5 Tips for Mother’s Day When You Are Divorcing

You always hear how hard those first holidays are after your divorce. And yes, they can be, but what’s often overlooked is the difficulty of navigating holidays that occur as you and your ex are divorcing. Particularly for a holiday like Mother’s Day. Before you’ve fully worked out custody and co-parenting, maybe even living arrangements, and while the emotions are so fresh and raw, you may feel in limbo or like not Read More

7 Misconceptions About Mediation

Divorce is difficult enough without have to endure a long, drawn out and public court battle. It often ends up more hurtful to families than helpful, not only by further damaging relationships, but also in the time lost, negative financial impact, and the fact your family’s future is left in the control of a judge who’s a complete stranger. Mediation is an alternative that offers a number of benefits. But it’s often Read More

5 Dating Tips After a Grey Divorce

If you were ranking the most stressful life events a person could experience, divorce would likely be near the top. We’d argue that dating after said divorce is right up there as well, particularly after grey divorce. A term coined for divorces among persons 50 and older, grey divorce has actually nearly doubled in the past 25 years according to Pew Research Center. If you’re one of those divorcees, you may be Read More

Earth Day Ideas: The Whys and Hows of Virtual Breakups

Earth Day is about raising awareness of the need to protect our planet’s natural resources and learning how you can do your part for the environment. You’ll hear about planting trees, conserving water, recycling, and reducing your use of plastics, and we’ve got another one for you: virtual breakups. Surprising, right? However, with no vehicle emissions or paper required, it gives new meaning to the term “clean Read More

How to Spring Clean Your Life from Narcissistic Abusers

It’s the time of year when we start our spring cleaning, but there’s no reason it should just be limited to the stuff in our closets and garage, especially if there is a narcissistic abuser in your life. You can (and should) kick them to the curb, too! Here are the signs of narcissistic abuse in a relationship and what you can do about it. Signs of Narcissistic Abuse Narcissism is an often-used term to Read More

5 Things to Ask Your Intended Before You Propose from a Divorce Lawyer

National Proposal Day takes place on March 20 every year which also coincides with the first day of spring – the perfect time for new beginnings! Whether you’re planning an over-the-top surprise, a swoon-worthy romantic gesture, or a simple, sweet moment, there are some answers you need before you pop the question. As a divorce lawyer, here are five things I recommend you ask your intended. Consider the Common Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Five Tips to Empower Healthy Romantic Relationships

In honor of International Women’s Day this month, we want to do our part to empower you, your friends, your sisters, your mothers, your daughters, and all the females everywhere in one of the most important aspects of your life – your relationships. Specifically, helping you identify and maintain healthy romantic relationships. Check out these tips. Characteristics of Healthy Relationships It seems we’re Read More

Avoiding Gray Divorce: The Dos and Don’ts of Empty-Nesting

According to the Pew Research Center, the divorce rate among U.S. adults ages 50 and older has roughly doubled since the 1990s. This coincides with a time in life, usually between the ages of 40 and 60 when parents begin empty nesting. But how big a part does empty-nesting actually play when it comes to gray divorce? And is there a way to protect your marriage? Check out these dos and don’ts of empty Read More

Newly Single How to Have a Happy Valentine’s Day After Divorce

Of all the first holidays after a divorce, Valentine’s Day is arguably the most difficult. No doubt all the advertising and social media with lovey-dovey couples are painful to see. But the fact remains that a holiday celebrating love isn’t exclusive to just the romantic kind. The love you have for your friends, family, children, and even yourself is the most enduring anyway, right? And it’s also the key to having a Read More

6 Tips from a Divorce Attorney on How to Co-Parent with a Narcissist

If you thought divorcing your narcissist ex was hard, the grim reality of co-parenting with them may be hitting you even harder. From the lies to the manipulation to the demands to the complete lack of interest in putting the child’s needs first, you’re definitely in an uphill battle. But you can take back some control. As a divorce attorney, I’ve seen it, and know these tips can help you more easily co-parent with a Read More