You are right. Inside this lonely space of
confusion and angst, the concept (your fear?) of divorce
is nearly too much to bear.
But finding out what your rights are, and what
is possible for you and your family means only that you are
taking steps to become informed now. You are doing
this so at the end of your journey you can say
you made the right decision … you chose the
right path for the right reasons.
Be deliberate in your next step.
Where Are You Now?
You are pre-decision. You are thinking about divorce as an exit strategy, but it’s so scary, you remain in a perpetual pause. You have told yourself this is the step you are taking for now —brava, you’ve landed here! You will find out what’s possible. Now, how will you attain relief?
You seek techniques for coping, insights to the process, and emotional strategies for you and your family’s survival. Above all, are you seeking relief from the fires of divorce and a guide to lead you beyond?
It’s over. No matter the details, you are not the same woman with the same life. Now that you’ve landed in this new place, who are you? What do you most fundamentally need? Who do you want to be now that there are no more excuses?
Your life has been one thing, but now it’s changed. You are a widow, or an empty nester, or a hardworking woman who is smart, but tired of living the same old way. You are seeking something new. What must you know, what must you learn to step into your brave unknown?
Have you been worried about how to tell your kids you are getting divorced for a long time now? Did you stay in the marriage much longer than you wanted, because you were so frightened of what the news or changes might do to them? Have you put off telling them...read more
“How much does a divorce cost?” is one of the first questions we often hear when a woman makes contact with us, while “how long will a divorce take?” is a close second. We wish there were a menu to refer you to, so you could evaluate your choices and...read more
Is your soon-to-be ex-husband asking for alimony or spousal maintenance? Actually, you are not alone, women pay alimony, too. Official and current statistics don’t exist, but in my experience and in an informal survey of attorneys and mediators in my circle, it’s not...read more
Divorce is EXPENSIVE and time-consuming, and every minute with your lawyer is precious money flying from your pocket. Of course, the lawyer is on YOUR side, but did you know you have your own set of responsibilities in the lawyer/client relationship?
In this video, SAS Cofounders Liza Caldwell and Kimberly Mishkin discuss how not to “misuse your attorney”.
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