Category Archives: Divorce

Who Gets the Kids for Holiday Vacation?

Mother with son and daughter (wearing Santa hats) on lap reading a Christmas story.
When you are in the middle of getting divorced and have kids, if you are not careful, they can have a stressful holiday vacation. It is not healthy for a child to be thrust into the middle of a divorce and forced to pick sides or choose who they stay with during the Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations. But, when you… Read More

How to Cope with Emotional Triggers After Remarriage

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There is no doubt that divorce can be a hurricane of emotions – even after your divorce has been finalized and you are remarried – but recognizing your emotional triggers and working through them can help your current marriage. Dealing with your emotional triggers is not an easy path to go down. But if you do not process your emotions… Read More

Child Custody and Moving During a Collaborative Divorce

Divorce court proceedings have been put in a queue in many counties in California with no clear definition of when in-person courtroom appearances will happen again. Many court proceedings are being conducted on video platforms. With hearings not being scheduled for months. But, if you utilize the collaborative divorce process, you do not have to wait for the courts to… Read More

Should You Use Social Media During a Divorce

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Today, with the extensive use of smartphones and social media, we want to “share” with our virtual friends and family how we live out our lives – the “good” and the “bad” through our social media status updates, tweets and pics. The goal of the collaborative divorce process is to find a way to work with your spouse in a… Read More

Tips on How to Deal with the Stress of Divorce

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A divorce is often a life-altering experience for all involved. The scars that come from a separation can last a lifetime and even flow into the next generation.  Add in COVID-19, the protests, and the stress can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, the court system tends to exacerbate the animosity between the parties involved. It fosters a you against me mentality. If… Read More

What Are the benefits of a Financial Neutral in a Collaborative Divorce? – Join Us for Divorce Options San Diego Workshop, June 6

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Splitting up your assets in a divorce can be challenging.  However, a financial neutral can make the process easier. Join us on June 6 to learn more about the benefits of a financial neutral in a collaborative divorce. Learn more about our workshops and RSVP here.… Read More

Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic with Your Soon-To-Be Ex-Spouse – How?

In this blog article recently posted to my website, I make suggestions for making the most of a difficult situation; living with your soon to be ex-spouse. Difficult situations are often made better by knowing you can take steps to move forward and seek a resolution.  With the COVID-19 Pandemic, stay-at-home orders in effect and recent court closures, we are… Read More

How Does Divorce Affect Your 2020 Tax Filing

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Not only does a divorce bring emotional turmoil, but it also brings financial fallout, especially during tax time. When you agree to use collaborative divorce process, you have access to neutral financial professionals who can help with you plan for taxes going forward and help both of you develop an agreement that each person can sign off on. Here are… Read More

Divorce and Self-Care

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Divorce is an emotional roller coaster, wouldn’t you agree? Every emotion is raw, unrehearsed, and unrelenting during a divorce. But what if I could share with you another way? A way in which your emotional well being and healing would be a valid concern with someone during the process. During the collaborative divorce process, you, your spouse and children’s emotional… Read More

Don’t Let the Holidays Wreck Your Finances

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We tend to put financial pressure on ourselves to make up for our divorce or separation by overindulging in purchasing Christmas gifts for our loved ones that are way beyond our budget. Here are some secrets we can share with you to help curb your overspending this holiday season: Create a holiday budget to include: Travel expenses, including gas, hotel… Read More