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8 Smart Family Lawyer Tips to Make Your Divorce Easier · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  When I started as a family lawyer over 13 years ago, I was as new to the divorce process as anyone else. Having now been involved with hundreds of cases, some more difficult than others, I’ve learned some sage advice to give my clients. Divorce is by no means an easy thing to go through, but there are some things that you can do to make the process a little bit simpler and easier for you.Here Are 8 Smart Lawyer Tips to Make Your Divorce Easier:Observe Proper TimingDivorce is as important as a couple’s decision as getting married is....

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7 Things You Should NEVER Do After An Unwanted Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Divorce, at its best, brings out the crazy in all of us.  An unwanted divorce will drive some people to the brink of insanity. If you’ve invested decades of your life, raised children with and loved, unconditionally someone who walks away from the marriage, the pain is indescribable. And, pain causes people to behave in ways that aren’t productive for them and anyone involved with them. Below are suggestions for what not to do if you’ve been on the receiving end of an unwanted divorce. My fervent desire is that anyone who needs this advice is able to move forward...

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5 Tips For Coping When Your Ex Lashes Out · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  You’re not a good role model. Stop putting yourself out there, no one cares about how great you are. Don’t ever pretend you try and put the girls first. That is never the case. Ever been on the receiving end of negativity by an ex-spouse? Charly received these texts last week. Yet, how he chose to respond is what makes him an incredible human being, father, husband, and role model. This response is what I will share today. Charly wasn’t always this way. These messages ten years ago took a heavy toll on his own emotional and physical well-being. While he ran a profitable...

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How I Survived Without Child Support · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  I am a single mom raising two boys on one income. I don’t receive child support or government assistance. I’m not asking for sympathy or tooting my own horn. These are just facts. We live a pretty good life, and I’m proud of my little family. We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, through struggles and celebrations. Single parent life is tough, but you are tougher. Let me explain how I survived without child support. At the time of my divorce, we lived over an hour away from any family, friends and my job. I had no support...

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Why Do I Feel So Guilty? · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]He abandoned our daughters but I’m the one feeling guilt and shame.   We were married for 20 years. I thought we had a fantastic marriage. That is until he expressed his unhappiness and desire for a divorce. Him wanting to leave the marriage took a toll on myself and our two daughters. He was a kind and carrying husband and father. I had NO complaints about the marriage and, I definitely had no complaints about his relationship with our daughters. He adored them. Treated them with such gentleness and love. And, they both thought he hung the moon. My ex never missed...

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He Uses Divorce Mediation To Punish Me · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  My husband wanted to divorce but he had no desire to do any of the legwork to get it done. I was the personal assistant, per se. So, I took it upon myself to find a lawyer, and we drew up paperwork after some major research and I took the paperwork to my husband who read the pages for 5 days. He went to a notary and signed the papers and gave them back. I gave the paperwork to m lawyer, he filed it and we were divorced after 90 days. In the paperwork with the divorce, it stated if anything...

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How a Panic Attack Taught Me I Was Right Where I Needed to Be · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  My rabbit heart pitter-pattered as the thunder complained above our heads, right on the tail of a lightning bolt that had lit up the weirdly gray sky. “We’d better cover our packs,” Debbie said. I nodded and scrambled to drape my backpack with its, up-until-now, unused rain cover. I fumbled with my rolled up raincoat, sliding my shaking arms in. I was frazzled from an already-arduous half-day hike and pissed off that we hadn’t made reservations at the popular Rifugio Lagazuoi. We’d been fortunate to find out that the next mountain hut, Nuvolau, had exactly two beds left for the...

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5 Tips to Help Deal With Post-Divorce Conflict With Your Ex · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  If you are leaving a marriage that is full of conflict, that conflict will follow you into your post-divorce life. Divorce does not put an end to the crazy that went on during the marriage. You may no longer live in the same home but you can bet, if you were married to someone with anger management issues, you will continue to be the recipient of their anger after the divorce is final. In some cases divorce can exacerbate the anger so for your sake it pays to have a plan for dealing with the conflict to come. Even if you are...

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“Your Life Is Calling You” · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  If you’ve found your way to this article, chances are you’re contemplating divorce or presently going through one. Either way, it’s likely you’re a bit overwhelmed. That’s understandable. Like any tough life transition, going through a divorce is unchartered territory for most, and typically laden with emotions. Here are few tips for making divorce easier and more manageable: Dare to Dream There are times while going through a divorce when the emotional pain of the process can be paralyzing. You can begin to doubt yourself or fall prey to emotional blackmail. The fear of economic insecurity or being alone can affect your...

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Want to Survive Your Divorce? Try These 5 Things · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]The truth is things will probably get worse before they get better. That’s how divorce goes.   Each week, I get emails from readers going through a divorce. As I read their words, I can feel their pain. Regardless of who initiates it, divorce is painful. If children are involved, it can be exponentially more painful. Your mind and body are going through the withdrawal of the happy chemicals produced when you’re in love. While you’re fighting the urge to punch the wall, your mind is playing tricks on you, wanting those happy hormones to start production again! You may feel like engaging...

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