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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.

    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.

    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.

    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 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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.