Category Archives: Divorce

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

Divorcing in the Month of Love

February is the month of love. Do you have concern about divorce process? Collaborative San Diego can help you, contact us today at (858) 472-4022 to schedule a consultation! But what if love is lost? What if instead of falling in love, or being in love, you are facing the end of love or the transition from marriage to divorce?… Read More

How to Manage the Stress and Anxiety of Divorce

By Shawn Skillin, Esquire ShawnSkillinLaw.com Divorce is a big, huge, significant, and stressful life transition. It’s not a transition that most people plan for. Whether you asked for the divorce yourself or were surprised by a request for a divorce from your spouse there is change ahead and change produces stress and anxiety.  You may not be sleeping well, eating… Read More

What You Should Know About Your Mortgage When You Divorce

The divorce process has so many moving and evolving parts. Our clients are often not only concerned with how their family will be emotionally impacted, but they are also interested in learning how their financial landscape will change, especially their home mortgage. One of the first financial questions we get asked is how their mortgage will be impacted. For many… Read More

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