When a partner has an affair — either physical or emotional — it can tear a marriage apart.  Whether or not infidelity leads to divorce depends on several factors, the most important being if both partners are committed to rebuilding the trust on which a good marriage is built. If your marriage has suffered from…

Retirement accounts are typically one of the major assets married couples have. These accounts are considered marital property if they were acquired during the marriage. Couples who divorce as they are nearing retirement need to consider the long-term worth of each asset; trading away retirement assets in order to keep the house may be a…

We were at the dinner table and my 12 and 14 year-old daughters were snickering about something their dad did.  I joined in on what I thought was light-hearted fun: I said something negative about their dad.  The conversation and chuckling came to a screeching halt.  “What just happened?” I wondered as a chill crept…

Ideally, parents going through a divorce make it a priority to work together to lessen the negative impact the divorce may have on their children.  Although it may be difficult for you to set aside your own marital differences during this stressful time, you can make the transition easier for your children if you follow…

Some months seem more special than others. Take December: Christmas, my birthday, and my children coming home for the holidays. Then there’s February: Ground Hog Prom, Valentine’s Day, and the birthdays of three of my sibs.  But April. April wins my heart. April imbues me with appreciation. April is the birth month of many amazing…

Back in 2012, Angela celebrated her first birthday post-divorce. As her birthday was this week, we re-visit how she felt on that day. I love my birthday.  Love it.  And I don’t care that it sounds self-centered.  I believe wholeheartedly in self celebration.  I appreciate reflecting on the year I have just journeyed through, seeing…

In an effort to transition through your divorce relatively unscathed — both financially and emotionally – you will need to take an active role in attempting to keep things civil.  In other words, you have a role to play in maintaining the civility in your divorce. Long gone are the days when divorce was all…

I’d made it a mile from home in another attempt at a couch to 5k when I stopped. It was trash collection day in the neighborhood, so maybe that’s all it was.  Trash. I got closer to see a couple of school books sprawled on the edge of the sidewalk, a black spiral notebook beside…