Category Archives: Divorce

Can I Collect Social Security From My Ex?

Social Security Cards
Dividing a couple’s financial assets during a divorce can be tricky if you are not versed in how all the components work and function. During this process, many questions come up, and how social security is handled is a common area of concern. When you choose the collaborative divorce process, there will be a team of experts that you can… Read More

Why Is Collaborative Divorce Important To Keep Families Together

Collaborative Law written on law book with gavel laying next to it.
By Rebecca Medina When couples enter into the collaborative process, both spouses and their respective attorneys, financial neutrals, divorce coaches, and mental health experts agree to resolve their marital issues respectfully, encouraging the family unit to be separate and intact once the divorce is finalized. Often highly emotionally charged conversations occur during a divorce, and this type of rhetoric can… Read More

Tips On How To Effectively Co-Parent

Father and Mother each holding one child in their arms.
During a divorce, there is so much more to think about when you have children. One of the most important things to discuss is how you and your co-parent will raise your children. What you think is the right path forward may differ significantly from what your soon to be former spouse believes. But, when you use the collaborative divorce… Read More

Adult Children and Divorce

Mother consoling daughter.
Gray Divorce, divorce over the age of fifty, doubled between 1990 and 2010 and is expected to triple by 2030.  This means there are a lot of adult children who are experiencing divorce as their parents move on from each other. Adult children experience a wide range of emotions as their parents separate, sell the family home, start dating new… Read More

How Do Job Losses Impact Spousal and Child Support?

Parents and child sitting on bed and parents are arguing.
Lost your primary income source or job because of the pandemic? You aren’t alone. Over 20M jobs were lost and some businesses have shut down leaving household finances reeling. Many folks are worried about keeping up with their spousal support and child support obligations.   Here are a few things to remember if you experience problems keeping up:   Support obligations are… Read More

Why You Should Go to Therapy When Going Through a Divorce?

Family in therapist office.
Divorcing brings up so many emotions, from excitement to fear, from confidence to feeling lost, and so many other feelings in between. It’s hard to sort them out on your own. When we first meet with our potential clients, we share that each person, including the children, has access to a mental health professional when they use the collaborative divorce… Read More

The Importance of a Mental Health Professional in a Divorce

Woman talking with mental health professional.
When you finally make the difficult decision to dissolve your marriage, your mind is likely going a mile a minute, and your emotional wellbeing is extremely compromised. This unhealthy combination can increase the chance of you experiencing depression and anxiety. When you utilize the collaborative divorce process, you are supported by a team of professionals one of whom is a… Read More

How Does a Financial Neutral Help in Your Divorce?

Couple meeting with a financial neutral.
We all agree that divorce can be a crushing process. There are many To-Do items, emotional triggers, and financial decisions to consider. It can be overwhelming at times. But did you know that when you use the collaborative divorce process, you will have a team of experts at your disposal who can help you navigate through the proceedings and come… Read More