Making The Divorce Decision

Making The Divorce Decision

Divorce is a scary and overwhelming thing. Sometimes people know they are unhappy in their marriage, but have trouble deciding what to do about it. Should they stick with the “known”, or jump into the unknown territory of divorce? How does one go about making the divorce decision? One of our Divorce With Dignity referral associates is Marriage & Family Therapist Susan Regan, MFT. We asked...

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Courteney Cox & David Arquette: Modeling Amiable Divorce

Courteney Cox & David Arquette: Modeling Amiable Divorce

Courteney Cox and David Arquette are showing Hollywood (and the rest of us) how it’s done. In a society where divorce is often bitter and antagonistic, they are modeling how to achieve an amiable divorce that is so much better for the entire family. They met on the set of the 1996 movie Scream, and married on June 12, 1999.  Five years and one day later, Courteney gave birth to their...

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Divorce Through The Eyes Of Children

Divorce Through The Eyes Of Children

When children are involved, a divorce is not just between the two spouses; it becomes a “family divorce”. They have to cope with a lot of new feelings and concerns, and with big changes in their day-to-day lives. Seeing divorce through the eyes of children is a real necessity for divorcing parents to know how to best support their children during this difficult transition. Most of the time,...

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Murdoch Divorce – Amicable Divorce With Dignity

Murdoch Divorce  – Amicable Divorce With Dignity

Last month one of the big news items about the rich and famous was the divorce of business magnate Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch. After 14 years of marriage, they decided to call it quits, stating that their relationship had “broken down irretrievably” (NYDailyNews.com, November 19, 2013). When a divorcing couple has billions in assets to divide up, it often...

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Reducing The Stress And Anxiety Of Divorce

Reducing The Stress And Anxiety Of Divorce

If you ask Mark Askey, attorney and owner of a Divorce With Dignity business serving the Los Angeles area, what his work is all about, he’ll tell you that his job is to take some of the stress and anxiety about the divorce process off the shoulders of his clients so they can focus on moving forward with their lives.  We asked if he would share with our readers a little about what led him...

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Getting Through The Difficulties Of Divorce

Getting Through The Difficulties Of Divorce

Our Divorce With Dignity specialist in the San Francisco/Peninsula area, Cynthia Hall, is a California registered and bonded Legal Document Assistant with a Paralegal Certificate and a B.A. in Sociology. As someone who has worked with divorcing couples for many years, we asked her to share some thoughts with us on how she helps her clients get through the difficulties of divorce. How do you help...

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Divorce After 50

Divorce After 50

I recently ran across some surprising news – while divorce is declining in general (from a spike in the 1980s), the divorce rate for people over the age of 50 has more than doubled in the past two decades. In 1990, about 10% of all divorces were by people over 50. In 2009, divorce statistics show that number had risen to about 25% of all divorces. So what’s going on with the 50+...

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How to Survive the Holidays Knowing We’re Getting a Divorce?

How to Survive the Holidays Knowing We’re Getting a Divorce?

 I know you’re feeling just terrible heading into the holidays knowing that you’re going to be getting a divorce sooner or later.  What do you do knowing this?  Is it better to just start the process now, or wait until after the holidays?  These are tough questions that require some soul searching on your part, as only you can answer based on your own situation. Of course if you have...

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Is Putting A Child’s Name On A Deed To Avoid Probate A Good Idea?

Is Putting A Child’s Name On A Deed To Avoid Probate A Good Idea?

Part of going through a divorce is trying to figure out how to separate assets and property.  When it comes to the family home, if the divorce agreement involves one of the parties taking ownership of the house, the deed must be changed. Some divorcing parents and estate planning do-it-yourselfers view this as an opportunity to take shortcuts and put their child’s name on the deed, i.e.,...

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What’s A Divorce Support Group?

What’s A Divorce Support Group?

When going through a divorce, it’s natural to feel alone and emotionally overwhelmed. You might feel the need to talk about what you are experiencing, but find that your friends and family   members who have not gone through divorce just don’t understand your feelings. They may want to help you through it, but just don’t know how. As someone who has been through a divorce, and...

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