If you’re getting separated or divorced, where you’ll each live is one of your biggest concerns. You have questions, like: “Can one of us keep the house?”; “Should one of us buy the other out?”; “How do we figure out what our house is worth?”; “Can I qualify for a mortgage, and what can I do to increase my chances?”; “What if I have been out of the job market for years?”, and “If I don’t keep the house, should I rent or buy?” Mortgage professional Margie Hofberg has decades of experience helping separating and divorcing people to navigate this often anxiety-producing process. In this episode of our podcast she shares helpful, reassuring, important and often surprising tips you need to know right now (before you sign your Separation or Divorce Agreement!) –to ensure that your transition from one household to two goes as smoothly as possible.
What steps can you take to make sure your divorce doesn’t cause permanent damage to your child’s development? Psychologist and divorce expert Dr. Lisa Herrick joins us to discuss what we can learn from the latest research on the impact of divorce on children of all ages, including how to identify “risk factors” and implement “protective strategies” — so that your divorce can remain a sad memory rather than a bad developmental turning point.
Here’s the link: How to Protect Children in Divorce: Lessons from the Latest Research
Collabortive Divorce is an an out-of-court way to resolve your divorce disputes in a respectful, non-adversarial manner. Never heard of Collaborative Divorce? Heard of it, but want to know more? In this episode of my divorce advice podcast, we are again joined by family law attorney Suzy Eckstein. Together we explain and demystify the important aspects of Collabortive Divorce– what it is, how it works, and what makes it different from all other divorce process options. We address common questions and concerns, such as “What is the difference between Collaborative Divorce and mediation?”, “How much does Collaborative Divorce cost?”, “My spouse and I communicate pretty well, do we really need Collaborative Divorce?”, “Is it true that if I end up having to go to court I’ll lose my lawyer?”, “What if my ex isn’t the collaborative sort?”, “What if I have a secret I don’t want to disclose?”, “What if I’m worried my spouse is hiding something?”, “What if my spouse is abusing drugs?”, “What if there is violence in our family?”, and more.
Depending on which study you read, the divorce rate overall is stabilizing or going down. But not among the over 50 set. Maybe because we’re living longer, or because this is the first generation where families with two solid earners are commonplace, or because divorce is less stimatized than it once was…. Whatever the reason for it’s increasing prevalence, later-life divorce offers new challenges and complexities.
Here’s an interesting article on the subject: The Gray Divorce: An Attorney’s Advice
You’ve decided to get divorced (or your spouse has decided for you)… Where to begin?
In this episode of my Divorce on Planet Earth podcast, Jane and I are joined by experienced family law attorney Suzy Epstein. Together we take on the confusing questions “How can I find a good divorce lawyer who is right for me?”, and “What are the the different ways to get divorced?” We then turn our attention to other common questions, such as “How much is this going to cost, and can I get my spouse to pay for it?, “How long is this going to take?”, “How can I get my spouse to move out?”, “What if my spouse takes me to court?”, “Do we have to get attorneys?”, “Can we make do with one attorney?”, “What is the difference between mediation and Collaborative Divorce?”… and many more. Here’s the showlink: Episode 23 Part I: Finding the Right Divorce for You: What are Your Options and How do You Choose? . If you want to learn more, here’s an article I wrote for HuffPost: Shoppng for a Divorce Lawyer: One Size Doesn’t Fit All. And here are links to resources we discussed in the show…
How to find family lawyer extraordinaire Suzy Eckstein
How to find a list of family lawyers near you: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
How to find a family mediator near you: Academy of Professional Family Mediators
How to find a Collaborative Divorce professional near you: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals