Author Archives: Jeanne

How to Hire the Right Lawyer: An Essential Step to Getting the Most out of your Divorce

Working with a knowledgeable lawyer that you trust is an absolute necessity for anyone going through a divorce! Many times we face a lot of internal resistance when it comes to hiring a lawyer. Some of the resistance may be associated with the fact that hiring a lawyer really makes the divorce a reality like read more…

How to Take Charge of your Budget After Your Divorce

As you are going through your divorce, something you are probably constantly pondering about is whether or not you will be able to support yourself and your kids after it’s all said and done. You are probably also wondering how all of these changes will affect your standard of living. Understanding your cash flow is read more…

How to Tell Your Kids You are Getting a Divorce

Every parent dreads having to tell their children that mom and dad are getting a divorce. This is a heart wrenching exercise for all the parties involved. No parent wants to hurt their kids and many fear that divorce will leave the kids with long lasting consequences. In fact, how many people put off getting read more…

Emotional Support- The Keys to Surviving a Divorce

Having adequate support is one of the keys to surviving a divorce. We are not only talking about professional support from lawyers and financial advisors but also emotional support from friends and relatives. It’s absolutely essential to have trusted people in your life who will support you through the duration of your emotional rollercoaster and read more…

Top 10 Money Mistakes Women Make When Getting Divorced and What to do About Them

  This is an excerpt from “A Woman’s Financial Guide to Divorce” that comes as a supplement to our book Cinder Without Her Fella. Written by Carin Thomas   For over 15 years, I’ve watched smart, savvy women struggle to rebuild their lives during and after divorce because they lack confidence about money. I’ve seen read more…

Surviving Mother’s Day After Your Divorce

Mother’s Day is one of the most emotional holidays to face after your divorce. Thanks to clever marketing departments, companies like Hershey’s and Hallmark have made sure that Mother’s doesn’t go unnoticed.  It’s especially difficult if your children are not spending time with you on this day. Many divorced parents subject themselves to copious amounts of guilt read more…

Sex and the Newly Single Girl

The idea of having sex can be a daunting cause of anxiety for many newly single women. We can tell you that it was definitely a topic that made us nervous. So many un-serving doubts cross our minds… -What if I never want to have sex again? -What if no one will ever want to read more…

How to Start Dating After Your Divorce

Getting back into the world of dating after a divorce can cause some serious anxiety. For some of us, dating the first time around seemed like a miserable experience and now we have to do it all over again!? With the right mindset, dating after your divorce can actually be a pleasant experience full of read more…

Now that I am divorced, who will I put down to “contact in case of emergency”?

  Let’s be honest, we have all wondered this at some point in time. Now that I am divorced, who do I trust to make important decisions on my behalf in-case something happens to me?  In fact, some of us spent some of our precious time worrying about this one. Well here is the deal, read more…

Do I Really Have to Check that Box on Forms that Says “Divorced”?

Don’t you sometimes wish that on top of all the standard answers to that question the, “it’s complicated” option was available…just like on Facebook? Faced with the option to check that “divorced” box can open up a can of emotional worms we aren’t ready to face. Even Miss Manners herself disagrees with labeling a woman read more…

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