spousal support

When Can a Spouse Claim Alimony or Spousal Support?

In the wake of a divorce, spousal support, or alimony, may need to be paid by one spouse to the other. Understandably, lots of questions surround this issue. Maybe you’re currently filing for a divorce and want to know if you would be eligible for spousal support. Or, maybe you are the breadwinner and wondering if you would have to pay spousal support. First, let’s take a closer look at what spousal support is. What is spousal support? Spousal support is financial support one spouse (usually the higher-earning person) may be required to pay the other spouse in the event of divorce. States often require spousal support so the disadvantaged party can maintain their marital standard of living until they

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myers briggs personality test

Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type and Divorce

If you like learning more about your personality and how it relates to others, you have probably taken the Myers-Briggs personality test at some point. While it can change slightly over time or in certain situations, most people stay true to their assessments over the course of their lives.  While there’s no clear-cut way to predict compatibility, certain personalities are better (or worse) at sustaining long-term, happy relationships. Keep reading to find out more about the Myers-Briggs personality test and how it can help you navigate your relationships. What is the Myers-Briggs personality assessment? The Myers-Briggs personality assessment is officially called the Myers-Briggs Trait Indicator (MBTI). It was developed by a mother and daughter team, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabell

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intp

Divorce Survival Tips for INTP Personality Types

The INTP personality is introverted, intuitive, thinking, and perceiving. INTPs tend to be laid-back yet critical analysts of themselves, their lives, and their relationships. They are creative problem-solvers who know how to think outside of the box. That said, in the face of adversity, it may be easier for an INTP to blame others than to take charge and make positive life changes.  Learn about the Myers-Briggs test and the other 15 personality types. Tips for handling divorce as an INTP Seek outside help from someone you trust Trust is the key word here, as INTPs often have trouble letting others in. If you don’t have a vast community of close friends, that’s okay. You still don’t have to bear

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entj

Divorce Survival Tips for ENTJ Personality Types

The ENTJ personality is extroverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging. ENTJs are hard workers who are friendly, assertive, and motivated. They tend to be future-oriented people who set goals and work unabashedly to attain them. ENTJs are interested in growing, learning, and leading others. Their strong will is an asset in many situations, though their self-confidence may intimidate some people. Learn about the Myers-Briggs test and the other 15 personality types. Tips for handling divorce as an ENTJ Plan your divorce strategy First, we suggest listening to our podcast recording Why You Need a Divorce Strategy. It includes actionable steps you can take right now to formulate your divorce plan. Because ENTJs can be somewhat impulsive, a written strategy will help

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istp

Divorce Survival Tips for ISTP Personality Types

The ISTP personality is introverted, sensing, thinking, and perceiving. ISTPs tend to be spontaneous people who seek thrills and enjoy hands-on experiences. They listen to others attentively, though they may not fully comprehend the emotional experiences of others because they tend to be more rational and logical than they are empathetic.  Avoidant of commitments and long-term plans, ISTPs often focus on short-term goals rather than the big picture. Although intensely private and introverted, they tend to exude a cheerful and relaxed vibe in social situations. Learn about the Myers-Briggs test and the other 15 personality types. Tips for handling divorce as an ISTP Familiarize yourself with the divorce process If you’re at the beginning of your divorce journey, you may

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infp

Divorce Survival Tips for INFP Personality Types

The INFP personality is introverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving. INFPs tend to be creative, artistic, and self-aware. They are generous, open-minded people who feel things deeply and tend to be emotionally vulnerable. They also tend to be overly critical of themselves and sensitive to criticism. Because INFPs value interpersonal harmony, the prospect of divorce can be a daunting one. Learn about the Myers-Briggs test and the other 15 personality types. Tips for handling divorce as an INFP Treat yourself as you treat others INFPs are soulful, empathetic individuals who make it their business to nurture the emotional needs of others. In this stressful time, others will undoubtedly look to you for guidance and support.  Your kids, your ex, your ex’s

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ESTP

Divorce Survival Tips for ESTP Personality Types

The ESTP personality is extroverted, sensing, thinking, and perceiving. ESTPs tend to be highly energetic and the “life of the party.” They are hands-on, action-oriented people who like to dive right into whatever task stands before them, often without thinking much about the big picture first. Others are drawn to the social energy of the ESTP, which may be why these folks are inclined to be successful business people and entrepreneurs. Although bold and daring, ESTPs may sometimes be seen as defiant and insensitive.  Learn about the Myers-Briggs test and the other 15 personality types. Tips for handling divorce as an ESTP Make big decisions over a period of days or weeks An ESTP’s first instinct may be to rush

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ENFP

Divorce Survival Tips for ENFP Personality Types

The ENFP personality is extroverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving. ENFPs tend to be outgoing, warm, and deeply thoughtful with active social lives and rich inner lives. ENFPs care about their relationships with others and enthusiastically support issues and ideas that affect not just their peer circle but the world itself. Although they can be a bit scattered and disorganized at times, others are intrigued by their warmth, vibrance, and good-natured personalities. Learn about the Myers-Briggs test and the other 15 personality types. Tips for handling divorce as an ENFP Get comfortable with direct conversations Because ENFPs care so deeply about the feelings of others, they tend to dislike direct or abrasive conversations … and sometimes, they avoid direct conversations altogether. 

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Divorce Survival Tips for ESFP Personality Types

The ESFP personality is extroverted, sensing, feeling, and perceiving. ESFPs tend to be highly sensitive, observant, emotional, and energetic. They are often the “entertainers” in a crowd, livening up any social gathering by stepping into the spotlight and sharing their gifts. Their positive people skills and lust for life are infectious.  On the flip side, in the absence of excitement, ESFPs tend to bore rather quickly. Although they are adaptable, and their romantic relationships can be successful, ESFPs tend to see their share of breakups due to an aversion to long-term planning. Learn about the Myers-Briggs test and the other 15 personality types. Tips for handling divorce as an ESFP  Stand up for yourself in your negotiations ESFPs dislike conflict.

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ENFJ

Divorce Survival Tips for ENFJ Personality Types

The ENFJ personality is extroverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging. ENFJs tend to be insightful, caring, and persuasive individuals who strive to contribute to the greater good. With an intense desire to help others, they can be sensitive and generous almost to a fault because their empathy can leave them emotionally and physically exhausted. Their charismatic desire to teach and help may sometimes be perceived as condescending, though that is not their intent. Learn about the Myers-Briggs test and the other 15 personality types. Tips for handling divorce as an ENFJ Seek companionship with people you trust ENFJs are social creatures. For your own well-being, you need someone to talk to and share space with right now. Whether it’s a family

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