Trial Separation: The First Step To Divorce?

Trial separation is a common step that many couples take when they begin to encounter problems in their relationship and start to consider the idea of divorce. Rather than rushing directly into a divorce, sometimes a legal separation or a trial separation may be suggested in order to give the couple some time apart to […]


Amicable Divorce: What Is It? Is It Even Possible?

Over the last several years, I’ve posted various articles about what it means to have an amicable divorce, and whether achieving this is even possible. The word “amicable” means to be “characterized by friendly goodwill” or “peaceable”. When couples decide that it’s time for a divorce, they might not be feeling a lot of friendly […]


How To Survive The Holidays While Going Through a Divorce

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but when the holidays roll around the stress can be greatly intensified. Who will the children spend the holidays with? How will you cope with the emphasis on family during this time of year, when yours is broken up? If you are newly divorced or going through the […]


California Courts: Self-Help Resources For Divorce

Getting a divorce is an intimidating prospect. It can be an expensive one as well. For those who cannot afford attorney fees, there are ways to get the divorce without hiring lawyers to litigate in court. One of those ways is do-it-yourself divorce. But how do you know what to do? For those who want […]


Divorce Without Court: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

After 10 years of marriage, Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they will be divorcing. The following joint statement was released on June 30, 2015, one day after they celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love […]


Dealing With Divorce: Some Helpful Hints

What is divorce? That’s a good question and one that many couples don’t stop to consider closely enough before jumping into the process. In legal terms, divorce is the legal action taken to bring about the dissolution of a marriage. In other words, it is the formal end of a marriage. Emotionally, it is very […]


Find A Lawyer: The First Step To Divorce

Once you know the different types of lawyers available, you will be better prepared should you find yourself considering the option of divorce. But knowing which type of lawyer you need and finding the right lawyer for you are two different things. Choosing your divorce lawyer is the first step toward successfully navigating what can […]


Is No Fault Divorce The Right Type For You?

No fault divorce is the quickest, easiest and least complicated way to dissolve a marriage, but that doesn’t mean it is always right for every couple. Before you decide to file this way, it is important to at least consider all the options, discuss them with your attorney, and make sure that is really the […]


Change And Transition In Divorce: Making It Work For You

Part of the Divorce With Dignity service is to offer our clients referrals to other professionals who can help them get through the difficulties of divorce and rebuild their lives. Today we are pleased to present a guest blog from Sue Kessner, MS, LPCC and Herb Kessner, PhD, who offer counseling, coaching, and workshops designed […]


Types of Lawyers: Not All Attorneys Are Created Equal

Types of lawyers may not be something that most people consider, but if you are facing a legal action like divorce, it is imperative that you choose the right attorney, rather than just any attorney. Much like going to a specialist for a medical problem, you’ll want to seek the attorney best suited to handle […]


Divorce Forgiveness Rituals

As our name implies, the mission of Divorce With Dignity is to provide divorce assistance, support and facilitation for those who would like to have an amicable divorce with dignity and civility. An amicable divorce starts with the willingness of the couple to forgo bitter, argumentative court proceedings in favor of peaceful negotiations, and then […]

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Dating after divorce

For someone who has recently gone through a divorce, the thought of dating after divorce can feel quite daunting and can bring up a whole slew of different emotions – fear, apprehension, low self-esteem, feeling “broken”, reluctance to trust someone again, etc. Can these negative feelings be overcome? How does one jump back into the […]