Tuesday Tips: Death and Taxes

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On April 15, it’s easy to remember the old saying that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. Maybe it’s also a good time to remember why people get married (other than the more favorable tax treatment!).  If you are married, talk to your spouse today, or any day or everyday, about why you’re glad you’re married.  …

Divorce Over 50: Breaking Free

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Divorce after a long-term marriage requires a lot of adjustments.   All the legal changes, living arrangements, family connections, financial uncertainty and a myriad of other issues can be overwhelming.  It all comes down to one word:  change. Change can be very difficult for many people, especially at a time when they are looking for something to hold onto.  The reaction …

Overcoming a Friday the 13th!

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Divorce is usually a tough process emotionally, so it’s sorta like piling on to be going through a divorce, or any other litigation, and also have to deal with a Friday the 13th! One of my favorite blogs is the Positivity Blog  and they have a post today that doesn’t mention Friday the 13th, but it seems like it would …

The Big Picture

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Divorce and other family law issues really are tightly connected to emotions. They are obviously very personal and usually involve some hurt feelings. People do go through stages of grief when a relationship ends, and that makes it tough for a while for most people to operate effectively. Some people, however, have anger issues that make it almost impossible for …

Dealing with Depression

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I’m no therapist, but… Unfortunately, depression seems to be becoming more common-place during holidays, especially when there’s a divorce or other family law procedure pending or recently completed. The fact that depression isn’t discussed much in most divorce and family law cases doesn’t mean that it’s not a significant factor in many situations. When people think about, or discuss, how …

How to Be Alone During Family Transitions

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As Monty Python used to say, and now for something completely different. Today’s post is not “legal” information. It’s more from the “counselor at law” portion of my work. Aside from the changes in your legal status, divorce brings a lot of emotional changes and most people have to learn how to start over in some ways. A problem I …

The Unhappiness Gap

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It seems that James J. Gross, in the Maryland Divorce Legal Crier, has an almost limitless supply of relevant, analytical and often encouraging comments about family relationships. Last week, he published the following suggestions that can be useful for people facing divorce or for people wanting to avoid a divorce. “A recent study concludes that a happiness gap between spouses …

Recipe for a Happy Divorce

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In looking around the blogosphere recently, I ran across an uplifting blog post by Marie Fahnert, a Chicago divorce lawyer. She provides a “Recipe for a Happy Divorce”. While no one can guarantee the outcome of a divorce, or even how the process will work out, she presents some points that strike me as eminently do-able, even if they would …