The Greying of Divorce

Since 1990, the divorce rate for Americans over the age of 50 has doubled, and the rate for Americans over age 65 is even a higher, according to the study by the National Center for Family & Marriage at Bowling Green State University. The marital status for...

Are you ready to use the “D” word?

The D word is not one you want to use in a marriage until and when you really mean it. Saying you want a “Divorce” is not something you say until you are ready. To end a marriage is a big decision, worsened by that heart-sinking feeling of knowing you have to tell...

Cooperating with your Ex to Dissolve the Marriage

“What?!? You’re saying I am supposed to cooperate with my ex now?!?” Yes.  If you want a divorce that is easier, less painful and more likely to set you and your family up positively for the future, you must understand that your marriage was a partnership. If you...

Irreconcilable Differences

“Irreconcilable differences” is a legal term and the most common reason for granting a no-fault divorce.  Some states use the terms irremediable breakdown, irretrievable breakdown, or incompatibility, but basically they all mean the same thing: The existence...

The Downside of a No-Fault Divorce

Though no-fault divorce has definitely helped many couples avoid the nastiness of proving that one party has breached the marital contract, many of my clients have a difficult time coming to terms with the concept of “no-fault” in the breakdown of the marriage. “Of...

The power of choice during divorce?

You Have a Choice.  Despite the fact that you have come to the point where your differences, whatever they are, are irreconcilable, you still have a lot of choice in what happens next. The choice to “live happily ever after” with your current spouse may not still...