For those who are recently divorced, recovering financially starts with acceptance of the situation. While it can be tough, the starting point is to accept the situation and commit to moving on to create a solid financial future for yourself. Especially if you have children that rely on your financial well-being, it is imperative to get back on your feet and do what it takes to be financially stable for your family, with or without your spouse’s help. Check these dos and don’ts to get off on the right foot.
Kevin has worked with Freedom Financial Network since 2005. Before that time, he held the position of enrollment sales supervisor for Nationwide Financial Solutions in Tempe, Ariz. Kevin also has worked as a business analyst and customer service...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
All of us experience disappointment in life. Sometimes it is profound disappointment and sorrow about issues or people that are dear to our hearts. Yet, encoded into each life experience is a choice. We can choose how we respond, how much meaning to assign to the experience, and we can choose from multiple interpretations of how this relates to us on a personal level.
Healing comes from looking in the mirror and facing the truth. Twenty-five years ago, when Ester Nicholson looked in the mirror, she saw a broken young woman—a teenaged mom hopelessly addicted to crack, food, abusive relationships, anything ...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
A divorce is many things emotional, familial, and financial. Likely, issues from those topic areas were going on during marriage too. To get through the process of the actual dissolution of the marriage agreement, try to keep in mind that at this stage, divorce is really just breaking the contract. At this point, all debts and all assets are to be equally divided, and if there are children, custody arrangements are key.
Kelly Walsh, M.Ed, ACC is the president of 1 Smart Life. Over the past 18 years, Kelly has successfully coached business leaders and people from all walks of life to reach their highest potential. With a Master’s in counseling, professional coac...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
The divorce process comes with many moving parts, all of which can be overwhelming, particularly if you have substantial assets that need to be divided. In order to gain some control over the process, spend the time needed to really understand your financial situation and make sure you know your rights before you enter into the settlement process. You are your own best advocate.
The focus of my practice is on women in transition; women who are changing employment, entering into motherhood, going through a divorce, widowhood or preparing for or starting retirement. I use tools from my social work background, such as a...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
With divorce often comes a feeling of shame, low confidence and low self worth - as if people who get divorced have done something wrong, or failed somehow. It’s only natural to perhaps feel scared at finding yourself single again. You may feel alone, isolated, and surprised by who has turned their back on you. This is normal. However, it needn’t be this way. Self confidence and self worth have everything to do with having a strong inner core. Often times, outer success can hide a weak core, but without a strong core true happiness is not sustainable long term.
Nicky Rolland is a spiritual teacher and author. At Mid life, she completed her medicine wheel training with the Four Winds Society, and studied directly with international Shaman Alberto Villoldo. She gave various workshops to adults and ch...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
She says: I keep telling my spouse what the best solution is for me and the kids and he refuses to even look at or discuss what I think is a perfectly logical solution. He just keeps saying no without any explanation, and then he folds his arms and goes silent.
He says: She accuses me of digging in my heels and being obstinate – refusing to meet to discuss any further perspectives on this subject. And when I say no, let’s talk about another solution, she doesn’t show up at meetings; and fails to deliver the information that my attorney has asked for.
Pegotty Cooper, CDC®, MBA, is the co-founder of the CDC Certified Divorce Coach Program®. A Coach Training Alliance graduate, Pegotty and her husband Randy Cooper, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Certified Financial Coach™, CF...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Cheating partners are not partners. This is the most important thing to remember. Once that trust has been broken, and abused, one of you is no longer committed to the relationship. It is also important to remember that the implications of cheating are not limited to just mothers. Regardless of whether there are children to be considered or not, there is no difference between a woman who is suffering a cheating husband and a mother who is suffering a cheating father. Cheating affects all women, regardless of marital status, age, race, or sexual orientation.
Brenda B. Shapiro is a Family Law attorney and litigator. She provides legal counsel to clients on family law matters, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, access and time sharing, post-dissolution, domestic v...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Divorce is emotional and stressful. It is easy to become overwhelmed by emotion and wind up threatening your soon to be ex with going to court. While some things may need to be resolved by a judge, arguments and threats rarely help the process, and many things can be worked out if cooler heads prevail. Here is some advice for keeping the process civil.
South Florida Family Law Attorney Lori Barkus has 15 years of legal experience. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Law mediator, guardian ad litem and is trained in Collaborative Family Law. She handles matters ...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
After you get a divorce, you can feel like you have lost your self-esteem and self-worth. These types of feelings will pass, but you have to ensure that you take the right steps to understand what it is to be a single, independent, sensually and sexually fabulous woman. To help you along the way, be sure to surround yourself with people who will support and love you in your new journey. The value you put on yourself is up to you. Here is some expert advice to help.
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Divorce is known to be one of the top five stressors that a person can experience during life. Not only can it affect many areas of your life--such as money, living circumstances and children--but it also can bring about very difficult emotions. Coping with divorce involves an emotional process similar to experiencing the death of a loved one. Feelings such as shock, denial, anger, guilt and depression are common. Taking steps to help yourself and utilizing effective coping skills can bring you to a level of acceptance and peace.
Cox received her master’s degree in social work from Fordham University in 2001. She has been practicing as a psychotherapist for the past 12 years. When she began her private practice 10 years ago, her goal is the same as it is today: To provi...View Full Profile
When you envisioned adding to your family, you most likely did not envision doing it on your own. Read on to find out what you need to know if you are pregnant and facing a divorce.
Crystal Clancy is a married mother of two. She experienced postpartum depression following the birth of her second child. She helped found Pregnancy and Postpartum Support MN, a non-profit organization that connects new and expectant parents wit...View Full ProfileRecent Articles