Category Archives: Divorce

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

Tips on How to Deal with the Stress of Divorce

Couple upset with each other - sitting on couch.
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

Credit Cards and Divorce: Who’s Responsible

Stack of credit cards on table.
Divorce brings many daunting and exhausting questions to try to answer, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let me tell you why. When you choose the collaborative divorce process over a court litigated divorce, you and your spouse will have access to a team of experts, such as a neutral financial advisor, mental health professionals, child specialist, divorce… Read More

Spring Cleaning – Does That Include Your Marriage?

By: Shawn D. Skillin, Collaborative Family Law Attorney and Mediator After 24 years as a Divorce Attorney, I have noticed some patterns emerge in my practice. They have evolved a little over the years as we’ve trudged through recessions and a pandemic. But the current trend seems to hold.  Spring and Divorce go hand in hand.  This pattern was found… Read More

Don’t Let Divorce Ruin Your Life!

By Shawn D. Skillin, Esq. Lynn Waldman, LCSW, Counselor and Divorce Coach recently published a Blog entitled “Is Divorce Ruining Your Life.”  In my experience as a Divorce Attorney, this is a sentiment frequently expressed by clients, even the ones that want the divorce to begin with. In her blog, Lynn reminds us that divorcing spouses are not really “starting… Read More

Child Custody in a Collaborative Divorce

2020 was a trying year. One thing that may stood out to you the most is the need to begin the divorce process. And with that decision, your children are part of your decision to seek a marital dissolution. Your children are the best part of your marital journey, and you want to preserve and keep intact what you can,… Read More