Today, divorce is commonplace, but there was a time several decades ago when divorce was considered socially taboo and couples were encouraged to always stay together “for the sake of the children.” Now we know that whether or not divorce is harmful to children depends largely on how it is handled by their parents.  We…

According to recent statistics, approximately 25% of U.S. divorces involve couples over the age of 50.   The incidence of what has become known as “gray divorce” has risen drastically over the past decade, but there are ways you can survive — and even thrive — if you keep these tips in mind: Prepare emotionally and…

Divorce is a time of conflicting emotions — anger, sadness, and even relief.  Typically, emotions are all over the place, which can make it difficult to make good decisions about issues that will likely have an impact on your life long after the divorce is over. The things you should be doing during a divorce…

If you are getting a divorce from an angry, vindictive spouse, then you know that just about every interaction you have will be full of conflict.  While it’s uncomfortable to be the target of your former spouse’s animosity, you should realize that many people with anger issues use anger as a way to deflect other…

Protecting premarital assets from a divorce means understanding the difference between marital property and non-marital property — and taking the necessary steps to shield your non-marital property before divorce may even be a consideration. First, you need to know what constitutes non-marital property, which is: Property you brought into the marriage that was kept separate…

Moving a child out of state is usually a very emotional decision. There may be many good reasons for relocation – a new job, a desire to be closer to family, or even the need to make a fresh start. However, if you are the custodial parent and want to move with your child out…

Celebrities have their personal lives played out in the media and because we think we know them, we think we can tell which celebrity couples are headed for divorce.  But do you know how to tell if you and your spouse may be taking that same road?  Here are some signs: You’re unhappy a lot. …

There’s no doubt that divorce takes a lot of time and energy out of a Mom — energy you’d rather be spending on your children.  Feeling powerless to find the extra time to devote to your children during a very stressful time in your life and theirs can lead to “mom guilt,” a condition that…

Divorce can be more difficult than the norm if you are divorcing a business partner as well as a spouse.  There are several options you can explore — sell the business and split the profits, have one spouse buy the other spouse out, or continue to operate the business together.  Here are some thoughts on…