Speaking Out: Voices of Adult Children of Divorce

By Jody Comins, MSW www.divorcemediationabetterway.com “It doesn’t matter how old you are when parents divorce, in my opinion. It’s always painful. It’s a break, a rift, a severing of what was…” Lisa This is the first in a series of blogs on this topic. In Massachusetts, parents going through a divorce are required to take […]

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Divorcing Late in Life: Impacts on the Whole Family

by Jackie Cortez The Prevention Coalition      Image via Pixabay by stevepb Divorce is the second most stressful event for adults to experience in life, topped only by the death of a spouse. Though it is the most stressful for those directly involved, the entire family is affected by a couple’s divorce. You probably […]

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Contemplating Divorce? Take An Asset Inventory Now!

By Diane C Pappas, CDFA™ Solutions For Divorce.com www.untyingthefinancialknot.com Ask ten different people what’s the first thing you should do if you are contemplating a divorce and you will get ten different answers. But ask a CDFA™ (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) what the first thing is you should do, and they should say, take an […]

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Communication and Divorce Mediation

by Susan Lillis, Esq. http://www.domesticlaw.net/ Many marriages break down because of a lack of communication or poor communication. So if a marriage can’t last due to bad communication, how can you expect those same two people to sit in a room and come to an agreement in divorce mediation? Does a neutral third-party mediator make […]

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How To Build A Divorce-Proof Home

by Gabriel Cheong, Esq. Infinity Law Group We’ve all heard the disheartening statistic that 50% of U.S. marriages end in divorce. While this stat continues to get tossed around, the reality is that the divorce rate hasn’t been 50% in a long time. There was a divorce surge for couples married in the 1970’s and […]

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Substance Abuse And Divorce: What You Need To Know

by Pat McGraw Photo via Pixabay by Unsplash Substance abuse affects millions of Americans every year, in many different ways. One of the most common issues for married individuals who battle addiction is divorce, or the threat of it, and unfortunately the problems don’t go away even if the sufferer manages to get successful treatment. […]

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Savings $$$$ When Facing Divorce — Financial Statements

By Anthony Adamopoulos, Esquire DivorcingOptions.com In my over 25 years of helping people facing divorce, I have seen, in almost every divorce, a reoccurring client decision that results in wasting hundreds, and sometimes, thousands of dollars. What is that decision? The decision not to read and follow the court’s instructions on how to complete the […]

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9 Common Mistakes Couples Make During a Divorce

By Stephen McDonough, Esq. Next Phase Legal LLC smcdonough@nextphaselegal.com http://nextphaselegal.com/ When going through a divorce, the relationship between you and your soon-to-be ex can become contentious. Understandably, some tension and stress is common, but out-of-check emotions and poor communications can cause things to deteriorate. This often means higher legal fees and more conflict–both during the […]

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Healing the Scars of an Emotionally Abusive Marriage

by Gabriel Cheong, Esquire Infinity Law Group If you’re going through a divorce, you’re likely focusing on the legal aspects, including dividing up property. But if you’ve suffered emotional abuse during the course of your marriage, understand that it may take time and significant effort to feel good again once the court dates are done. […]

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