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Candice Hayden

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Candice is a former paralegal and has spent the last 16 years in the digital landscape, writing website content, blog posts, and articles for the legal industry. Now, at Hello Divorce, she is helping demystify the complex legal and emotional world of divorce. Away from the keyboard, she’s a devoted wife, mom, and grandmother to two awesome granddaughters who are already forces to be reckoned with. Based in Florida, she’s an avid traveler, painter, ceramic artist, and self-avowed bookish nerd.

Candice's Recent Articles

Best Vacation Destinations for Newly Divorced Travelers in 2024
Best Vacation Destinations for Newly Divorced Travelers in 2024
For some people, travel after a divorce is medicine for a broken heart. Here are some great ideas for those who want to explore more of the USA.
How Do You Build a New Life after a Break-up?
How Do You Build a New Life after a Break-up?
Tips and encouragement for building a new life after divorce.
How to Deal When Your Ex Starts Dating
How to Deal When Your Ex Starts Dating
How to handle your ex dating someone new after your divorce.
6 Things to Do with Your Wedding Dress after Divorce
6 Things to Do with Your Wedding Dress after Divorce
You wore the most beautiful dress on your wedding day. What to do with it now that you’re divorced.
11 Signs You're Stuck in the Past
11 Signs You're Stuck in the Past
Read this if you feel like you can't move on after divorce.
How to Deal with Pet Custody Loss
How to Deal with Pet Custody Loss
State laws about pet custody in divorce, and how to cope if you don't get custody of your pet.
What If Your Spouse Lies During Divorce Proceedings?
What If Your Spouse Lies During Divorce Proceedings?
Your spouse is lying in divorce court. Here’s what to do.
What Happens If You Change Your Mind about Your Divorce?
What Happens If You Change Your Mind about Your Divorce?
Did you have a change of heart? Do you want to stop your divorce proceedings? What to know.
Why You Can't Compare Your Divorce to Other People’s Divorces
Why You Can't Compare Your Divorce to Other People’s Divorces
Comparing your divorce to others can harm your well-being and mental health. Here’s why you shouldn’t do it.
Conflict Avoidant? How to Negotiate What You Really Want in Divorce
Conflict Avoidant? How to Negotiate What You Really Want in Divorce
If you hate conflict and dread your divorce negotiations, this how-to is for you.
Do I Have to Update My Workplace If I Get a Divorce?
Do I Have to Update My Workplace If I Get a Divorce?
Practical workplace considerations when you get divorced, such as updating human resources or seeking support from your peers.
9 Divorce Expectations vs. Reality
9 Divorce Expectations vs. Reality
The reality of divorce is often not what was expected. Can you relate?
Why Your Date of Separation Matters in Divorce
Why Your Date of Separation Matters in Divorce
Why does the date a couple separates matter to the court? It could impact several important court decisions related to their divorce case.
What Happens to Airline Miles in Divorce?
What Happens to Airline Miles in Divorce?
Are airline miles considered marital property when you are negotiating a property settlement, and if so, how should you divide them?
A Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide to Divorce
A Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide to Divorce
Remote and onsite job-seeking and other post-divorce advice if you’re facing a break-up after years of working in the home.
Does Socioeconomic Status Impact the Likelihood of Divorce?
Does Socioeconomic Status Impact the Likelihood of Divorce?
Is the amount of money you have a predictor of divorce? Learn how family income could potentially impact family structure.
Do I Have to Share My Inheritance with My Ex?
Do I Have to Share My Inheritance with My Ex?
As a general rule, inheritance money is not part of your marital estate. Find out if this rule applies to you.
Lottery Winners and Divorce: A Complete Guide
Lottery Winners and Divorce: A Complete Guide
Is divorce more likely for big lottery winners?
Tips for Successful Money Discussions with Your Spouse
Tips for Successful Money Discussions with Your Spouse
How good communication can boost the financial health of your marriage.
Am I Entitled to My Spouse's Social Security in Divorce?
Am I Entitled to My Spouse's Social Security in Divorce?
SSA benefits can boost your income, but can you get benefits if you are divorced? If you remarry? Information about eligibility requirements and rules.
What is the Purpose of a Home Appraisal during Divorce?
What is the Purpose of a Home Appraisal during Divorce?
What should you do with your marital home if you’re getting divorced? It starts with a home appraisal.
Services to Help You Fix or Maintain Your Stuff after Divorce
Services to Help You Fix or Maintain Your Stuff after Divorce
After divorce, you may feel overwhelmed by taking care of your house by yourself. Expert tips and advice.
Buying Your Own Car for the First Time after Divorce
Buying Your Own Car for the First Time after Divorce
After your divorce, you may need to buy a new car. Here are some tips.
What to Do with Gifts from Your Ex-Spouse in Divorce
What to Do with Gifts from Your Ex-Spouse in Divorce
Who is entitled to the wedding gifts or other mementos you and your spouse gave each other during marriage? Find out here.
How Many Unhappy Spouses Stay Together for the Kids?
How Many Unhappy Spouses Stay Together for the Kids?
Are you afraid of getting divorced because it might hurt your kids? You’re not alone.
What Co-Parents Can Do When Their Child Is Being Bullied
What Co-Parents Can Do When Their Child Is Being Bullied
A guide for divorced parents faced with problems with childhood bullying.
10 Talks about Kids Divorced Parents Wish They'd Had before Marriage
10 Talks about Kids Divorced Parents Wish They'd Had before Marriage
If you're planning to get married and have children, these are the ten things you and your partner should discuss before you marry or divorce.
9 Ways Divorce Can Strengthen the Parent-Child Relationship
9 Ways Divorce Can Strengthen the Parent-Child Relationship
Divorce can actually be a positive experience for your kids and your relationship with them.
What is a Pawrenting Agreement for Divorced Pet Owners?
What is a Pawrenting Agreement for Divorced Pet Owners?
Do you want to continue sharing your pet after divorce? Get a free downloadable pet parenting agreement template here.
What to Do When Your Spouse Disappeared and You Want a Divorce
What to Do When Your Spouse Disappeared and You Want a Divorce
Did your spouse disappear and you want to get a divorce? Hello Divorce tells you what to do next and how to proceed without them.
Navigating Your Second or Third Divorce
Navigating Your Second or Third Divorce
Why second and third marriages end, and tips for making your second or third marriage succeed.
Divorcing a Dependent Spouse
Divorcing a Dependent Spouse
If you're breaking up with someone who relies on you for many of their basic needs, divorce comes with its own set of challenges.
Divorcing in a Second Language: Tips for Divorce in the U.S.
Divorcing in a Second Language: Tips for Divorce in the U.S.
Information for non-English-speaking people who want to get divorced in the United States.
Do You Need a Divorce Private Investigator?
Do You Need a Divorce Private Investigator?
You think your spouse is lying or hiding assets from you. Could a private investigator boost your chance of success in court?
Is Cohabitation a Risk Factor for Divorce?
Is Cohabitation a Risk Factor for Divorce?
Can living together increase your risk for divorce? It may seem counterintuitive, but research over the years seems to say “yes.” 
Are You Settling in Your Relationship?
Are You Settling in Your Relationship?
Have you ever wondered if you have settled for less than you want, need, and deserve? Read about settling here.
Can You Prevent Adultery and Cheating?
Can You Prevent Adultery and Cheating?
Why does a cheating spouse wander? Is adultery preventable? Learn about mate retention tactics here.
Why I'm Thankful My Parents Divorced When I Was Young
Why I'm Thankful My Parents Divorced When I Was Young
Parents often worry about divorcing when their kids are little. But sometimes, it's the right move.
How Long Does It Take to Meet a New Partner after Divorce?
How Long Does It Take to Meet a New Partner after Divorce?
Do you want to start dating again after divorce? Does your life feel incomplete without a partner? This article is for you.
Ways to Bring Positive New Energy into Your Home
Ways to Bring Positive New Energy into Your Home
Use feng shui and other simple techniques to clear your home of negative energy and let in positive new energy for a fresh start.
What Are the Stages of Divorce?
What Are the Stages of Divorce?
A broad look at the before, during, and after of the divorce process.
5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem after Divorce
5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem after Divorce
A big part of divorce recovery is regaining, or perhaps even developing, positive self-esteem. Let us help you through this difficult time.
Finding a Sense of Home and Belonging after Divorce
Finding a Sense of Home and Belonging after Divorce
Your post-divorce quality of life matters. Our thoughts on feeling at home after this huge life event.
Divorce Detox: Release Negative Feelings and Move On with Renewed Hope
Divorce Detox: Release Negative Feelings and Move On with Renewed Hope
Tips for nurturing your emotional health after the stress of divorce.
How to Prepare a Trial Separation Agreement
How to Prepare a Trial Separation Agreement
Protect yourself by drafting a trial separation agreement before you part ways. Here's how.
Religious Differences: Recipe for Divorce?
Religious Differences: Recipe for Divorce?
What research says about interfaith marriage, and tips for success.
Annulments and the Catholic Church: Myths and Facts
Annulments and the Catholic Church: Myths and Facts
A close look at Catholic annulment and how it differs from legal annulment and legal divorce proceedings.
January is Divorce Month – Is it the Best Time to Divorce?
January is Divorce Month – Is it the Best Time to Divorce?
Divorce filings tend to peak in the month of January. Is a January divorce right for you?
Divorcing a Spouse with PTSD
Divorcing a Spouse with PTSD
PTSD-related symptoms, how they affect marriage, and what you can do about it.
Cost of Divorce in Colorado
Cost of Divorce in Colorado
You may have heard that divorce costs a lot of money. While this is sometimes true, there may be ways to keep your total cost down.
Grounds for Divorce in Colorado
Grounds for Divorce in Colorado
Find out what grounds are possible for your divorce case in Colorado.
Why is the Divorce Rate So High?
Why is the Divorce Rate So High?
Marriage and divorce statistics may seem grim, but what you take away from these stats depends on the study you read.