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    How to Negotiate a Buyout During a Divorce

    To negotiate a buyout, you’ll need to determine which spouse is qualified to buy the other out, decide on the home’s fair market value, and mutually agree on conditions.

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    Top Tips to Prep for a Divorce Lawyer Consultation

    When preparing for a divorce lawyer consultation, conduct research about the lawyer and a typical session, gather personal documents, compose questions, consider your options, think about what you want out of the divorce, and contemplate costs.

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    Top Factors Affecting Alimony Assessment

    Factors affecting alimony assessment include standard of living, duration of the marriage, financial resources, physical and emotional conditions, and marital contributions.

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    How Therapy Can Benefit a Child of Divorce

    Therapy provides a safe environment for a child of divorce to process and work through their emotions before they lead to more problematic issues.

    Recent Posts

    How Will Your Divorce Change You?

    by Lisa Arends • Apr 22, 2021

    Divorce affects each person differently in ways that may be beyond your control, but having a positive outlook is key to weathering the storm in preparation for sunnier days ahead.

    How Divorce Can Impact Your Taxes

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Apr 21, 2021

    Divorce can impact your tax filing status, dependent claims, and eligibility tax credits.

    Love Yourself through Your Divorce

    by Tara Eisenhard • Apr 20, 2021

    Self-care is an important practice at any time, but deserves special attention during such a potentially stressful, life-altering event as divorce.

    The Difference Between Lonely & Empowered

    by Laura Lifshitz • Apr 19, 2021

    By channeling feelings of empowerment following a divorce, you can focus on the positivity of your independence and solitude, rather than the negativity of loneliness and abandonment.

    The Price of Tolerance

    by Bonnie Simpson • Apr 16, 2021

    The ramifications of settling for negative aspects of a relationship may ultimately cost you your own self-respect, making it crucial to take note of the red flags and adjust course.

    Novels with Divorced Heroines

    by Lisa Thomson • Apr 15, 2021

    Enjoy this list of popular novels featuring divorced heroines to draw inspiration as you navigate your own divorce process.

    Are You Required to Pay Child Support With 50/50 Custody?

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Apr 14, 2021

    Although you share 50/50 custody with your ex, you may still have to pay child support to ensure the children achieve the same standard of living they would have if their parents lived together.

    I Have PTSD and It’s Not All Bad

    by Paige Gorman • Apr 13, 2021

    There are times when a traumatic experience can provide the needed growth in life, as you learn from mistakes and use this insight to move forward.

    Music to Move You Through Divorce

    by Tara Eisenhard • Apr 12, 2021

    Though the inclination may be to crank up the sad, depressing songs during the divorce process, it's important to select tunes that breed empowerment and confidence as well.

    Step-Mom vs. Step-Dad: What’s the Difference?

    by Erin Careless • Apr 08, 2021

    Step-parent can be a difficult role to fill, particularly for step-moms wishing to strike the appropriate balance between embracing their maternal instinct and keeping a respectful distance.

    Risks of Purchasing a Home Before Your Divorce Is Final

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Apr 07, 2021

    Purchasing a home before your divorce is final involves a variety of risks including your spouse claiming partial ownership, a negative impact on your proceedings, limit on the assets you receive, and affordability.

    Five Tips for Weekend Dads

    by J. Alistair Palmer • Apr 06, 2021

    Being a weekend dad can be a challenge, which is why it's important to make the extra effort to connect with your children whenever possible, both in-person and through technology.

    Before You Divorce: Prepare to Tell the Kids

    by Rosalind Sedacca • Apr 05, 2021

    Talking to your children about an impending divorce can be one of the most difficult steps of the process, one made easier by honestly sharing your thoughts and feelings, and being sure to listen to theirs.

    Divorce, Wealth Preservation and Emotional Decision Making

    by Jon Blau • Apr 01, 2021

    The key to wealth preservation during divorce is to develop and follow a financial plan, and to minimize making emotional decisions that can lead to major investment mistakes.

    Post-Divorce Health Goals

    by DivorceForce • Mar 31, 2021

    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important during all stages of life, but especially during the tumultuous transition of divorce, when mental and physical well-being should be a prime focus.

    The Problem with Irreconcilable Differences

    by Chris Armstrong • Mar 30, 2021

    Though the great majority of marriages end based on 'irreconcilable differences,' further examination indicates this designation may mask more serious, underlying issues.

    Dealing with the Pain of Divorce

    by Beatty Cohan • Mar 26, 2021

    The pain of divorce is not permanent, and will fade over time as you begin to rebuild a life of your own, surrounded by those who provide love and support.

    How to Manage Pre-Divorce Anxiety

    by Lisa Arends • Mar 25, 2021

    Anxiety will always be a part of the divorce process, but proactively managing it can be the difference between constant turmoil and a smooth transition.

    Change of Season, Change of Heart

    by Randi Levin • Mar 23, 2021

    As the seasons change, so do we, experiencing waves of emotion and growth as we continue to evolve, both in our respective relationships and life at large.

    Get Your Life in Gear Post-Divorce

    by Laura Bonarrigo • Mar 22, 2021

    The steps you take post-divorce will frame your life for many years to come, making it all the more imperative that you take the time to process your feelings in a healthy way.

    The Pitfalls of Searching for an Ex Online

    by Wendi Schuller • Mar 19, 2021

    When digging into the past, be mindful of what you may discover and determine if you are emotionally prepared to accept whatever the outcome may be.

    Learning from Turmoil

    by Gary Mathews • Mar 18, 2021

    No matter how traumatic your divorce process may be, there is always a lesson to be learned and positives to draw from the experience.

    How to Rewrite Your Divorce Story

    by Lisa Arends • Mar 16, 2021

    When reframing your divorce, it's important to step outside your fixed perspective and be open-minded to evaluating the situation, your feelings and emotions from a different, more objective vantage point.

    My Second Marriage Mindset

    by Tara Eisenhard • Mar 15, 2021

    A second marriage can be a second chance at happiness, and should be seen as a time of growth and progress as you incorporate life lessons and evolved beliefs into a new relationship.

    Should You Stay Married for the Kids?

    by Christine Marie • Mar 11, 2021

    The question of whether or not to stay together for your children is one only a parent can answer, though the prevailing wisdom indicates it's typically best to part ways if the relationship is unhealthy.

    Life Cycle of the Single Parent

    by Laura Lifshitz • Mar 09, 2021

    The life of a single parent will evolve as you begin to acclimate to a life without your spouse, taking you through stages of turmoil, adjustment, and eventual acceptance.

    DivorceForce & Fusion Family Wealth Team Up in Partnership

    by DivorceForce • Mar 08, 2021

    DivorceForce announces an exclusive financial partnership with Fusion Family Wealth, an independent firm that provides investment management services and wealth planning strategies.

    Making Sense of the Dark Voice in Your Head

    by Tara Eisenhard • Mar 05, 2021

    It's important not to let negative thinking overtake your psyche, but rather, to channel these thoughts into the positive affirmation you need to move forward following a divorce.

    Make Self-Care More than Skin Deep

    by Patty Blue Hayes • Mar 04, 2021

    Self-care, and self-love, starts from within, and is an essential component on the path to rebuilding your life following a divorce.

    Resiliency: A Gift of Divorce

    by Dr. Anne Brown, RNCS • Mar 02, 2021

    As you move through the stages of shock, indignation, anger and, ultimately, forgiveness following a divorce, you will learn the strength of resiliency in overcoming life's obstacles.

    Tiny Tweaks to Help You Survive Divorce

    by Lisa Arends • Mar 01, 2021

    Making small adjustments to your daily routine can go a long way in altering your overall outlook on life, especially in the wake of a traumatic transition such as divorce.

    Thriving In or Out of a Relationship

    by Randi Levin • Feb 25, 2021

    The key to thriving in or out of a relationship lies in having the proper perspective and not losing your own unique identity in the process.

    Divorce Support Groups: How to Find the Right Fit for You

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Feb 24, 2021

    To find the right divorce support group for you, consider several characteristics: facilitator credentials, meeting location, time commitment, group size, personal beliefs, and cost.

    How to Trust Again After Betrayal

    by Lisa Arends • Feb 23, 2021

    Learning to trust again after a betrayal can be a lengthy, ongoing process, but it begins with making the choice to do so, and developing the right mix of courage, awareness, skepticism, faith, and acceptance.

    How to Deal with Pain from Divorce

    by Lisa Arends • Feb 18, 2021

    Dealing with the pain of divorce can be a lengthy process, one made easier by acknowledging your damaged feelings, and allowing them the necessary time and space to heal properly.

    How to Assess Your Financial Health During the Divorce Process

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Feb 17, 2021

    To assess your financial health during the divorce process, gather your documentation, hire a professional, assess the divorce expenses, and outline a future plan.

    Mental Exercises to Bring Happiness Into Your Life

    by Tara Eisenhard • Feb 16, 2021

    It's important to be proactive in taking positive steps forward to ensure your divorce doesn't create a downward spiral in your life.

    Tips to Thrive After Divorce

    by Lisa Arends • Feb 12, 2021

    Those who thrive following a divorce focus on taking one step at a time to move forward, allowing for obstacles along the way, but never giving up on the quest for improvement.

    Actions to Take When You Feel Worthless

    by Tara Eisenhard • Feb 11, 2021

    By taking positive steps toward inner peace, you can slowly begin to rebuild feelings of self-worth and confidence in the aftermath of your divorce.

    What Factors Are Used to Evaluate Child Custody?

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Feb 10, 2021

    When evaluating child custody, courts will consider the relationship between the parents and child, their ability to provide a stable life, the mental and physical health of both parents and child, and presence of abuse or violence.

    Are You Harboring Resentment Against Your Ex?

    by Laura Lifshitz • Feb 09, 2021

    If the answer to this question is yes, it's best to take a step back and take ownership of your actions, in order to begin to move away from the lingering toxicity and toward a more positive, fulfilling future.

    Top Ways to Love Fully

    by Randi Levin • Feb 08, 2021

    Loving yourself, and others, fully begins by reconnecting with your true purpose and finding joy in it, rather than simply existing day to day.

    The Best Valentine’s Day Gift

    by Vicki Larson • Feb 05, 2021

    Valentine's Day is just one holiday in a long list of occasions that may spark sadness or depression following a divorce, emotions that should be embraced rather than ignored.

    Restyle Yourself Following Divorce

    by DivorceForce • Feb 04, 2021

    Exploring a new sense of style following a divorce can be a huge step forward in gaining confidence, refreshing your look and attitude, and moving toward aspirations of your own.

    Splitting Assets: Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Feb 03, 2021

    Many factors are considered when deciding who receives the house in the divorce. The fate of the home can be determined by the couple or a judge, depending on the nature of the dissolution.

    Clearing Your Ex Out of Your Life

    by Tara Eisenhard • Feb 02, 2021

    Much like spring cleaning, it's important to cleanse your life of physical possessions, financial entanglements, and mental baggage following a divorce.

    Take the Emotion Out of Dealing With a Difficult Ex

    by Lisa Arends • Feb 01, 2021

    In the wake of a difficult divorce, it's important to regain control of your life by taking steps to minimize any lingering emotional attachments and the effects they may have.

    Feeling Hopeless? It Will Get Better

    by Tara Eisenhard • Jan 29, 2021

    It's important to maintain a sense of hope as you navigate the divorce process, as it will take time to process your emotions and regain a sense of normalcy as you rediscover your own identity apart from your spouse.

    Finding Your Way Through Loss

    by Ali Wilks • Jan 28, 2021

    Finding your way through loss after a divorce can be a lengthy process, with special occasions and milestones serving as triggers for feelings of shock, protest, despair and acceptance as you cycle through the stages of grief once more.

    What Is a Divorce Coach & Why Do You Need One?

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jan 27, 2021

    A divorce coach is specially trained to guide you through the divorce process, providing support and reducing your legal fees.

    Things You Don't Understand About Divorce Until You've Lived Through It

    by Lisa Arends • Jan 26, 2021

    Divorce tends to be an all-encompassing process, one that affects every aspect of life, creating daily waves of emotion and leaving those involved feeling helpless and fragmented.

    Able & Willing After Divorce

    by Derick Turner • Jan 25, 2021

    It is important to make the choice to be both able and willing to work through compromise and avoid conflict following a divorce, a decision which will benefit your relationship with your children in the long run.

    Do Failed Relationships Equal Wasted Time?

    by Lisa Arends • Jan 22, 2021

    It's important not to frame failed relationships as wasted time, but rather, opportunities to learn and grow from as you move forward and continue to evolve into a better version of yourself.

    Sources of Shame During Divorce

    by Laura Lifshitz • Jan 21, 2021

    The divorce process often requires you to be an advocate for yourself, whether financially, professionally, in rebuilding personal relationships or offering support to children and others who may need it.

    What Is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst & Why Should You Hire One?

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jan 20, 2021

    A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst develops short- and long-term financial plans during divorces, resulting in equitable settlements for both parties.

    How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself After Divorce

    by Lisa Arends • Jan 19, 2021

    It's important to take proactive steps to create a life you love in order to stop feeling sorry for yourself following a divorce or separation.

    Is Mediation Premature When Separating from Your Spouse?

    by Jason Levoy • Jan 18, 2021

    Mediation should be considered as a viable alternative when exploring divorce or separation from your spouse, as it may alleviate disagreements and facilitate resolutions.

    How to Get Divorced If You're Broke

    by Jason Levoy • Jan 15, 2021

    If retaining a divorce lawyer is an expense you cannot afford, it may be beneficial to advocate for yourself—through mediation or in court—by doing your own research, consulting with several attorneys, and focusing on the big picture outcome.

    How to Ask for a Prenuptial Agreement

    by Daniel Clemente • Jan 14, 2021

    Requesting a prenuptial agreement is a delicate task, one made easier by having open, transparent communication and outlining your personal reasons for wanting this added layer of security prior to marrying.

    Benefits of Enlisting the Help of a Parenting Coordinator

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jan 13, 2021

    Engaging a parenting coordinator can facilitate communication, resolve conflict, implement plans, provide resources, minimize litigation and associated costs, and reduce stress among yourself and children.

    Post-Divorce Financial Checklist: Part II

    by Adrienne Grace • Jan 12, 2021

    It may be helpful to enlist the assistance of a Certified Divorce Financial Advisor when reviewing any changes to be made to your insurance, assets, budgeting, banking, and credit following a divorce.

    Post-Divorce Financial Checklist: Part I

    by Adrienne Grace • Jan 11, 2021

    Following a divorce, it's important to take inventory of financial documents in order to ensure all paperwork is in order, any necessary alterations to names made, and all joint accounts closed.

    Steps to Self-Growth After Divorce

    by Tara Eisenhard • Jan 08, 2021

    Self-growth following a divorce involves getting in touch with your goals and aspirations, developing an appropriate support system, and mapping out a realistic plan to achieve your goals.

    When Your Ex Wants to Be Friends

    by Lisa Arends • Jan 07, 2021

    Evaluating a post-divorce friendship with your ex depends on a number of factors, not the least of which is whether or not you want to maintain an active relationship with him or her as you attempt to move forward in your own life.

    What Is a Realtor Divorce Specialist & Why Should You Hire One?

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jan 06, 2021

    Realtor divorce specialists have undergone intensive training and earned distinguished certifications to handle divorce listings—qualifications that set them apart from general real estate agents and make them the best option for those experiencing this often challenging dissolution.

    How to Get Back Up When Divorce Knocks You Down

    by Martha Bodyfelt • Jan 05, 2021

    It's imperative to take stock of your life as an individual and readjust your priorities and future vision in order to successfully acclimate to life after divorce.

    New Career After Divorce: Where to Start

    by Lisa LaBelle, MSC, ACMHC • Jan 04, 2021

    When exploring the possibility of a new career following divorce, be sure to take into account your genuine interests and skills, and do your due diligence to determine the next steps needed to move forward in this pursuit.

    Reverse Mortgage: A Potential Solution for Gray Divorce

    by Allison Scollar • Dec 17, 2020

    A reverse mortgage may be a viable solution for those older couples looking to divide assets in a fair and equitable way, while allowing for the option of keeping the primary residence in the family.

    What You Need to Know About Your Marital Home in Case of Divorce

    by DivorceForce • Dec 16, 2020

    The division of assets can be a complicated endeavor for divorcing couples, especially in situations where a marital home is involved, making it advisable to enlist the help of a Real Estate Collaboration Specialist—Divorce.

    Divorce: A Financial Event

    by Amy Botwinick • Dec 15, 2020

    The divorce process typically brings with it fairly substantial financial changes, making enlisting the guidance of a financial advisor or accountant a wise choice as you work through this life transition.

    The Attitude That Will Cost You During Divorce

    by Lisa Arends • Dec 10, 2020

    Though the need to place blame may be a natural consequence of the divorce process, indulging such emotions will rarely help those affected reach closure any more easily.

    Self-Appointed Jobs to Quit After Divorce

    by Lisa Arends • Dec 08, 2020

    The void left following a divorce can often lead to an unhealthy need to take on roles and responsibilities that only serve as roadblocks to moving forward in life.

    Secrets to Maintaining a Healthy Relationship

    by Wendi Schuller • Dec 03, 2020

    It's important to limit outside interference and focus your energy on forging a relationship based in compromise, trust, forgiveness, and humor in order ensure its health and longevity.

    Divorce Prevention is Hard, Divorce is Harder

    by Kevin Karlson, JD, PhD • Dec 01, 2020

    When evaluating your marriage, it's important not to idealize past relationships to the point that they serve as an unfair, unattainable standard, as this perspective is likely inaccurately skewed.

    How to Avoid a Divorce

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Nov 25, 2020

    Building a foundation to a successful marriage begins with solid communication, as well as assessing your priorities, your reasons for wanting to wed, and a willingness to tackle the difficult topics.

    How to Love Your First Husband as His Second Wife

    by Colleen LeMaire • Nov 24, 2020

    While second marriages don't have great statistics, learning from past mistakes and taking time to express love, affection and understanding on a daily basis can go a long way in building a strong foundation.

    How Avoiding Issues Leads to Conflict

    by Nicola Beer • Nov 23, 2020

    Avoiding addressing issues in your marriage, or any type of relationship, will ultimately lead to increased conflict and resentment, making it imperative that you maintain open communication at all times.

    Losing the Custody Battle

    by Gary Mathews • Nov 19, 2020

    Many divorced dads wind up settling for less time with their children, making it all the more vital that they maximize the hours spent and work on building a strong relationship.

    Maximize Your Custody Evaluation

    by Jason Levoy • Nov 18, 2020

    Custody evaluations can be expensive, so after carefully assessing if you need one, be sure to select someone who matches your expectations and use the time wisely to advocate for your own parenting skills.

    Hot-Button Issues: Co-Parenting

    by Audrey Cade • Nov 17, 2020

    While every co-parenting situation is unique, some common hot-button issues tend to revolve around shared custody of clothing and other personal effects, technological devices and the privileges extended to using them, and differences in approach to general grooming best practices.

    Child Custody: A Game with No Winners

    by Steve Roy • Nov 12, 2020

    Child custody battles can be mitigated by keeping lines of communication open and making a concerted effort to take the high road rather than give in to conflict, for the sake of all parties involved.

    Pets and the Blended Family

    by Audrey Cade • Nov 11, 2020

    Pets may be just the key your blended family needs in order to create a common bond and source of love and affection among both children and adults alike.

    Maximize Your Custody Time with the Kids

    by Laura Lifshitz • Nov 10, 2020

    Parents who share custody of children following a divorce should focus on maximizing this time by eliminating as many distractions as possible and giving their full attention to cultivating a strong bond with their kids.

    What's Within Your Control During Divorce?

    by Lisa Arends • Nov 05, 2020

    It's important to recognize those factors within your control, and those beyond it, while navigating the divorce process, specifically your attitude and overall approach to the transition.

    Divorce Essentials: Top Tips to Navigate the Process

    by Tara Eisenhard • Nov 04, 2020

    When going through a divorce, it's important to place self-care at the forefront, whether by enlisting the support of others or simply allowing yourself to process emotions at your own unique pace.

    What You Need to Know About Divorce

    by Laura Bonarrigo • Nov 03, 2020

    The divorce process will likely bring waves of emotional turmoil, as you attempt to navigate next steps and rediscover your life's purpose in this new phase.

    Peaceful Parenting When Three's a Crowd

    by Allison Scollar • Oct 29, 2020

    When attempting to parent with three parties, it's important to find compromise and common ground where possible, in order to create a peaceful environment for the children involved.

    How to Explain Divorce to Young Children

    by DivorceForce • Oct 28, 2020

    DivorceForce sat down with Nadine Haruni, author of the "Freeda the Frog™" book series, to discuss some of the best methods to explain divorce to young children in a friendly, relatable manner.

    Benefits of Being a Divorced Parent

    by Tara Eisenhard • Oct 27, 2020

    Benefits of being a divorced parent include the opportunity to forge improved relationships with your children based around your rules, and to establish unique traditions all your own.

    Ways to Splurge with a Younger Man After Divorce

    by Laura Lifshitz • Oct 22, 2020

    It's perfectly acceptable to take advantage of your newfound freedom and indulge your fantasies by enlisting the help of a younger man.

    Are Good Guys Paying for the Sins of the Bad Guys?

    by D. A. Wolf • Oct 21, 2020

    It's important for both parties to give new relationships the needed time and patience, particularly following a negative experience, in order to allow for growth and healing.

    Warning Signs You Shouldn't Walk Down the Aisle

    by Christine Marie • Oct 20, 2020

    It's important to take note of red flags in a relationship before making a long-term commitment to someone who may not be the right fit for you.

    Saying Goodbye Can Mean Saying Hello to a Better Life

    by Laura Lifshitz • Oct 15, 2020

    While saying goodbye to a relationship may be a painful process, it can also open the door to new possibilities, both in your love life and beyond.

    Impact of Divorce on Mental Health

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Oct 14, 2020

    The divorce process can wreak havoc on mental health, as past triggers combine with the stresses of navigating such a dramatic life transition.

    Long Distance Relationships, Post-Divorce

    by Chris Armstrong • Oct 13, 2020

    When attempting a long-distance relationship post-divorce, it's important to develop consistent communication and set expectations as to what you're looking for from your partner.

    Stages of Divorce Joy

    by Laura Lifshitz • Oct 08, 2020

    Many tend to experience several stages of "divorce joy" following the official end of a marriage, ranging from disbelief to fully embracing their newly single status.

    Divorce Does Not Equal Doom

    by Maleeka Hollaway • Oct 06, 2020

    Following a divorce, it's important to take stock of life and tap into those strengths which will help carry you forward in this new phase, setting you up for renewed happiness and fulfillment.

    Intrusive Questions and How to Handle Them

    by Laura Lifshitz • Oct 01, 2020

    It's important to address intrusive questions with a balance of honesty and tact as you reenter the dating pool following a divorce, being careful not to reveal too many details until you've established a level of trust.

    Will I Ever Be Loved Again?

    by D. A. Wolf • Sep 29, 2020

    Moving on following a divorce involves reimagining your life, both independently and with a new partner, as you embrace your identity and indulge your passions.

    How to Heal and Rebuild Self-Worth

    by Lisa LaBelle, MSC, ACMHC • Sep 24, 2020

    The process of rebuilding your sense of self-worth following a divorce begins with working through the emotions present and reestablishing your own identity moving forward.

    60 Day Aloneness Challenge

    by Laura Lifshitz • Sep 22, 2020

    It's important for those recently divorced to take time to focus on mental health and wellbeing, as you gradually transition into a new chapter of life on your own.

    Establishing New Traditions Post-Divorce

    by Laura Lifshitz • Sep 17, 2020

    It's important to establish a selection of annual tradition following a divorce, both with family and solo, in order to embrace the new direction your life has taken.

    Advice for Parting Ways & Dividing Assets

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Sep 16, 2020

    Certified Divorce Real Estate Experts help facilitate the division of assets during divorces to minimize conflict and streamline this complex, potentially contentious undertaking.

    Benefits to Dating a Divorcee

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Sep 15, 2020

    Dating a divorcee can offer certain benefits, namely, when it comes to experience in navigating a relationship and learning from past missteps.

    Helpful Hints When Divorcing with Kids

    by Laura Lifshitz • Sep 10, 2020

    When navigating a divorce with children, it's vital for both parents to make a concerted effort to minimize emotional turmoil by remaining cordial, co-parenting when possible, and keeping lines of communication open.

    Difficulty of Being a Single Dad

    by Steve Roy • Sep 08, 2020

    Being a single dad can be difficult, as you attempt to take on a dual role and provide as seamless a transition as possible for your children.

    Post-Divorce Pearls of Wisdom

    by D. A. Wolf • Sep 03, 2020

    Every divorce is a unique situation, specific to your marriage's individual circumstances, and should be evaluated as such when navigating through the process.

    Why People Love to Fight During Divorce

    by Randall Kessler • Sep 01, 2020

    Many divorces dissolve into a contentious battle of wills between both parties, though this approach is likely to lead to a lengthier, more expensive litigation in the long run.

    Ways to Find Happiness During Divorce

    by Wendi Schuller • Aug 27, 2020

    Finding happiness during the divorce process can accomplished through engaging in activities that bring a sense of fulfillment and purpose to your life and in establishing connections with others.

    Move Beyond Bitterness After Divorce

    by D. A. Wolf • Aug 25, 2020

    The key to moving beyond bitterness following a divorce is taking a step back to examine any presence of negative attitude, language and behavior and making strides to correct this over time.

    Building Gratitude Following Divorce

    by Laura Lifshitz • Aug 20, 2020

    Building gratitude following a divorce begins with taking stock of your life and appreciating the positives, from small details to larger goals that may now be attainable.

    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Divorce Lawyer

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Aug 19, 2020

    When selecting a divorce lawyer, it's important to evaluate multiple attorneys to compare their levels of experience with family law, cost-effectiveness, and alignment with your goals and values.

    Benefits of Divorce Support

    by Audrey Cade • Aug 18, 2020

    Divorce support groups can serve as beneficial forums in which to share thoughts and feelings, and seek advice from others who are navigating through the same life transitions.

    Looking for a Soulmate? Don't Hold Your Breath

    by Tara Eisenhard • Aug 13, 2020

    Few relationships turn out to be the stuff of fairy tales, necessitating a periodic reevaluation of what makes an ideal partner and how this concept may evolve as time passes.

    Gap Year Considerations

    by Brigitte Schmidt Bell, P.C. • Aug 11, 2020

    It's important for divorced parents to map out a plan regarding the pros & cons, conditions, and financial implications of allowing their children to take a gap year between high school and college.

    My Experience with Verbal Abuse

    by Jamie Black • Aug 06, 2020

    Verbal abuse can take on many forms in a relationship, and is not confined to male perpetrators, as is commonly believed.

    Importance of a Financial Advisor During Divorce

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Aug 05, 2020

    Financial planning is an integral component of the divorce process, one made less difficult by enlisting professionals trained to guide you through each stage of evaluating and dividing assets.

    Victoria McCooey Shares Her Abuse Story to Help Others

    by DivorceForce • Aug 04, 2020

    Divorce Coach Victoria McCooey shares her story of abuse with DivorceForce and provides insight on steps to take to extract yourself from such a situation and move forward in life.

    How to Know If You're Ready for a New Relationship

    by Lisa Arends • Jul 30, 2020

    While there is no set timetable when gauging your readiness for a new relationship, you must be willing to move past the emotional baggage of the past and be open to the prospects which await.

    Ready to Date After Divorce? A Checklist

    by Lisa Arends • Jul 28, 2020

    Before diving into a new relationship following a divorce, make sure you are emotionally prepared to invest the time and energy, and can rely on the counsel of a friend or therapist should you feel the need.

    Practices for a Happy Future After Divorce

    by Laura Bonarrigo • Jul 23, 2020

    Moving on after divorce includes investing in your health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally, through practicing daily rituals designed to help you learn, heal, and ultimately grow.

    Healing Past Hurts Following Divorce

    by Patty Blue Hayes • Jul 21, 2020

    In order to heal past hurts, it may become necessary to explore old wounds and fully process the lingering emotions evoked by recollecting them.

    How to Move On After Divorce

    by Patty Blue Hayes • Jul 16, 2020

    Moving on following a divorce may take some time, but the process begins by setting new intentions and attempting to break old habits en route to a more positive outlook on life.

    It’s Really Over: 7 Steps Toward Acceptance

    by Betty Russell • Jul 14, 2020

    Moving from the denial to acceptance stage following the end of a relationship can be a tricky endeavor, and will likely be a lengthy process as you attempt to work through the emotions in play.

    Excuses from a Cheater and What They Really Mean

    by Lisa Arends • Jul 10, 2020

    A cheating spouse will often resort to a series of excuses, from projecting blame to reflecting on reasons for the infidelity, words which should be examined for their underlying significance.

    When Your Partner Financially Cheats on You

    by Tayne Law Group, P.C. • Jul 08, 2020

    Financial infidelity can lead to feelings of mistrust in a relationship, necessitating that both parties examine the larger issues at hand and map out a mutual plan of recovery.

    Tips to Survive Infidelity as the Cheater

    by Laura Bonarrigo • Jul 06, 2020

    Surviving infidelity is a difficult journey, especially as the cheater in the relationship, and takes a great deal of time and self-analysis in order to rebuild trust, gain self-respect, and begin to once again thrive in life.

    Breaking the Single Mom Stereotype

    by Audrey Cade • Jul 02, 2020

    Many unfounded stereotypes exist with regard to single mothers, ranging from a perception of increased promiscuity to a lack of education or desire to work, each of which has been disproven by a number of statistics.

    Considerations for Fathers Who Want Custody

    by Stacey Freeman • Jun 30, 2020

    Fathers who wish to pursue custody should consider what is in their children's best interests, taking into account factors such as work schedules and the degree of quality time which can be devoted to the children.

    Items to Tackle Your First Year of Divorce

    by Laura Lifshitz • Jun 26, 2020

    Your first year post-divorce is a crucial time to tackle some bucket-list items, on the road to embracing your newfound single lifestyle and future goals and aspirations.

    Moving on After an Abusive Relationship

    by DivorceForce • Jun 24, 2020

    DivorceForce talks with contributing writer Marina Sbrochi as she explains the steps she took to extract herself from an abusive relationship and channel that experience into helping to guide others to do the same.

    Dating After Divorce: Questions to Never Ask

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jun 22, 2020

    When venturing into the world of dating following a divorce, it's important to focus on the present and those things you're looking for in a future relationship.

    Summer Heartaches of Divorce You Can Get Over

    by Laura Lifshitz • Jun 19, 2020

    Summertime can be especially difficult for those dealing with a recent divorce, and so it's important to be proactive in making plans, joining support groups, and adjusting to life on your own during this period.

    How to Get Over the Hurt of an Affair

    by DivorceForce • Jun 17, 2020

    When attempting to move on following an affair, it's important to avoid playing the blame game as you learn to rediscover yourself and process the complicated emotions which may arise as you determine next steps.

    DivorceForcePRO Success Stories: Helping Small Business Owners During COVID

    by Bud Clarke, Esq., Partner/VP Finance, Corporate Capital Direct • Jun 15, 2020

    Through a partnership with DivorceForcePRO member Corporate Capital Direct, DivorceForce was recently able to help small business owners procure PPP loans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    My Summer of Zero Dates

    by Laura Lifshitz • Jun 12, 2020

    There are times when it's vital to take stock of your relationships and reevaluate how you would like to spend your time, and with whom, to avoid the pitfall of going through the motions.

    Marriage: Option to Renew

    by Randi Levin • Jun 10, 2020

    By viewing marriage as a business contract with a renewal date, both parties may be more likely to put consistent effort into making the relationship work as it evolves over time.

    Relationship Redux

    by Brigitte Schmidt Bell, P.C. • Jun 08, 2020

    To alleviate undue strain on a relationship, it's crucial to engage in constructive communication in order to determine mutually acceptable next steps suitable to your unique circumstances.

    Does Your Religion Affect Your Divorce?

    by Dr. Kristin Davin • Jun 05, 2020

    Religious conviction can leave some individuals questioning their faith when confronted with the prospect of divorce, even viewing such an action as a sin, and often encourages them to reexamine their relationship with God in the process.

    Mental Mantras to Adopt After Divorce to Find Peace

    by Laura Lifshitz • Jun 03, 2020

    Adopting mental mantras following a divorce can help to channel positivity about yourself, the divorce, and the steps you will need to take in order to move forward in life.

    Faith

    by Patty Blue Hayes • Jun 01, 2020

    Faith can be a useful outlet during tumultuous times, especially a divorce, as it helps channel the underlying strength we all possess and allows us to better face obstacles and challenges.

    Spotlight: Bryana Turner Talks About Divorce Mediation vs. Divorce Litigation

    by DivorceForce • May 28, 2020

    Bryana Turner discusses the differences between divorce mediation and divorce litigation, and explains the benefits of approaching the process from a more amicable angle if feasible.

    What to Expect in Divorce Mediation

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • May 26, 2020

    Divorce mediation is a cost-effective method of attempting to reach an amicable agreement between spouses, in an effort to eliminate the need for a potentially lengthy, emotionally damaging court proceeding.

    How to Use Evidence in Your Divorce

    by Jason Levoy • May 22, 2020

    It's imperative to present as much objective evidence as possible in making the best case for yourself in a divorce proceeding, which may include items such as emails, text messages, and voice recordings.

    Finding Your Inner Strength

    by Crystal Kaplan • May 20, 2020

    Adversity often teaches us to find our inner strength, by channeling resolve and tapping into a sense of self-awareness that allows us to let go, welcome growth, and take the leap of faith necessary to move forward.

    Beware the Divorce Courts

    by DivorceForce • May 18, 2020

    When dealing with the divorce courts, it's important to have a realist assessment of your net worth and plan expenditures accordingly, while attempting to settle as amicably as possible for the benefit of all involved.

    Number One Hardest Thing About Divorce

    by Laura Lifshitz • May 15, 2020

    The most difficult aspect of divorce is knowing whether or not you will be okay once the process is complete, a prospect you must be open-minded to in order to be successful.

    Ways a Narcissist Will Treat Your Kids Badly

    by DivorceForce • May 13, 2020

    Narcissists crave feeling adored, powerful, and in control, and will often use this agenda to pit children against a former spouse in order to encourage favoritism.

    Divorce is Paperwork Intensive: How to Prepare

    by Diane C. Pappas • May 11, 2020

    The more knowledgeable you are about your financial assets, the better prepared you will be when it comes time to provide the necessary documentation to begin the divorce process.

    Temper Your Expectations When Negotiating During Divorce

    by Wendi Schuller • May 08, 2020

    When negotiating the distribution of assets during your divorce, prioritize what is truly important and worth fighting for, and let go of those items that have little sentimentality.

    How to Appeal Paying Spousal Support After a Divorce

    by DivorceForce • May 06, 2020

    Spousal support appeals may be considered in situations where it is believed the trial court made an error, in which case the process will be repeated before a new ruling is determined.

    Make the Best Use of Your Stimulus Check

    by Bryan Pitstick • May 04, 2020

    Those who have received a stimulus check should take care to prioritize immediate expenses, while methodically planning for the future in deciding how to best use these funds.

    Child Support Assistance

    by DivorceForce • May 01, 2020

    There are numerous services available to assist non-custodial parents with providing child support, should their financial circumstances change.

    Is Amicable Divorce Possible?

    by Cindy Elwell • Apr 29, 2020

    Amicable divorce is characterized by compromise on the part of each spouse, and can lead to a more healthy negotiation of assets and a civil relationship down the line, minimizing unneeded stress for both parties.

    The LGBT Biological Child Dilemma

    by Allison Scollar • Apr 27, 2020

    LGBT couples often experience increased difficulty in obtaining custody through the court system, in the event of the dissolution of a marriage or partnership where children are involved.

    Should You Have an Expense Account With Your Ex After Divorce?

    by Joshua Stern • Apr 24, 2020

    Setting up a joint expense account with your former spouse can be instrumental in facilitating co-parenting efforts, and providing a level of transparency between both parties.

    The Good, Bad and Ugly of Having Divorce Attorneys Who Know Each Other

    by Jason Levoy • Apr 22, 2020

    When selecting a divorce attorney, it's important to choose one who has a similar perspective to both your own and that of your spouse's attorney when it comes to resolving conflict and distributing assets.

    Does God Hate Divorced People?

    by Audrey Cade • Apr 20, 2020

    Though there exists a stigma toward divorce as a behavior among certain religious communities, there is no indication that such disapproval extends to those individuals involved from God himself.

    Finish Before You Begin Again

    by Ali Wilks • Apr 17, 2020

    When beginning a new relationship, it's imperative to put the baggage of the past firmly behind you, by working through any residual emotions and ensuring you are fully committed to moving forward.

    Conquering Coronavirus Fears in Your Kids

    by Rosalind Sedacca • Apr 15, 2020

    When addressing coronavirus fears among children, it's important for parents to emphasize the positives and focus on taking advantage of new opportunities during this temporary time of worldwide inconvenience.

    Spotlight: Claire Cappetta Offers Help for People in Abusive Relationships

    by DivorceForce • Apr 13, 2020

    DivorceForce talks to Claire Cappetta about her abusive relationship, and the measures she has since taken to ensure others are empowered to take control of their own situations.

    Questions to Ask Your Spouse During Separation

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Apr 10, 2020

    When considering a separation, it's important for couples to determine the goal of such a transition, and take into account those parental and financial issues which will need to be addressed in the interim.

    Keys to Overcome Tension and Save Your Marriage

    by Nicola Beer • Apr 08, 2020

    The key to preventing the dissolution of a relationship begins with identifying mutual needs, diffusing tension, and taking responsibility for words and actions in an effort to mitigate long-term damage.

    How to Handle Being Alone After Divorce

    by Lisa Arends • Apr 06, 2020

    Dealing with loneliness following a divorce can be a tricky trajectory, one made easier by developing connections outside the relationship, avoiding the inclination to self-isolate, and finding ways to celebrate your newfound independence.

    Overcome the Perils of Divorce

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Apr 03, 2020

    It's important to adjust your mindset following a divorce, to avoid becoming caught up in a never-ending negative cycle which can ultimately prevent you from mentally moving on.

    When It’s Time to Move On

    by Vicki Larson • Apr 01, 2020

    Moving on can be a difficult part of the divorce process, one made easier by learning to accept the situation and take steps to purge the past, address the present, and look toward the future.

    Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Divorce Crew

    by Tara Eisenhard • Mar 30, 2020

    When selecting a 'Divorce Crew,' it's crucial to consider whether this team of individuals supports your vision, shares your values, and instills the necessary level of trust.

    How to Deal with Parental Alienation

    by Jill Barnett-Kaufman • Mar 26, 2020

    The affects of parental alienation can be mitigated by having children consult with a licensed therapist, in addition to both parents undergoing co-parenting counseling.

    Self-Care Tips for Divorced Dads

    by DivorceForce • Mar 24, 2020

    Fathers coping with the after-effects of a divorce should prioritize self-care in the form of exploring their emotions, focusing on physical and mental well-being, and reinforcing their relationships with their children.

    The Hallmarks and Signs of a Rebound Relationship

    by DivorceForce • Mar 20, 2020

    It's important to assess whether your desire for a new relationship following a divorce is framed by the right reasons, rather than as a result of lingering anger, a need for distraction, or a yearning to fill an emotional void.

    Life Gets Better After Divorce

    by Vicki Larson • Mar 18, 2020

    Research suggests that life can improve for those who have gone through the divorce process, as those affected recognize and reprioritize their goals moving forward.

    Is It Considered Cheating If You're Separated?

    by DivorceForce • Mar 16, 2020

    Cheating can be categorized a number of different ways, depending upon the particular situation and the personal understanding reached between you and your spouse.

    Quarantined with Your Spouse: For Better or Worse

    by DivorceForce • Mar 13, 2020

    As emotions run high amid the Coronavirus pandemic, take advantage of time spent at home with family to reconnect, relax, and revitalize your relationship.

    Build Your Divorce Dream Team: Key Organizations to Know

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Feb 21, 2020

    DivorceForce spotlights five key professional organizations to know when navigating the divorce process, the requirements associated with membership, and the unique benefits derived from utilizing the services of those associated with them.

    The Divorced Woman’s Guide™ to Turning the Valentine’s Day Blues into Reds

    by Wendy Sterling • Feb 14, 2020

    Dealing with Valentine's Day following a divorce or breakup doesn't have to be devastating. Follow these helpful hints to navigate through the day, and your life, with ease and enjoyment.

    The Importance of Diet in Your Daily Life

    by Taryn Kristal • Feb 10, 2020

    Diet plays a crucial role in daily life, especially during times of extreme stress, such as when going through a divorce. Learn how to optimize your energy, and receive the needed nutrients, with Sakara Life.

    Things to Consider When Confiding in a Friend about Your Divorce

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jan 27, 2020

    It's important not to isolate yourself when going through the divorce process. Make an effort to confide in a trustworthy friend who is willing to listen, provide perspective, and offer support through the transition.

    Five Types of People for Your Divorce Support System

    by Lisa Arends • Jan 20, 2020

    When navigating through a divorce, it's important to lean on others for support, particularly those who fall into the following categories: never-married, divorced, married, young and old.

    Why is Gay Divorce So Expensive?

    by Allison Scollar • Jan 13, 2020

    Same-sex divorce is viewed very differently in the eyes of the court, and often requires additional measures—and costs—especially as relates to child custody agreements and division of assets.

    Spotlight: Leslie Shriner, A Story to Inspire

    by DivorceForce • Jan 06, 2020

    DivorceForce shares Leslie Shriner's story of inspiration, as she channeled her faith in order to overcome the obstacles faced during her divorce, all the while maintaining a sense of hope and optimism.

    How to Feel Gratitude During the Divorce Process

    by Vicki Larson • Dec 30, 2019

    It's important to find things to feel grateful for while navigating the divorce process, whether embracing positive memories from the past, or appreciating the life lessons difficult times have taught.

    Reasons to Love Single Parenting During the Holidays

    by Backpack Cavalcade • Dec 23, 2019

    The holiday season can be a wonderful opportunity for newly-single parents to separately bond with their children, establish new traditions, and even enjoy a little quality solo time.

    Spotlight: Christie Ray on Untying the Knot with Grace

    by DivorceForce • Dec 16, 2019

    DivorceForce talks to Christie Ray about the process of going through an amicable divorce, and the advantages to taking such a long-sighted approach.

    Take Care of Yourself and Simplify Your Life

    by Vicki Larson • Dec 09, 2019

    It's important to take care of yourself, first and foremost, when moving on following a divorce—as well as those in your immediate circle—in order to begin to heal and cultivate healthy habits going forward.

    Can Assets Be Frozen Until a Divorce Is Final?

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Dec 02, 2019

    Marital assets may be frozen via a restraining order, though this typically needs to be filed—and financial institutions notified—in order to take effect and prevent any prohibited alterations to the financial status quo of the marriage.

    What to Do When He’s Looking at Other Women

    by Susie & Otto Collins • Nov 25, 2019

    If you observe your partner admiring other women, it's important to ascertain whether your perceptions are accurate and worth addressing, or if they stem from your own insecurities.

    How Can a Financial Planner Assist with Your Divorce?

    by Adrienne Grace • Nov 18, 2019

    A financial planner can provide the professional expertise required to assist both parties in the division of assets—both financial and tangible—during the divorce process.

    Beware the Impact of Emotional Affairs

    by Barbara Peters • Nov 11, 2019

    Emotional affairs can negatively impact a marriage as much—if not more—than physical infidelity, as the straying spouse develops a deep connection with an outside party.

    Returning to Dating After Divorce

    by Mad Like Crazy • Nov 04, 2019

    Dating after a divorce can be a tricky endeavor, one best approached by slowly reconnecting with friends and loved ones, and determining what type of lifestyle you'd like to live going forward.

    Tips to Set the Parenting Schedule During Your Divorce

    by Jason Levoy • Oct 28, 2019

    Establishing a parenting schedule that works for both parties during a divorce can be a difficult task, one made easier by trying to remain flexible, while prioritizing the needs of the children.

    How is Spousal Support Determined?

    by DivorceForce • Oct 21, 2019

    The determination of spousal support, or alimony, varies from state to state, and is often dependent on factors including the length of the marriage and the income required for each party to retain his/her respective lifestyle.

    Financial Abuse Keeps Married Victims Trapped

    by Victoria McCooey • Oct 14, 2019

    Financial abuse is present in nearly 100% of domestic violence cases, a statistic directly correlated to the tendency of victims to remain in abusive relationships due to financial dependency.