends?

Guest post from Dr. Kristine Turner: One of the most helpful pieces of information I got while going through my own divorce was to LEARN from my previous relationships.  There is no such thing as failure in relationships, only lessons that you haven’t learned yet.  You CAN create a new life, a new chapter, and new relationships filled with love, potential,...

My Beliefs Get in the Way

One of the ways I market my business is to attend networking events.  In early spring 2011, I attended an event where the featured speaker was a woman named Cricket Lee.  Cricket spoke about how she had spent years researching and testing to perfect pant fit for women.  She had a great story about her work and I chose to support her by ordering a pair of...

Divorce: How to Break It to Your Children

Divorce rates are at an all-time high in California with numbers rising in Los Angeles and Orange County.  Where there are more marriages going through divorces, there are more children brought onto the emotional rollercoaster. Our best advice for parents in this situation is to have the children always understand they are unconditionally loved and they are not...

Maintaining Your Relationship with Your Adult Children

Professional Counselor Katie Saint wrote an article earlier this year about how to rebuild relationships with adult children post-divorce. According to the AARP, divorce for people over the age of 50 has nearly doubled since the 1990’s. Adult children take the news harder than one might think. Many of them question how their parents’ relationship...

Manage Your Emotions Through Divorce

Riding the Ride: How to Recognize and Manage Your Emotions Through Divorce Some decisions are really easy to make – What will I have for breakfast? What TV show do I want to watch? What time do I need to get up in the morning? Other decisions, like whether or not divorce is the correct path for you to take, can be agonizing. Let’s begin by focusing on the...

Stop Scaring Yourself!

Here is the first guest post from one of our favorite divorce coaches- Karen Finn, Ph.D. I’ll start by telling you a couple of horror stories I told myself when I was getting divorced. The first story is the everyday story. The second is the special event story. I’ll start with the everyday story. I started telling myself various versions of this story...

How to Recognize and Manage Your Emotions Through Divorce

Some decisions are really easy to make – What will I have for breakfast? What TV show do I want to watch? What time do I need to get up in the morning? Other decisions, like whether or not divorce is the correct path for you to take, can be agonizing. Let’s begin by focusing on the person who is contemplating whether or not to divorce – the...

Is There Credit After Divorce?

Question I am thinking of divorce, and I don’t know what to do about my credit cards. Will I be able to get credit after I divorce, or will I have to start over? Answer If you are considering divorce, it is important to get your credit facilities firmly in place as soon as you can. Make sure that your bank cards and department store cards are in your own name,...

Drowning in Debt?

If your divorce has left you drowning in debt, credit counseling or even filing for bankruptcy can throw you a lifeline. Here are some strategies for ending your post-divorce credit woes. A long marriage usually creates a firm financial stronghold and system for a couple. When the couple gets divorced, the system suddenly gets shattered: assets and debts must be...

Discovering Your Single Identity

After a breakup, you have the opportunity and freedom to become who you wish to become. You should use this opportunity, no matter how negative its origins, to resurrect your identity and exercise freedom of choice. Seize the chance to create and learn, and use your experiences as a means of building something new. If you consider it in the most basic of terms,...

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