Not sure how to tell your spouse you want a divorce? Join us for the next Divorce Options(R) Workshop on May 14 to get answers to your many questions and more. Learn more about the workshop and register here. … [Read more...] about How To Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce – Join Us on May 14 for Our Divorce Options(R) Workshop
Are you going through a divorce and wondering which divorce process is right for you? Join us for the next Divorce Options(R) Workshop on April 9 to learn about your options for divorce. Learn more about the workshop and register here. … [Read more...] about Divorce Process Options – Join Us April 9 for Our Divorce Options(R) Workshop
One contentious issue that arises during a divorce is when there is a business asset and how to divide it. This is true whether the business is a professional business owned by one spouse, or a family business owned and operated by both spouses. Except in rare cases, the first step is to have the business's worth evaluated. How Valuation of a Business Works in a Collaborative Divorce In a … [Read more...] about Do We Need A Business Evaluation For Our Divorce?
A child-centered divorce means that the parents learn how to put their differences aside and work together for what is in the best interests of the children. The spouses need to recognize that just because they no longer want to be married does not mean the spouse, who they may consider to be a bad marriage partner, is a bad parent. The Three Cs: Communicate, Cooperate, and Co-parent In … [Read more...] about How to Have a Child-Centered Divorce
People make mistakes in their divorce that can cost them money in the long term. These mistakes happen when you try to rush through the process or don’t have enough information to help you make good decisions. Taking your time and doing it right saves both time and money. Here are some of the most common mistakes that I have seen. Common Divorce Mistake #1 – You must go to … [Read more...] about 5 Common Divorce Mistakes
If you are a divorced parent, or in the process of a divorce and this is your first holiday season in your new family structure, you have likely already noticed the stress around scheduling. Like many parents, you may have high expectations of how perfect you want this time to be for your children. If the expectations are not met, you may feel disappointed with yourself and feel as though you … [Read more...] about Planning for the Holidays While Divorcing with Children
Adult children can feel that they are forgotten during their parents' divorce process. Parents may assume that, since their grown children are on their own, they will not really be affected by the divorce. It is important to remember that even though the children are now adults, they worry about how their parents’ divorce will change the lives of all family members. Worries such as: Will … [Read more...] about Understanding the Needs of Adult Children When Their Parents Divorce
Psychologists rank divorce as the second most stressful life event. It is an emotional time even if the parties believe the divorce is in their best interest. Spouses often say things to each other they later regret from the stress and emotional intensity they are feeling. In a Collaborative Divorce, the divorce coach is an important part of the collaborative … [Read more...] about The Importance of Having a Divorce Coach
One of the first things that a divorcing couple needs to do is gather your financial information. In the divorce process you will both need to have a complete picture of your financial situation before you can begin to work on a settlement agreement. In a Collaborative Divorce, this step is easier than in traditional litigation because you have the assistance of a neutral financial … [Read more...] about 4 Keys for Working with Your Divorce Financial Professional
As you start to walk on the way, the way appears-Rumi Divorce can stir up profound and painful emotions; regret, confusion, a sense of overwhelm and, oftentimes, debilitating fear. Although divorce has become a more common occurrence, the personal struggle with the fear and anxiety that divorce can cause is daunting. In traditional litigation, the focus is not on addressing the fears. Each … [Read more...] about Overcoming Divorce Fears
If you are considering a divorce, there are programs throughout California called “Divorce Options Workshop” that is helpful for you to attend before you begin your divorce process. Typically, an attorney, mental health professional, and financial consultant will each talk about what happens in a divorce. The professionals will explain the different processes you have to choose from: … [Read more...] about Which Divorce Process is Best for Me?
One of the major decisions divorcing parents need to make is how to manage custody and visitation of the children. The court has guidelines to follow but prefers for the parents can work together to form their own parenting plan. This generally works out best for the parents, the children, and the court. What is a Parenting Plan? A parenting plan is a road map for parents. It puts … [Read more...] about Co-Parenting After Your Divorce is Over
When couples decide to divorce, most are aware of traditional divorce litigation where each party gets their own attorney, and the adversarial process begins. It is easy with parties in litigation, each armed with their own attorney, to see everything as a fight with only one winner, making the other party the loser. Winning and losing should not be the standard for a family law case and there is … [Read more...] about Why Does Collaborative Divorce Work?
In a traditional divorce, parents are often battling between themselves about how to take care of the children, both financially and emotionally, when the family is no longer living together in one household. One of our goals with our clients is to assist them with a post-divorce budget that is related to the children in ways that decreases the contention in a divorce and puts the … [Read more...] about Children, Divorce and Money