Times when you should not start a divorce

Few blog post talk about the worst (or inopportune) times to call your marriage quits. Despite your feelings about your soon-to-be ex-spouse, timing is everything; even with divorce. After all, who wants to ruin a family gathering, be the bane of a child’s existence...

Three ways to avoid financial calamities during divorce

Dealing with finances is one of the troubling emotional issues that must be dealt with during a divorce. After all, heartbreak is difficult enough to deal with; adding financial issues is like adding insult to injury. If you are going through a divorce, there are...

Three tips for remedying missed parenting time

We hope our readers had a fantastic Fourth of July weekend. Indeed, this is an amazing the time of year because families enjoy the summer weather and have opportunities to take vacations and make lifelong memories.  However, it is an unfortunate reality for some...

Three tips for handling new routines and a new school year

Change is not always easy. It may seem cliché, but it is true. Just like kids must go through an adjustment period when a new school year starts, so must parents; especially when they have recently gone through a separation or recently completed a divorce. To avoid...

Three things to do after your divorce is finalized

Depending upon your appetite for celebrity relationship gossip, the recent announcement of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s impending divorce may, or may not be, a surprise. Those who closely follow tabloid news saw this coming. Those who don’t are probably wondering...

Things to consider when telling kids about a divorce

Whether you are contemplating a divorce, or are currently filing a petition, it is likely that people will have questions about your decision and may wonder what will happen next.  Indeed, it may not be easy answering a myriad questions about your future from family...

The importance of a separation agreement

While many people immediately think about divorce when ending their marriage, a legal separation can be a viable — and even beneficial — option for some. However, to protect your rights and financial interests, it’s important to treat the separation as seriously as a...

The Holidays and the Innertube of Grief

As we approach the winter holiday season, we are bombarded with images on television, media outlets, and social media of families gathering around the table, laughing, talking, and maybe even bickering. We are even aware and forewarned about how to avoid that annoying...

Reasons behind infidelity are complex and complicated

Learning your spouse cheated is emotionally very tough to deal with. In some cases, couples are able to move on past the transgression, but for many other Maryland couples, infidelity is just inexcusable. In these cases, instead of seeking out forgiveness, one or both...