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Lessons to Learn from the “Scary Mommy” Divorce

March 14th, 2017

scary mommy divorceThe original Scary Mommy, Jill Smokler, began a blog to keep a record of her days as a harried mom of three kids. Her community of fans morphed into a huge online destination for parents to dish the dirty details about their own kids and relationships without fear of judgment or repercussions. The difference between Scary Mommy and other mom bloggers? Bluntness. Telling it like it is. Recent news, however, might have people wondering if Smokler has been completely transparent after all. She recently revealed that she and her husband of 17 years are divorcing. Because he is gay. And she has known this fact for over a decade but hasn’t told anyone until now. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Secret Spending and Financial Infidelity Ruining Your Marriage?

February 20th, 2017

financial infidelityIs there much difference between comments like, “Oh, I didn’t spend that much on your gifts,” and “My trip to the salon only cost $100” (when it was really $300)? While the intent behind spending a little extra on gifts to make your partner happy and lying by omission about a purchase to avoid a money fight are different, the half-truths still result in the same thing: Not being honest about expenses. And secret spending, in any, way, shape, or form, could tank your marriage and lead to divorce. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Things You Should NOT Feel Guilty About in Your Michigan Divorce

February 6th, 2017

guilt michigan divorceAlong with heartache, stress, sleepless nights, tears, loneliness, anger, relief, joy, and a slew of other emotions, a Michigan divorce is also accompanied by guilt. And guilt will be the reigning feeling for years to come, especially if you have children. Allow us to assuage your regrets about your imploding marriage, first by saying that divorce happens, and sometimes it’s for the best. Second, there are plenty of things to feel guilty about during a divorce, but there are also plenty of things to not feel guilty about. Read the rest of this entry »

Divorce Avoidance: Can Your Marriage Beat the Seven-Year Itch?

January 19th, 2017

seven-year itchMarriage isn’t easy. But, done well and with good intentions, your union can be incredibly rewarding and beautiful. Unfortunately, for many couples, the seven-year mark can be especially challenging. Whether open communication has fallen by the wayside, kids have taken over your attention and energy, or money issues have caused serious stress, any number of issues can lead to a divorce, if you allow it to happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Why a Joint Custody Arrangement May Not Be Enough for Your Kids

January 4th, 2017

Joint custody michiganHere’s the reality: You may not like your ex all that much anymore but, presumably, your child still loves him or her. While your 50/50 custody arrangement – or otherwise – may be amenable to your work schedule, social calendar, and preferences, have you stopped to consider how your days on and off the clock as a parent impact the lives of your children? Joint custody arrangements do work out well for many families but, for some kids, limited time with the non-custodial parent just isn’t enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Divorced? 6 Ways Your Ex-Spouse Can Annoy You During the Holidays

December 19th, 2016

divorced and annoyed during holidaysYour marriage is over. The divorce is final (or almost final). You’ve worked out a parenting plan. But you just can’t seem to shake the bugger from your life once and for all. Even if he or she is the one who initiated the divorce and moved out, old habits die hard. Don’t be surprised if your ex comes calling or finds new ways to annoy you during the holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Tis the Season for Wife Abandonment?

December 5th, 2016

wife abandonmentWhile many unhappy couples decide to stick it out for one last holiday with their family before splitting in January – also known as “divorce month” – in some relationships, the opposite occurs. A new survey found that nearly half of the men who abandon their wives do so over the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

Navigating Your Child’s Education as a Divorced Parent

November 22nd, 2016

Divorced parent kid in schoolChild support, custody, and parenting time are of utmost importance to divorcing parents. However, one area that may be neglected during the settlement is how life will continue to pan out when it comes to your children’s schooling. If you thought it was difficult to juggle school responsibilities when you were a two-parent household, it will become even more challenging post-divorce.  Read the rest of this entry »

Do You Have to Reveal Everything to Your Michigan Divorce Attorney?

November 8th, 2016

reveal everything to michigan divorce attorneyYou may be divorcing your spouse for infidelity. But what if you yourself had a little dalliance outside of the marriage years ago? You wouldn’t want one bad decision to tank your chances for the kind of divorce settlement you feel you deserve. And is your behavior even relevant? Does your divorce attorney really need to know everything from the entirety of the marriage? Turns out, what you reveal to your Michigan divorce attorney can be the difference between getting the settlement you want and settling for less.  Read the rest of this entry »

Could Your Political Leanings Lead to Divorce?

October 18th, 2016

politics-and-divorceYou may have seen a television story or magazine article profiling the marriage of political opposites. Most of these tales are positive, showing couples who have learned to live together and love each other despite their difference. But not everyone is James Carville and Mary Matalin, who have somehow managed to keep their marriage together even with their incredibly different political views. The tumult of the current election season has affected people greatly, and while political differences may not ultimately be what leads to divorce, holding drastically different beliefs than a spouse could be enough to collapse an already fragile union. Read the rest of this entry »

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