Facing Your Fears: 4 Common Worries People Have About Divorce

Every time you look at the summer calendar on your fridge, you’re reminded about your upcoming divorce. Your daughter can’t stop talking about the new slides at Dune Peninsula park while your son is excited about his camping trip with friends. There’s also the new exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum “Bart at TAM: Animating America’s Favorite Family”, that has the town talking.  You begin to wonder, “will I ever enjoy Read More

Lawyer Fees: How Do They Work?

When you decide to petition for dissolution of marriage (file for divorce) in Washington state, one of the first questions you’re going to ask yourself is, “how do attorney fees work?”.  Although you know that divorce is the best solution to a difficult family situation, it’s normal to be concerned about fees and costs. When you’re preparing to live on one income and possibly pay spousal or child support, you must Read More

Facing Divorce? Here’s What You Can Expect to Happen

Your spouse has just told you that they want a divorce. Even though some of your friends have been through the process, and you routinely see celebrity breakups shared on your social media newsfeed, none of it adequately prepares you for facing your own divorce. What can you expect to happen in the days ahead? Let’s talk about the emotional aspects first. Even if you knew deep inside that this was coming, you’re Read More

4 Things You Can Do to Help Your Attorney During Your Case

Your life can become hectic after you file for divorce. While you’re preparing for a new life, you’re also putting in time at work, getting the kids off to school, helping them with their homework, and running household errands like cleaning and grocery shopping. Sometimes it feels as if you don’t even have time to organize your thoughts, let alone help your divorce attorney during your case! The good news is that Read More

6 Benefits of Choosing Mediation for Your Divorce

When you were married, you and your spouse made relationship decisions together. Now that you’ve both accepted that the marriage is over and divorce is the best outcome, you may be worried that all the decisions will now be in someone else’s hands, namely a judge. You can’t be blamed for feeling this way. Court TV shows and movies like Kramer vs. Kramer and The War of the Roses give the impression that divorce is Read More

5 Emotions You Can Expect to Feel During Divorce

Do you remember the first time you got on a roller coaster? You were probably afraid. Maybe you even thought about jumping out when the ride attendant strapped you in. Then it started: the forward lurch and everything happening so fast that you clutched the support bar for dear life. You probably heard younger kids around you crying and were tempted to join them because you were sure that this was it. The End. Read More

New Beginnings: How to Adjust to Your “New Life” After Divorce

As your life progresses, change is inevitable (therefore learning how to rediscover yourself and continue to grow is such a vital skill). When you’ve been through a divorce, it’s a perfect opportunity to rediscover who you are and move your life in a new direction.  Here are some ways that you can use this time in your life to embark on an adventure that leads to the new you. Remember Who You Are As the Read More

Divorce from a Child’s Perspective. How Do You Help the Kids?

What will we tell them? How will they react? These are normal questions a parent might ask themselves when considering a divorce. Helping your children navigate the divorce process is a lot of work but with the tips below and some work on your part you will make it through. You just sat down with the kids and told them that you and their other parent are getting divorced. Maybe they asked a lot of questions, some Read More

When the Right Decision Can Feel Wrong: Your First Holiday After Divorce

We file for divorce because we’re unhappy with our current relationship and want change. But during the first year after the divorce, there are going to be times when change doesn’t feel great. The holidays are a perfect example. Even if you were unhappily married, there was something magical about being a family when the kitchen smelled of roast turkey and the malls resounded with that classic David Bowie and Read More

Don’t Forget About the Kids! 5 Tips for Protecting Your Children During the Divorce Process

“How will the divorce affect the children?” This is probably the question that keeps divorcing parents awake at night. You may have stayed in an unhappy marriage for longer than you should have because you thought about how a divorce would impact your children. Now that you and your spouse have decided to end the marriage, you’re worried about how the kids will react. This concern is both normal and to be Read More