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Do You Believe In Amicable Divorce?

People don’t often associate the word “amicable” with divorce, but we are hearing about amicable divorces in the news quite a lot these days. Some examples of celebrities who have managed to divorce without rancor and drama are Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz, Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe, and Courteney Cox & David Arquette. Fran […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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” (, November 19, 2013). When a divorcing couple […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Thank Goodness For Divorce With Dignity!

It used to be that whenever we heard about people getting a divorce, whether they were celebrities or  people we knew, we almost always heard about the bitter struggles, the antagonistic court battles, and the vitriolic comments they made about each other. Thank goodness times have changed! While we still do hear about negative and […]

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Releasing Negative Emotions Of Divorce

In our previous blog post, we shared some insights from one of our referral associates, Keiko Hsu, on finding emotional support during divorce. Keiko is the founder of Wings for Women (, an organization that focuses on coaching, mentoring, and inspiring women after a “life-shaking transition such as divorce”. As part of our divorce planning […]