Why You Should Stop Delaying Your Divorce and Get on With It Already

If you’ve been separated from your ex, but haven’t yet filed for divorce: this article is for you. You’re living in limbo right now, waiting for what’s next – and it’s not that great, is it?  I know there are a lot of excuses: Divorce will cost so much. Everything is relatively smooth going right now, I don’t want us to start fighting. What will it do to the kids? The divorce process will take forever, won’t it? Will I…

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How to Divorce a Narcissist – and Win

Are you divorcing a narcissist and afraid you’re not going to win? I hate to say it but….you should be. Why? Because dirty tricks, scamming, lying, pressuring, and even stalking and manipulating are not beneath them. But, there are ways to actually beat them at their own game.   So before we dive into what to do about that narcissist in a divorce, let me just give you a few highlights of the kinds of tricks and manipulations that they try…

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Divorce & Marital Status Discrimination: Understanding Your Workplace Rights

Changing your marital status is a complex endeavor. Whether you are getting married, going through a divorce, or re-marrying, the last thing you want to worry about is your marital status being held against you at work. It’s important to understand your rights and to know when your employer may be violating them. The following guide explains what marital status discrimination is, what it looks like, and where it is unlawful. What is marital status discrimination? As its name suggests,…

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They tried to take custody of my son because I came out as gay. Here’s how I won.

We all get married for different reasons. For me, it was a rite of passage. I grew up knowing that one day I’d marry a man, live in a house with a white picket fence, a dog, a cat and 2.5 children. I worked hard to fit into that mold. And, I did. I married a man, we had a son together, and we stayed married for 13 years.  I put on a good show and a happy face and…

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Marriage Story: Best Picture Nominee, But is it an Accurate Portrayal of Divorce?

Legally speaking: just how “real” is Marriage Story, anyway? This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named Netflix film Marriage Story Best Picture nominee. But, as you’ll gather from the press, the clips and everything surrounding the movie: Marriage Story is actually not about marriage—unless you think divorce an inevitable part of marriage (ahem…it’s not).   Marriage Story is not just anyone’s story. It’s the story of the film’s director, Noah Baumbach. And it’s not just any divorce story—it’s…

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New Year, New Podcast: Tune in to the Hello Divorce Podcast today!

The Hello Divorce Podcast: good advice, on demand. When you’re lacing up your shoes for your next run, walk, or a trip to the mailbox, make sure to grab your earbuds – because I’ve started a brand-new podcast!  Why? Well, I’m already in your inbox with tips and advice weekly (sign up here!), I’m in your social media feed on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook, and you can take advantage of a free 15-minute call with me or a member…

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2019 Divorce Holiday Survival Guide

Your 2019 Divorce Holiday Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Rise Above the Holiday Stress Mess 

We are supposed to enjoy the holidays. And usually, we do. Or, at least some of the time. But when you are divorcing in December, sometimes the holidays feel completely overwhelming. For weeks you are distracted with holiday planning, shopping, school events and work deadlines. Then all of a sudden, EVERYTHING hits you like a ton of bricks. We get it – Which is exactly why we turned to our friends who have survived divorce-related-holiday-overwhelm to bring you our 2019…

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Getting the Cheapest Divorce Possible: My Best Advice

“How can I get the cheapest divorce possible?”  I get a lot of questions about how to get the cheapest divorce possible. And for good reason: the average cost of divorce in California is $27,000 – per person. That’s insane. At Hello Divorce, we’re proud that we’ve managed to lower the average cost of divorce for our users to just $1,500. We’ve done that by speeding up the paperwork process through our Divorce Navigator app, which helps you complete all…

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Guest Blog by Wendy Sterling: An Unapologetically Single Mom Thanksgiving Tradition

Can a single mom Thanksgiving be an opportunity to reshape the holiday? Wendy Sterling says yes. For many of us, Thanksgiving brings up feelings of sadness, loneliness, and dread – especially those of us going through or recovering from a divorce: our first single mom Thanksgiving. Instead of looking forward to leaves falling from the trees, baking, and the smell of pumpkin spice, we feel the dread of knowing this is the year they will spend Thanksgiving with their Dad.…

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The Mindful Divorce: One (Ex) Couple Shares Practical Advice on Co-Parenting and Maintaining a Meaningful Relationship

(Spoiler alert: Co-parenting takes work. But, it really can work for you, and for your kids.) Sometimes, the most extraordinary people walk into my office. Emily came to me in 2011 for help when she and her husband, Juan, had decided to divorce. They had been married for seven years and realized that their relationship had shifted. After a long and hard-thought process, they decided that divorce would be the best option for them and for their two-year-old daughter, Clara*.…

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