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Financial Issues
Survey: How Student Loan Debt Impacts Divorce
More than a third of student loan borrowers claim that debt contributed to their divorce. Here’s what we found in the survey.

Considering Divorce
Avoiding Divorce? 5 Signs You Need to Let Go of a Bad Marriage
Facing the fact that your marriage is failing and you're staying for all the wrong reasons is a difficult reality to come to terms with.

Marriage and Divorce
Just Because Divorce Is Socially Acceptable Doesn’t Mean You’ll Divorce
Most marriages aren't doomed to end in divorce. Here are why some do – and what you should do to make sure yours doesn't.

Co-Parenting after Divorce
7 Tips for Co-Parenting Without Losing Your Sanity
If you're struggling to co-parent with an ex you can't stand, life can be exhausting. These tips can help make it a little easier.

Dating after Divorce
4 Ways to Find the Confidence to Start Dating After Divorce
It can be hard to work up the nerve to start dating again – and not only because it's been years since you last went on a date.


Divorce Recovery
7 Reasons to Enjoy Your Divorce
Divorce offers many learning opportunities – such as the importance of self-care, and how to find love inside yourself and with others.

Financial Issues
How to Choose Your Divorce Financial Professional
Just as you need a neurosurgeon to perform brain surgery, you need a divorce financial professional during your divorce.

Coping with Divorce
4 Tips for Coping with a Difficult Ex During Divorce "
Coping with a difficult ex isn't easy; here are four helpful tips to make your interactions a bit easier.

Relationships and Dating
The First Step When Dating Post-Divorce
A self-assessment is key to determining what you're looking for and ensuring that your next relationship is a healthy one.

Children and Divorce
How to Create a Parenting Plan That Fits Your Family
If you and your ex can't agree, a child specialist can help you create a parenting plan that meets everyone's needs.


Preparing for Divorce
11 Parallels Between Divorce and a Hurricane
Divorce is more than a lifestyle change: it can rip through all we hold dear with the fury of an offshore hurricane.

Children and Divorce
8 Ways a Divorced Dad Can Boost his Daughter’s Self-Esteem
A divorced dad can empower his daughter with a willingness to put her interests first by using these strategies.

Coping with Divorce
5 Reasons for Divorce – and the Power of Acceptance and Forgiveness
Some reasons why "together forever" turns into "never" – and how to move on to new adventures post-divorce.

Co-Parenting after Divorce
10 Tips from a Former Judge to Make You a Better Parent after Separation and Divorce
A former Family Court Judge offers tips (and an eye-opening music video) to help you become a better parent.

Considering Divorce
What Does Summer Mean for a Marriage on the Rocks?
Summer can provide the opportunity to make a decision: to try to repair your marriage or to separate.


Coping with Divorce
6 Reasons Divorce is Harder on Men than Women
Women, unlike men, find it easier to cope with divorce because they are more likely to seek professional help and reach out to friends and family for support.

The Divorce Process
The Divorce Process: What to Expect Step by Step
The divorce process doesn't come with a "how-to" manual, and there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. Here are 7 steps to help make it more manageable.

Children and Divorce
Summer Vacationing with One-Half the Money and One Parent
Offer experiences that create memories. The most memorable times with our parents were simple experiences that were full of emotional connections.

Gray Divorce
The Gray Divorce Penalty
Divorce in mid-life produces a “gray divorce penalty.” Women and men experience very different gray divorce penalties: women face an economic gray divorce penalty, while men face a social gray divorce penalty.

Divorce Preparation
Knowledge Is Power: 3 Helpful Divorce Preparation Tips
Knowledge is power, which is why divorce preparation it such an important step before beginning the divorce process. The more information you have, the better prepared you'll be for the long road ahead.

June 2018

The Divorce Process
Divorcing a Narcissist
5 pieces of advice to live by if you are divorcing a narcissist.

Coping with Divorce
10 Steps to Recover from a Divorce
Take this opportunity to rediscover yourself instead of dwelling on your regrets about failed marriage.

Relationships and Dating
Tone of Voice Can Predict Marital Success
How you say it, not just what you say, can impact your marriage

Financial Issues
Financial Abuse is a Form of Domestic Violence
Abuse of any kind, including financial abuse, is a dangerous element in marriage. Look for these signs.

Children and Divorce
9 Tips for Helping Your Kids Get Through Your Divorce
Work hard to make your divorce as painless for your kids. Make their interests an A+ priority.

May 2018

The Divorce Process
The Role of Your Divorce Team
Consulting an Attorney, CDFA Professional, and Therapist During Your Divorce

Relationship Matters
7 Ways to Repair Relationship Conflict and Recover More Quickly
Relationship conflict will happen and differences don’t have to lead to a breakup. Dealing effectively with disagreements can make your partnership stronger.

Children and Divorce
Should You Tell the Kids about the Affair
There are a few considerations you must make before deciding whether or not telling the children about your or your spouse's affair is the right step to take.

Financial Matters
7 Ways a Single Parent Can Stay Financially Fit
As a single parent, these seven tips are going to keep you – and your bank account – happy. And give you plenty of time to relax and enjoy yourself.

Divorce Recovery
4 Grounding Tools to Help with Divorce Grief
Learning effective coping skills for divorce grief and putting ourselves first.

April 2018

Children and Divorce
5 Pieces of Advice for Divorce Parents
Keep these five tips in mind to lessen the negative effects of divorce on you and your children.

Financial Issues
What You Need to Know about Debt and Divorce
Why you need to be aware of all the money owed during a settlement.

Divorce Recovery
9 Tips for Going Back to Work after Divorce
Getting back into the workforce will take some time and patience. Consider the following tips to help you in your job search.

Financial Issues
A Deep Dive Into Divorce and Taxes in the U.S.A
If you're going through a divorce this tax season, follow these tips on filing status, alimony, and child support.

Considering Divorce
What 10 Famous Celebrity Splits Can Teach You About Divorce
How we can learn a lot about divorce and what leads to it by looking at celebrity splits.

March 2018

Coping with Divorce
Can't Sleep During DIvorce?
How to handle the 3 a.m. Divorce Demons

Divorce Process
Overwhelmed and Buried in Divorce Paperwork?
If you are feeling defeated by mountains of work, here are tips on what to focus on first.

Children and Divorce
Beyond the Money of Parenting
The role of emotional parenting of children during the divorce process.

Financial Matters
Things to Consider before Reaching a Settlement
How to successfully manage post-divorce settlement assets is often overlooked by a divorcing couple and their advisors.

Grery Divorce
3 Things to Combat Rejection and Loneliness
In spite of your newfound freedom, grey divorce can raise scary self-doubt.

February 2018

The Divorce Process
Choosing a Divorce Process
There is more than one way to get divorced, and the process you choose can have a big impact on the final terms of your divorce.

Relationships and Dating
5 Dating Tips for Infidelity Survivors
Tips to Help You on Your Search after Being Betrayed

Divorce Recovery
Do the Next Right Thing
The most effective method of rising out of a depressed state caused by a personal crisis is to retrieve control of your life by taking the right action.

Children and Divorce
Parenting Responsibly on Your Own
If you have fought in front of your children, or have said negative things to them about your ex, it's not too late to do the right thing.

Considering Divorce
WATCH: 15 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
To help you find the right one, here are 15 questions you should ask during the initial interview with your prospective divorce lawyer.

January 2018

Coping with Divorce
3 Self-Focused Resolutions for the Suddenly Single
If you find yourself suddenly single this year, consider these resolutions to set a good foundation moving forward – and to help you create the life and relationships you really want.

Inspirational Stories and Advice
Unhappy New Year? Tips to Help You Move on after Divorce
For divorcing people, the New Year may be a cause for anger or sadness instead of celebration. If you're in the throes of unhappy emotions now, read this article for some ideas on how to get through it.

Children and Divorce
5 Ways to Keep Children Out of Conflict During Your Divorce
Parents need to remember that kids can become stressed out themselves by exposure to conflict.

Financial Issues
Breaking Free from Guilt
Do not mix your feelings of regret and culpability with the integrity of the legal process.

The Divorce Process
Who Gets the Pets in a Divorce
Ways to Realistically Help You Decide Who Keeps the Pets