An argument is not emotional abuse so where do you draw the line? The following article, “When Is It Emotional Abuse?,” outlines what emotional abuse is: a painful and serious behavioral pattern in which the primary effort is for the abuser to control their partner by manipulating their emotions.
Getting divorced is a big step. I consider divorce a life transition which is one reason that the divorce mediation process is helpful–so that you don’t stagnate in the long drawn out process of litigating your divorce. The following article, “Should You Divorce? 12 Questions to Consider,” includes some insightful questions to ask yourself before… [Read More]
Make sure that when you are deciding whether you or your children’s needs are best served by retaining your martial residence or agreeing to offset a liquid asset against an illiquid retirement asset, that you consider your need for access to cash and the tax ramifications of your decisions. You should address these concerns with… [Read More]
It is a fact that it costs more to financially support two households than it costs to support one. It is usually financially tight when divorced spouses first strike out on their own. Things usually get better once you settle in, balance your budget and operate within your means. The good news is that you… [Read More]
Make sure you choose the divorce process that best suits your approach. For instance, make sure that your attorney or mediator explains the answers to your questions clearly and has the patience to explain until you understand clearly. It is also important to have the support of friends and family. Be careful and mindful though… [Read More]