The one constant in life is change. A change may be sudden or it may be something that you have been expecting. It can be a happy, exciting event or it can be a scary family or health emergency. Either way, it’s stressful. Your body will react to all stress in the same way.
There are some important self-care basics that you need to keep in mind to help reduce your stress and handle whatever changes life throws at you.
Divorce is never easy for any family, especially if you have adult children. When children are older, they have already had longer-established family rituals and memories. Divorce can cause much more of an impact on adult children than on younger children.
Divorce can be traumatic to the strongest of people, and in many cases it doesn’t matter whether we’re the one leaving the marriage or the one being left; for many the end of a marriage is similar to the death of a loved one. And in a way it is – it’s the death of a relationship in which we placed hopes and dreams and to which we looked to fulfill wants and needs.
Divorce is almost never an easy thing, regardless of who initiated it. Even in a “friendly” divorce there are still a lot of things to hash out, and one of the things that is easy to overlook is how a divorce will effect a women’s financial situation after retirement.
Parents who are divorced or separated can have quite a challenge when planning out their child’s summer vacation schedule. Especially between two different sets of households and schedules, it’s important to keep in mind that this does not have to be stressful! Here are four summer vacation survival tips for divorced or separated parents.
If you are contemplating or currently going through a separation or divorce, money is probably one of your greatest concerns. Even if you were not the spouse responsible for the finances in your marriage – money, assets, debts and liabilities are probably now at the top of your mind.
Marriage is an investment. You need to choose your product wisely. You have to invest regularly. Maintaining good credit is imperative. And, you need to reinvest your profits to make your portfolio grow.
Very few divorce cases actually go to trial. Trial imposes great emotional cost (airing dirty laundry in public; giving your life decisions to someone else) as well as financial cost (attorney preparation and trial presentation, subpoena costs, expert witness fees, etc.). Most cases are settled and of those, most settlements occur as a result of mediation, a method of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation in divorce cases is provided for under the court rules and is a cost-effective way to resolve a case. However, each side must be prepared to compromise.
In a manner of speaking, yes, but it is rare to find an attorney who will accept the responsibility of a case without any retainer unless there is a large marital estate and/or substantial income earned by the other spouse. Whether or not ones entire fee will be paid is unknown until the end of the case.