Pregnancy Is Sometimes The Catalyst For Leaving

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The stereotypical view of pregnancy, especially for married couples is of a joyous, celebrated milestone but it isn’t always like that. Pregnancy is sometimes the catalyst for leaving a marriage. Today I’d like to introduce you to my next guest, Liv whose ten-year marriage ended about seven years ago. When Liv left, her son was […]

Is Getting Divorced Your New Year’s Resolution?

By Maria Schwartz, Esq for DivorcedMoms I know first hand what it’s like to go through the Holidays knowing your marriage is over but waiting until the New Year to get divorced. We’d told our children before Thanksgiving, had told close friends and family and had fortuitously spent Christmas apart as the kids and I were stranded […]

How Will Your Teenager Be Impacted By Your Divorce?

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Most parents considering divorce are concerned about the reactions of their children. And that’s a worry not just for parents with young children. It’s important to consider how will your teenager be impacted by your divorce. Gregory Smith was divorced at age 26 but that wasn’t his first experience of divorce. His parents’ had divorced […]

Men Can Be Victims Of Domestic Violence Too

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People who are struggling to decide if divorce is right for them often do so because they don’t feel they have a “legitimate reason.” That debate changes when there’s domestic abuse but it’s still not an easy decision since abuse victims also blame themselves for the abuse and feel it’s wrong to end the marriage […]

Are You Blaming Yourself For Your Spouse’s Infidelity?

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A very common reaction to the discovery of an affair is to start blaming yourself for your spouse’s infidelity and yet most experts will say it’s never the victim’s fault. Gregory Smith’s marriage ended after he discovered his wife was having an affair. While he no longer blames himself, he says there were things he […]

Were You Surprised By Your Spouse’s Infidelity?

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It’s a sad reality that infidelity is pretty commonplace – one of both spouses admit to either a physical or an emotional affair in some 41 percent of marriages.* Despite it’s high occurrence, when it happens you may still be surprised by your spouse’s infidelity. Gregory Smith’s marriage lasted just two years. His divorce was […]

Some Marriages Are Not Meant To Last

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Almost 73 percent of divorces are among men under the age of 30 and over 80 percent are among women under the age of 30 and while the average length of a first marriage is around seven years, that is an average. Among this age group, the upper limit is probably around 12 years and […]

Collaborative Divorce Ensures Your Privacy

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Many of the documents filed as part of the legal divorce process are available to the public and that can be a concern on many levels. One option then is to use the Collaborative Divorce process because a Collaborative Divorce ensures your privacy. Wendi and her husband were married for about 22 years. Wendi says […]

Starting Divorce With A Note

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Telling your spouse you want a divorce is a hard conversation but sometimes, having a conversation doesn’t happen. Sometimes, people choose to start divorce with a note. Wendi was married for about 22 years. She has two boys who were aged about 13 and 16 at the time of divorce. She husband left her a note […]

Could You Be At Risk Of Financial Abuse?

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Like domestic abuse, economic or financial abuse is not confined by socio-economic class or race or religion and that means you could be at risk of financial abuse. And like domestic abuse, victims aren’t always female. It happens to men too. My current guest, Wendi is smart, educated and played an integral role in her […]