2011 Newsletter Archives

As a service to our clients, we are pleased to provide you with this monthly e-newsletter. We hope that the information and articles are helpful and supportive.

November 2011

  1. Family Court Justice Harvey Brownstone Reflects – On changes, issues & trends in divorce over the past 15 years.
  2. Contemplating Divorce: Separation – The three main reasons why couples separate.
  3. Divorce Stories – Some divorce stories to help you with your personal journey.
  4. Victimhood – The curse of divorce recovery.
  5. Divorce Humor: Perspective – It’s all in how you look at things…

October 2011

  1. Judge Lynn Toler Reflects – On changes, issues & trends in divorce over the past 15 years.
  2. Divorce Art – Divorcing individuals use art to heal themselves.
  3. 7 Important Factors – Negotiating your financial divorce settlement.
  4. University Health Study – Marriage and divorce can trigger dangerous weight gain.
  5. What Your Child Wants Most – What they want most is to freely love both parents.

September 2011

  1. Back to School – Find inspiration from real-life stories about people who went back to school after their divorce, and found a new life and a more fulfilling career.
  2. Love in Ruins – You need to be honest with your spouse, but don’t let your feelings impact your legal standing.
  3. Words of Warning – Learn the don’ts of shared parenting.
  4. Concealing Information From Your Divorce Lawyer – Eye-opening “real life” examples of how concealing information during divorce can backfire.
  5. Should you tell your children about your infidelity? – Read the answer from two experts.

August 2011

  1. How to Evaluate a Lawyer – Some useful questions to ask when deciding which lawyer to use.
  2. What to Include in Your Parenting Plan – Learn about 2 types of parenting plans: Collaborative Parenting Plan and Parallel Parenting Plan
  3. Will Debt Be A Factor In Your Divorce? – Although debt can be a significant issue for married couples, it becomes a much bigger problem to deal with in separation and divorce.
  4. Boot Camp for the Broken Hearted – Having trouble getting over your broken relationship? Here’s a look at the stages of a broken heart — and some tips on mending your heart and moving on.
  5. Life Quotes – Some quotes to help you through this stage of your life.

July 2011

  1. Divorce vs Unhappy Marriage – Signs to look out for if you are wondering if it’s time to go.
  2. Tips for fathers in custody dispute – Divorce changes the roles for everybody. Here are some steps that will help protect your parental rights.
  3. Can you recognize emotional abuse? – Learn to recognize the difference between having disagreements with your partner and emotional abuse.
  4. Financial Fairness in Divorce – Unfortunately, equal doesn’t always mean equitable. Avoid the pitfalls by doing your homework.
  5. Common Questions Children Ask (and some simple responses) – Suggestions for parents who are struggling with what to say to their kids about the divorce.

June 2011

  1. University Study on Divorce and Children – This study finds that conflict, not divorce, affects children of divorce.
  2. Court Programs that Treat and Prevent High-Conflict Divorce – 5 types of interventions for divorced families and high-conflict post divorce couples that have been most commonly used.
  3. The Cash Business in Divorce – You should be concerned about cash taken out of your spouse’s business that is not reported.
  4. Forgive your unfaithful Partner and let go of Anger – This is possible with time, effort and prayer.
  5. Divorce Letters – A bit of humor to help you through your day.

May 2011

  1. Navigating the Law: The Art of the Deal – How to negotiate with your spouse and reach agreements quickly without anyone ever setting foot in a courthouse.
  2. A Family-Friendly Approach to Resolving Child Access – Replacing unfriendly terms and setting an access schedule can help reduce conflicts between parents.
  3. How to Exercise Forgiveness – When you refuse to forgive someone, you have this invisible connection with them. It continues to give them power over you.
  4. Changing Beliefs – Transcend your divorce by choosing to change your beliefs.
  5. Inspirational Quotes – Some inspirations to help you through your difficult time.

April 2011

  1. Divorce Therapy for Parents – How divorce therapy for divorcing couples with children can help.
  2. Popular Myths about Shared Parenting – We will unravel some common myths about shared parenting
  3. How Can You Control Your Legal Costs? – Tips on how to make the most effective use of your time with your lawyer to control your legal costs.
  4. Moving Through Your Anger – As uncomfortable as it can be to feel heightened levels of anger for an extended period, it is crucial to allow yourself to go through this phase.
  5. Taking Control – Understanding your income and expenses will help you to gain control of your finances – and life – during divorce.

March 2011

  1. The Middle Ground – Solve problems effectively, and allow love and compassion to flourish by knowing about “The Middle Ground”.
  2. Experiment with Happiness – A twice divorced woman writes about how she decides to choose and experiment with happiness.
  3. Discovering Your Financial Reality – Understanding your financial situation will give you a sense of control over your life — before, during, and after divorce.
  4. Keep in Contact with Your Ex about the Children – Solid communication between parents is imperative to limit the confusion children are most likely feeling.
  5. Social Media is a Gold Mine for Damning Evidence – Beware of what you post on social media pages. A whopping 81% of lawyers have found court-worthy evidence from these sources.

February 2011

  1. Gray Divorce – Tips for older couples when their marriages end.
  2. To Reconcile, Negotiate, Mediate, or Litigate? – You have choices as to how to proceed once you decide to divorce.
  3. Get Your Head Right – Accept the end of the marriage in all its gory details and embrace the pain.
  4. Child Friendly Divorce – A checklist for parents to help foster your children’s long term adjustment to divorce.
  5. Your New Financial Identity – Learn the need to protect your credit score during divorce and how to establish yourself as a financial individual.

January 2011

  1. Are you Really Ready for Divorce – The eight questions you need to ask.
  2. Anger – Even though anger is a normal part of the healing process, anger can become a destructive force in your life. Here’s how to cope.
  3. An Extraordinary Life – An interview with Debbie Ford, the bestselling author of life-changing books such as Spiritual Divorce: Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life.
  4. Meditate Away your Stress – The practice of meditation offers peace, serenity, and calm — a welcome respite from the turbulent emotions of divorce.
  5. Humor – Perspective…It’s all in how you look at it….

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