Should I Get A Divorce?

If you are asking yourself this question, the first thing I want to tell you is to not rush into divorce. Divorce is a very serious step with serious consequences. Please take the time to really evaluate your feelings and the state of your marriage. Make sure you do everything possible to save your marriage […]


8 Signs You’re Headed For Divorce

Despite what some may think (or claim), no marriage is perfect. But many couples are able to tolerate the imperfections and deal with their differences with flexibility and compromise, because they have a solid positive connection with each other. If that connectedness starts to disintegrate, the marriage is in trouble and steps should be taken […]

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Why Do People Get Divorced?

When people get married, they’re usually thinking about love, harmony and joyful hope for the future. Certainly not divorce. So for those couples who have decided to divorce, what happened between the honeymoon and that decision? Why do people get divorced? Of course there are many different reasons that people decide to part ways. But […]


What To Do About Your Estate Plans After Divorce

There are a lot of financial decisions to be made in a divorce, and one very important one is what to do about your estate plans. We asked Jennifer Cowan, an estate planning attorney in San Rafael, CA, to share information with us about this topic. Jennifer holds an LL.M in Taxation (graduating with Honors) […]


What Will Retirement Look Like Now That I’m Divorced?

Retirement. You may have been planning it for years, working out how you and your spouse will manage it financially and how you’ll be spending your more abundant free time together. You’re nearing retirement age when all of a sudden you find yourself going through divorce, and all your plans and dreams are shattered. What […]

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Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Divorce: Putting The Children First

Another celebrity couple calls it quits and opts for divorce; this time it’s singer Mariah Carey and America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon. The couple were married on April 30, 2008, and exactly three years later they welcomed twins Monroe and Moroccan into their family. But in August of this year, they confirmed that they […]


Amicable Divorce: Liberty Ross and Rupert Sanders

Another celebrity couple have parted ways, choosing to divorce amicably and peacefully. British model Liberty Ross married movie director Rupert Sanders (also British) in 2002. At the time, her modeling career was soaring, as she starred in ads for Dior, Chanel, and Burberry. When she was pregnant with their first child, they moved to Los […]

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Dealing With Child Custody Issues In Divorce

This article is contributed by Christine Marinkovich, our Divorce With Dignity owner affiliate in Broward County, Florida. As a divorce facilitator with the Divorce With Dignity Network, my role is to be a “library of resources” to those who are seeking an amicable divorce. I coach my clients through the process, assist them with all […]

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How To Make The Most Out Of Mediation In Divorce

In a recent conversation with Joann Babiak, a San Francisco Bay Area attorney who handles many family law matters including divorce and mediation of family-related conflicts, we discussed the topic of mediation. With a background in psychology and extensive training in mediation and dispute resolution, Joann is well-qualified to answer the following questions about divorce […]

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What Divorce Options Do I Have Other Than Going To Court?

I often hear from clients that until a friend referred them to Divorce With Dignity, they were not even aware that there are divorce options other than going through litigation. I was talking about this recently with Joann Babiak, a San Francisco Bay Area attorney who handles many family law matters, including divorce and mediation […]

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Kris And Bruce Jenner Opt For Peaceful Divorce

There may be a lot of drama on the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality show, but the family matriarch, Kris Jenner, and her Olympic gold medalist husband Bruce Jenner, have opted to keep the drama out of their divorce. Instead, they have chosen to work out a peaceful, cooperative divorce without adversarial litigation. After […]

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Can Both Parties Use The Same Lawyer In A Divorce?

Not all divorcing couples are “at each other’s throats”. In fact, many are able to work peaceably together to work out an agreement without litigating in court. They want to save money by using just one attorney to answer their legal questions, draw up the legal documents, and file them with the courts. So the […]