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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Beating Divorce Remorse

Most people go through a grief process after divorce, but if you’re stuck in the “coulda, woulda, shoulda” phase, it’s a sign that you haven’t accepted the fact that your marriage is over.

Wondering if you might have saved your relationship if you’d done things differently won’t change what happened. It will, however, keep you from moving forward. Read on to learn how Kyle, a history professor, finally made peace with his past — and how you can, too! Read more

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401k and Divorce: Splitting Retirement Assets With Your Spouse

401K-divorceNew Jersey is an equitable distribution state, meaning that during divorce, marital assets and debts are divided between spouses fairly, but not necessarily equally. To carry out equitable distribution, the courts evaluate all types of assets differently and look at factors such as each spouse’s contribution to the marital asset. Retirement accounts, such as 401k accounts, however, are a special animal and are subject to particular rules when divided as marital property in a divorce proceeding. What can you expect when dividing this account in your divorce? Read more

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8 Ways To Get Out Of Your Divorce Funk

break out of your divorce funkIt’s normal to feel blue and stressed while dissolving a marriage, but your misery doesn’t have to last forever. Having trouble coping? In order to feel better, you need to change not just the way you think, but also your behaviors. Talk therapy and medication can help (and may be necessary if your daily functioning is seriously impaired), but there are plenty of other less expensive ways to snap out of your divorce funk. Try these action steps today: Read more

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5 Silver Linings of Divorce

It’s hoped that every marriage can be mended and saved, but the truth is divorce happens, and almost always for some very serious reasons.

Think the end of a marriage is all downside? This doesn’t have to be true! If your relationship is best labeled as “irretrievably broken,” here are five silver linings you can look forward to now that you have made the decision to divorce. Read more

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Are You Planning A Divorce Party?

Las Vegas is known as the place to go for raging bachelor and bachelorette parties and quickie wedding ceremonies performed by Elvis impersonators. But the new trend in Sin City tourism? Divorce parties! Read more

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Divorced Man Shares His Viral List of 20 Marriage Tips

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What has your divorce taught you? For motivational speaker Gerald Rogers, newly divorced after 16 years of marriage, divorce has been a chance to take stock on what went wrong in his relationship and a way to finally learn from his mistakes.

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10 Lessons Learned from Celebrity Divorces

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Celebrity divorces happen all the time. So what have these famous faces learned from their marital mistakes? Turns out, a lot! From finally loving yourself to being a better parent, check out the life lessons these 10 celebrities say have been a direct result of their divorce. Read more

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Divorce Vacations!

With Labor Day coming up soon, it’s the perfect time for a long weekend getaway. And if you are separated or recently divorced? Taking a solo trip may exactly what you need to feel refreshed and ready to embrace your new life. Where should you head on your first “divorce vacation”? Travel + Leisure magazine recently named its “Best Places to Travel After a Divorce,” a list of 20 destinations in the U.S. and around the world that fit the bill for newly divorced travelers — from spa trips to surfing school with others fresh off a break up. Read more

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NJ Supreme Court Rules In Battle Over Kids’ Last Name Change

If you’re thinking about changing your child’s last name post-divorce, make sure you can give a judge a compelling reason why doing is a benefit to the child. That’s the message in a new New Jersey Surpreme Court ruling in which a Burlington County woman’s name changes for her children were overturned. Read more

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Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold Post-Divorce Twitter Fight: What We Can Learn From It

Comedians Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold got married in 1990 and divorced in 1994, citing irreconcilable differences. Now, almost 20 years later, those irreconcilable differences appear to have roared back to life, courtesy of Twitter, where the former spouses recently engaged in a “twitter feud” over wedding videos and other marital property. Read more

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