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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 […]

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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 […]

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How To Tell If Your Kids Are Handling Divorce In A Healthy Way

I recently came across an article on the Huffington Post entitled “10 Signs Your Kid Is Handling Divorce in a Positive Way”, written by Rosalind Sedacca. I thought she made some great points on this important and helpful topic. I’ve summarized a few of these below, but I encourage you to read the orignal post […]

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When To Seek Therapy For A Divorce Process

Divorce With Dignity is a divorce facilitation service with the goal of getting people through their divorce in a holistic, cooperative, peaceful, and cost-effective way. One of the benefits we offer our clients is referrals for additional services they may need to make the divorce a smoother transition. For example, some clients may be in […]

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Sometimes love isn’t all you need

This article is reprinted with permission of Joann Babiak, Attorney and Mediator, helps people in the greater SF Bay Area to address family law and small business needs.  Email her at jubabiak@aol.com It’s becoming common for older people in romantic relationships simply to live together. Marriage may seem unnecessary. However, couples that live together do not have […]

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Is Peaceful Divorce Possible?

In “traditional” divorce proceedings, the divorce lawyers for each side are trying to get the best possible deal for their client, setting up by default an adversarial situation.  Contentions over custody, child support, finances, and property are usually aggravated by court proceedings and mean-spirited cross-examinations, setting up hostile conditions for years to come. I would […]