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    26 Divorce Finance Resources You Should Consult

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

    Here’s a useful compilation of organizations, assistance programs, books, and professionals available to provide financial guidance for those undergoing divorce.

    Where to Find the Divorce Resources You Need

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

    All the divorce resources you need can be found online at various websites, including Nolo Network, DivorceForce, It’s Over Easy, Justia, and more.

    7 Top Signs Your Marriage May Be Headed for Divorce

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

    The top seven signs your marriage may be headed for divorce include prolonged unhappiness, increased criticism from both parties, more frequent conflicts, poor communication, lack of physical intimacy, infidelity, and desire for the single life.

    Are Some Parents More at Risk to Alienation than Others?

    by Katherine Miller • Sep 02, 2021

    Parental alienation is most prevalent during highly contested divorces, or in instances where one parent has a borderline personality disorder.

    Becoming a Co-Parent

    by Lisa LaBelle, MSC, ACMHC • Aug 31, 2021

    Co-parenting should be treated as a shared effort, not a competition, with your shared children serving as the top priority.

    How to Handle Extracurriculars When Divorced

    by Erin Silver • Aug 30, 2021

    Children's extracurricular activities can become a point of contention with divorced parents, which is why it's crucial to establish a plan that is mutually acceptable for both parties and explain it clearly to all involved.

    Evaluating How Far We've Come as a Divorced Family

    by Erin Silver • Aug 26, 2021

    Divorce is never a completely smooth process, but with a lot of work and compromise for the good of the children, it can be an easier transition.

    How to Create a Healthy Divorced Family

    by Pam Mirehouse • Aug 25, 2021

    Creating a healthy environment for your children post-divorce begins with clear communication between all parties, as well as the setting of clear boundaries and expectations.

    Solutions for Your Step-Parenting Problems

    by DivorceForce • Aug 24, 2021

    DivorceForce recently sat down to talk with Colleen LeMaire, step-parenting expert and author of the "I Have" book series, about the nuances of creating a functional step-parenting relationship.

    How to Avoid Landmines in Your Co-Parenting Relationship

    by Heather Quinn • Aug 23, 2021

    Co-parenting following a divorce can function far more optimally by mapping out your respective schedules, communicating directly, and meeting in the middle when possible to minimize tension.

    Divorced Parents' Solutions for Sibling Rivalry

    by Lisa LaBelle, MSC, ACMHC • Aug 20, 2021

    Though reasons for sibling rivalry can vary, these conflicts can become more pronounced when parents divorce, necessitating the establishment of certain ground rules and expectations for all.

    Establishing a Co-parenting System with a Controlling Ex

    by Eli James Yanna • Aug 19, 2021

    It's vital to establish a co-parenting system that works for both spouses, in order to minimize the upset and upheaval in your children's lives.

    The Summer Planning Meeting for Divorced Parents

    by Karen Bonnell • Aug 17, 2021

    Summer is an ideal time to sit down with your co-parent to map out the subsequent months and collaborate on upcoming schedules and needs for your children.

    Things To Do with Your Child as a Single Parent in Summer

    by Wendi Schuller • Aug 13, 2021

    Summer activities can range from camp activities, street fairs and festivals to simply exploring your local and surrounding communities.

    What Do Your Children Know About Your Divorce?

    by Barbara Rothberg • Aug 12, 2021

    It's important to be as honest as possible with children when going through the divorce process, while taking care not to let your own biases turn them against one parent or another.

    Celebrating Actively Involved Divorced Dads

    by Claudia Mansbach • Aug 10, 2021

    While many assume that fathers don't cultivate the same bond with their children as mothers, it's important to acknowledge those who go above and beyond to set a good example as a male role model.

    How to Help Your Only Child Cope with Divorce

    by Vicki Larson • Aug 09, 2021

    It's important for only children to feel like they have a supportive outlet following divorce, whether from both parents, other friends and relatives, or their school environment.

    The Daddy Double Standard

    by Eli James Yanna • Aug 06, 2021

    While fathers may approach parenting from a different angle than mothers, they are just as capable of nurturing children, taking on daily responsibilities, and fostering a loving environment.

    Obstacles for LGBT Parents

    by Allison Scollar • Aug 05, 2021

    LGBT parents are often subjected to unique obstacles when it comes to determining custody and defining roles and responsibilities in the event of divorce.

    Lessons in Marriage From an Adult Child of Divorce

    by D. A. Wolf • Aug 03, 2021

    Adult children of divorce have a unique perspective on marriage and its flaws, and may be more inclined to avoid the pitfalls they witnessed in the presence of their parents growing up.

    Love, Divorce and Valentine's Day

    by Dr. Kristin Davin • Aug 02, 2021

    While many couples feel pressure on Valentine's Day, rest assured that this too shall pass, and consistency in your relationship is far more important than overindulging on any one day.

    What I Learned Being an Adult Child of Divorce

    by Randi Levin • Jul 30, 2021

    No matter your age, being a child of divorced parents will likely continue to have an effect on your life going forward, making it essential that you stand up for yourself and cultivate an independent existence whenever possible.

    Have You Given Up on Your Marriage?

    by Christine Marie • Jul 29, 2021

    It's important to be aware of subtle signs in your marriage that may indicate a waning connection, a building distrust, or a general lack of effort being put in by both parties.

    Life Hacks for Single Parents

    by Heather Quinn • Jul 27, 2021

    No matter the age of the children involved, it's crucial for single parents to carve out some personal time to recharge, refresh, and rediscover their own personal passions in life.

    Di-Curious and Gray Divorce

    by DivorceForce • Jul 26, 2021

    DivorceForce recently spoke with Barry Gold, a "Gray Divorce" expert and self-professed inventor of the term "Di-Curious" to discuss the unique complications of divorcing later in life.

    What to Do with Wedding Relics After Divorce

    by Audrey Cade • Jul 23, 2021

    Wedding relics such as photographs, attire and jewelry can provoke unpleasant memories, making it advantageous to explore other options for preservation or repurposing.

    Stop Playing the Gotcha Game

    by Susie & Otto Collins • Jul 22, 2021

    While it may be a natural reflex to take on an accusatory tone with an ex, placing blame and pointing fingers will only make the divorce process more difficult in the long run.

    Why Divorce Brings Out the Worst in Us

    by Chris Armstrong • Jul 20, 2021

    By being aware of your actions and channeling a higher level of emotional intelligence, you can make strides to minimize the negative qualities often brought about by divorce.

    How to Overcome Divorce Expectations

    by Laura Bonarrigo • Jul 19, 2021

    Every divorce is different, which is why it's best not to have any false expectations of what your own, personal journey will consist of.

    Dear Divorce

    by Abby King • Jul 15, 2021

    While the divorce process brings with it undeniable pain and turmoil, it can also be seen as a new beginning filled with potential for future happiness and fulfillment.

    The Second Wedding Blues

    by Erin Silver • Jul 13, 2021

    While a second wedding may seem somewhat redundant and less "special," it should be treated just as significantly as the first, and celebrated accordingly.

    Missing My Daughter After Divorce

    by Lonely Dad • Jul 08, 2021

    Contentious divorce proceedings may lead to one parent or another being alienated from his or her children, making it difficult to maintain a healthy, ongoing relationship with them.

    Rebooting Your Life After Divorce

    by Eli James Yanna • Jul 06, 2021

    Rebooting your life following a divorce, particularly in a small town, may be more difficult and necessitate exploring both new stomping grounds and friendships.

    Sexual Relief After Divorce

    by Anonymous • Jul 01, 2021

    Sexual relief following a divorce need not be a taboo topic, as it's important to engage in activities that will make you feel sexy and vital as you become comfortable with your new lifestyle.

    Top 10 Divorce Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Now

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jun 30, 2021

    The top podcasts you should listen to include Divorced Not Dead, The Divorce Survival Guide, All’s Fair With Laura Wasser, Divorce Goddess, Co-Parenting Past Chaos, Breakup Recovery, The Husband Help Haven, Surviving Divorce, Divorce Angel, and Heal, Survive & Thrive!

    Middle Age and Divorce

    by AJ, aka Cocoa Mommy • Jun 29, 2021

    While divorcing over the age of 40 may resonate as a shock to your established routine, it's important never to settle for mediocrity and to always be striving for happiness and fulfillment.

    How to Successfully Vacation with Children When Getting Divorced

    by Jason Levoy • Jun 24, 2021

    The key to successfully vacationing with your children during the divorce process is to plan ahead, communicate your intentions clearly, and attempt to compromise arrangements with your soon-to-be ex-spouse.

    Navigating the Split With Divorce Counseling

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jun 23, 2021

    Divorce counseling can help you navigate your split by teaching skills to effectively communicate with your ex and providing the necessary tools to move on.

    How to Stop Divorce Damage to the Kids

    by Marina Sbrochi • Jun 22, 2021

    It's important to minimize divorce damage to your children by offering constructive explanations and providing an outlet for them to discuss their feelings.

    How Do You Know If You Are a Good Candidate for Divorce Mediation?

    by Katherine Miller • Jun 21, 2021

    Mediation can be a more cost-effective and amicable route to divorce than traditional litigation, but is it right for you?

    An Owner’s Manual for the Second Wife

    by Josie Garrett • Jun 17, 2021

    A humorous take on the journey of discovery a new spouse may travel while navigating the pitfalls of a man who has previously been divorced, told from the perspective of his 'first' wife.

    How to Financially Protect Yourself When Going Through a Divorce

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jun 16, 2021

    To financially protect yourself throughout the divorce process, establish legal separation, identify your assets and gather proof, liquify your assets, cancel joint credit cards, understand state laws, secure valuable property, reduce expenses, and hire an expert.

    A Common Bond with Elizabeth Taylor

    by Christine Mathieu • Jun 15, 2021

    Those with several failed marriages under their belt may benefit from assessing what it is they're seeking in a partner, and whether the true obstacle is an unrealistic quest for perfection.

    Why is My Spouse So Mean?

    by Patty Blue Hayes • Jun 14, 2021

    If you are on the receiving end of a toxic relationship, it's important to take a step back and recognize your feelings, observe the actions of those around you, and trust your assessment of the situation.

    Destigmatizing Divorce

    by Nina Restieri • Jun 11, 2021

    Rather than viewing divorce as an ending to be avoided, it's helpful to see it as a beginning of the next chapter of life, one that may in fact be far more fulfilling and joyful.

    Co-Parenting with Your Child’s School

    by Audrey Cade • Jun 10, 2021

    The key to successful co-parenting with a child's school revolves around both parties prioritizing the needs of the child over any personal disagreements, tendencies to be spiteful toward an ex, or a desire to monopolize control.

    How to Find the Right Child Custody Lawyer for You

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jun 09, 2021

    To find the right child custody lawyer for you and your unique case, determine the ideal qualities you’re looking for, conduct online and word-of-mouth interviews with friends and colleagues, meet with multiple lawyers, and finally, compare.

    How Your Divorce Makes You Better

    by Lisa Arends • Jun 08, 2021

    Divorce, while a traumatic experience, can lead to growth and development in other areas of life, affording increased maturity, confidence, perspective, gratitude, empathy, responsibility, humility, fortitude, awareness, ingenuity and fortitude.

    Beating the Divorce Blues

    by Chris Armstrong • Jun 07, 2021

    The keys to moving on following a divorce include reflecting on the reasons the marriage failed, as well as being open to the prospect of new possibilities as you transition into the single life.

    Mutual Friends a Casualty of Divorce Over 50

    by Barry Gold • Jun 04, 2021

    In instances of divorce over 50, it's not uncommon for mutual friends to gravitate toward the female member of the couple following the split, leaving her male counterpart isolated.

    From Thriving to Engaged: The Story of a Single Mom

    by Erin Silver • Jun 03, 2021

    As life circumstances change following a divorce, it's natural to go through a transition as you adjust to a new lifestyle.

    Best Practices for Selling Your Home During the Divorce Process

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Jun 02, 2021

    When selling your home during the divorce process, financially and mentally protect yourself, compromise with your ex, prep the marital home, time the sale correctly, hire a realtor divorce specialist, consider an investor purchase, and continue to pay your mortgage.

    Stereotypes of Divorced Women

    by Laura Lifshitz • May 27, 2021

    Stereotyping divorced women is dangerous territory, as in reality, many former spouses lean far from the negative portrayals they are accused of.

    How to Move on Following a Divorce

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • May 26, 2021

    To move on following divorce, you should mourn the relationship, let it go, seek professional and friendly guidance, mentally prepare for the aftermath, focus on you, organize your financials, and consider dating.

    Are These Divorced Men Stereotypes Accurate?

    by Laura Lifshitz • May 25, 2021

    Despite being subject to a host of stereotypes, many divorced men are in fact quite reputable and accommodating to the needs of both their former spouses and children.

    High Net Worth Divorces More Emotionally Taxing Than Average

    by Jon Blau • May 24, 2021

    In order to mitigate the emotionally taxing impact of a high net worth divorce, it's advisable to hire a team of professionals to assist in the strategic division of assets.

    How to Spend Quality Time as a Single Parent

    by Laura Bonarrigo • May 21, 2021

    While taking on the responsibilities of being a single parent may be daunting at first, this situation presents a unique opportunity to nurture your relationship with your children.

    How to Overcome Failure

    by Sofia O'Hara • May 20, 2021

    While failure is destined to be a part of every life, how we look at it and what we do to overcome it will ultimately frame our respective futures.

    Why Your Divorce Team Needs a Forensic Accountant

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • May 19, 2021

    Your divorce team needs a forensic accountant because they possess the skills and knowledge to find hidden assets and income, perform business valuations, appraise assets and properties, authenticate financial information in court, and assist your attorney with financial matters.

    Truths About Divorcing with Kids

    by Lisa Arends • May 18, 2021

    While you may be aware of some basic truths when it comes to divorcing with children, there are certain nuances to be tuned into in order to ensure the process is as smooth and painless as possible for your kids.

    To the Deadbeat Parents Missing It All

    by Laura Lifshitz • May 17, 2021

    An open letter to those deadbeat parents allowing their self-pity in the face of divorce to negatively impact cultivating a long-lasting relationship with their children.

    Divorce and Addiction

    by Patty Blue Hayes • May 13, 2021

    Transformative life events such as divorce can lead to indulgence in unhealthy habits, such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, self-harm and more, making it crucial to seek help and support at the first signs of depression.

    9 Types of Divorce, Explained

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • May 12, 2021

    The major types of divorce include uncontested, contested, collaborative, default, no-fault, at-fault, arbitration, mediation, and summary.

    Crossing the Finish Line During Divorce

    by Lisa Arends • May 11, 2021

    When faced with a difficult transition in life such as divorce, it's helpful to set some short-term goals to create a sense of purpose, and ultimately, achievement.

    Are You at Risk to Die by Suicide?

    by Patty Blue Hayes • May 07, 2021

    Suicidal thoughts can take many shapes and forms, and should be taken seriously in order to recognize and address them immediately.

    Sudden Divorce Syndrome

    by Dr. Kristin Davin • May 06, 2021

    Sudden Divorce Syndrome is often the result of a lack of communication between spouses and a reluctance to address the underlying issues at hand in the marriage.

    Mortgage Q&A: What You Need to Know When in the Midst of Divorce

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • May 05, 2021

    DivorceForce asks Divorce Mortgage Founder Ross A. Garcia the most pressing questions about handling a mortgage during a divorce, from the biggest misconceptions, to when and how to remove names, and much more.

    You Are Worthy of Feeling Angry

    by Patty Blue Hayes • May 04, 2021

    Anger can be a valuable emotion, and should be recognized, expressed and released in order to move forward in a healthy, productive way.

    Mental Illness Destroys Marriages

    by Eli James Yanna • May 03, 2021

    It's vital to pay attention to signs of mental illness, as they may ultimately impact your marriage and cause long-term damage, eventually leading to divorce.

    Determine the State of Your Relationship With Marriage Counseling

    by Gregory C. Frank, Founder & CEO, DivorceForce • Apr 28, 2021

    Marriage counseling can help you determine whether you want to save your marriage or begin divorce proceedings through introspection and communication.

    The Trauma of Divorce

    by DivorceForce • Apr 23, 2021

    DivorceForce recently spoke with Rivka Edery, an experienced psychotherapist and author of “Trauma and Transformation: A 12-Step Guide.”

    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.

    How Therapy Can Benefit a Child of Divorce

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

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

    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.

    Top Factors Affecting Alimony Assessment

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

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

    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.

    Top Tips to Prep for a Divorce Lawyer Consultation

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

    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.

    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.

    How to Negotiate a Buyout During a Divorce

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

    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.

    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.