Valuing a Home In A Divorce

Author: Wevorce Team

Valuing a Home In A Divorce

Among the many assets a divorcing couple has, there is usually a house where the couple lived. If the house was bought during the marriage, the house is usually considered a marital asset (depending on where the purchase money came from) and therefore the house’s value will be divisible in the divorce. If a house […]

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“D.I.we” — A Better Way + More Resources for Families

It’s been said that healing isn’t linear. Well, we’ve found that sometimes the divorce process isn’t, either. In our years helping families, we’ve found that couples often need access to mediators, financial experts, and a variety of educational resources — to help them navigate the process with kindness and fairness. And oftentimes, the expense of […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Drug Testing in Family Courts: Understanding the Basics

Substance abuse and drug addiction are issues that affect many families all across the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 24 million Americans are currently suffering from some form of drug or alcohol addiction. This is an issue that affects people of every background — including parents. […]

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Divorce and Mortgage Payments: Everything You Need to Know

When you get married, you promise until death do you part. Unfortunately, this isn’t always how it ends. More than 780,000 marriages ended in divorce in 2017. While the number of divorces has declined over the years, it is still a real issue that people may find themselves dealing with. Things can get even more […]

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Are You in a Toxic Relationship? Warning Signs and How to Get Help

What is a toxic relationship? Simply put, a toxic relationship is not a place where one or both partners feel safe, supported, and fully accepted. A toxic relationship often contains dysfunction and usually damages the self-esteem of the individuals involved. Such a relationship is often characterized by insecurity, self-centeredness, dominance, and control. The toxic partner regularly acts controlling […]

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8 Warm Weather Locations for Your First Vacation as a Smaller Family

With the holidays behind us and winter in full swing, now might be just the time to plan a vacation — yes, even if you’re newly divorced. Adapting to a New Normal When you and your children are in the process of healing from a divorce, there are many transitions you’ll face as you adjust to […]

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Co-Parenting Goals for a Happy Family Life in 2019

Parenting is a rollercoaster ride. There are ups and downs, and you don’t always know when the next twist or turn is coming. Sound challenging? Now try and navigate these difficulties with your ex-spouse and you’ve got a potential recipe for disaster. No matter how long you’ve been separated, co-parenting is usually a struggle. Conflicting schedules, […]

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Finding Silver Linings: Holiday Wisdom from Wevorce

Here at Wevorce, we’re no stranger to the idea of divorce being a complex and often difficult transition — particularly around the holidays. So when families tell us they’re struggling this time of year, we know all too well how that feels. “Holiday seasons have been rough over my life,” says Wevorce Family Specialist Lou Engelhardt. […]

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Holiday Dread? Resources for Getting Through it

Trying to hold it all together over the holidays? You’re not alone. It’s supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for the newly divorced or couples desperately trying to hold their marriage together, the season may be anything but wonderful. Whether your family celebrates Hanukkah or Yule, Kwanzaa or Christmas, marital […]

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Getting your Groove Back — Finding Motivation for Work After a Divorce

It was June 7, 2008. I should have been getting ready to go on vacation to Hawaii, but instead, I was lying face-down on my bed, crying my eyes out. Why? Twenty minutes earlier, my husband of seven years had confessed that he had been seeing someone else. And then divorce happened. But my divorce […]

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4 Ways Divorce Changes with High Net Worth

Divorce is a difficult process emotionally and often financially, and it only gets more complicated for higher-net-worth individuals. More financial assets to divide, more issues to contest, and more to gain or lose. In order to reach a fair and agreeable settlement, you need to know what to expect, and the best way of preparing […]

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Who Gets the Eggs? Determining Embryo Ownership in a Divorce

In recent years there’s certainly been no shortage of married couples who, in the effort to conceive, have chosen to create their embryos with a little extra help from a new medical procedure. The process of freezing embryos sees couples work with a clinic and go through several rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF), which […]

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Will My Divorce File Be Public Information?

Divorce is a personal and private decision. And yet it’s done in a public form — the courts. So how do you file for divorce without publishing all the details of your life and finances? It’s helpful to learn what exactly about a divorce is private and what is public. What information can be found […]

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Does Divorce Damage Infants and Toddlers?

Though vows are meant to be forever, sometimes life has a funny way of proving us wrong. There is still some stigma surrounding divorce, but the truth is, it’s a normal part of any relationship between two people who don’t see a future together anymore. One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is explaining the situation to […]

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Considering Rehab? How to Prepare for Giving Up Custody

Parenting responsibilities and fear of losing custody of one’s children are major reasons why many people never enter treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. When you’re divorced, navigating these already-difficult barriers to addiction treatment can be even more complicated. One big sticking point: how to give up custody to your ex when you go […]

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10 Tips for Coping with Divorce [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you want to know what it’s like to have your life turned upside down, talk to someone who’s gone through a divorce. Considered by many as one of the most stressful life experiences, divorce is a major transition. Not only is it emotionally difficult, but it comes with all kinds of legal and financial […]

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How to Save Your Self-Esteem While Divorcing

Divorce is challenging to overcome. It doesn’t just involve a loss of your partner but requires changes in lifestyle and perception, which make it even harder to keep a positive view of the self. 

Is there anything you can do to preserve your self-esteem while divorcing? The following psychological tricks can help. Talk to Competent People […]

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Differences Between Litigated Divorce and Divorce Mediation

Despite the best intentions of the people involved, roughly half of all modern marriages still end in divorce. No one imagines their marriage will end when they make that commitment. However, time or circumstances can push you and your spouse apart from one another. If you are considering divorce, you may worry about the cost […]

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How to Manage the Effects of Divorce on an Employee

Divorce is a heartache that workers don’t need to endure alone — even in the workplace. Rather, managers and employees have an opportunity to help see their colleagues through this tough time of their life. The effects of divorce in the workplace, if not well managed, can take a toll. Employees struggling with issues related to divorce often […]

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Reasons Why Couples Forget to Communicate

In even the most solid relationships, communication is a struggle at one point or another. Sometimes expressing oneself honestly is difficult — or it can hurt one’s partner. Here are several reasons why couples forget to communicate. Stress This is perhaps the number one reason couples stop communicating. While a relationship itself can cause stress, other stressors […]

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5 Destructive Behaviors Not to Engage in During a Divorce

Going through a divorce, even when it’s amicable, can be confusing and stressful. While there’s no universal formula for getting through the experience unhurt, there are certain tactical errors that can aggravate your situation. Here are five destructive behaviors (Divorce Don’ts) to avoid engaging in when getting a divorce. DON’T: Attempt to Handle the Process on […]

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Physical Intimacy After Divorce: A Cause for Nervousness or Joy?

After your divorce, there will come a time when you start thinking about having a sexual relationship with someone new. This can be an exciting time for new singles. It can also feel a little uncomfortable. Sex with someone new after going so long sleeping with the same person brings its own anxieties. You may […]

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How to Save Your Relationship After Cheating

Happy relationships that go on for years are becoming harder to achieve. And the problem of a cheating partner — or even both partners — can seriously damage or even destroy your marriage. Extramarital affairs can be both embarrassing and heartbreaking. Infidelity: Dealing with the Aftermath When cheating occurs, this indicates an absence or lack of something […]

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How Cash-Strapped Co-Parents Can Bring in Extra Money with a Side Gig

There are approximately 13.7 million single parents raising 22 million children in the United States, and while 76 percent of mothers and 85.1 percent of fathers are working, sometimes one job isn’t enough to make ends meet. If this sounds like your situation, the good news is that thanks to a rise in jobs within […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Financial Strain on a Marriage When Buying a Home

Let’s face it; the stress of buying a home can be enough to push the happiest couple to their edge. This stress compounds when you’re already working through the most raw, sensitive areas of your life with your partner. That doesn’t mean you can’t take the next step in your life together. It just means […]

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A Single Mom’s Must-Read Child Custody Guide

Divorce doesn’t have to strip your parental rights from you. Whether you’re married or not, you — and your child — have certain rights that survive a marital split. If you’ve suddenly found yourself a single parent, it wouldn’t be very easy for you or your child if those rights were ignored. Your child would […]

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Does Your Pet Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Divorce can be hard for everyone — you, your former spouse, your kids, and even your pets. They may not be able to express themselves but if they could, your furry babies would not want to see any of their parents go. Just like with child custody, determining who will take care of the pets […]

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How Men Handle Divorce

In decades past, it has generally been assumed that women experience more pain during a divorce. However, more and more studies show that this is not entirely true. Dealing with a divorce can be as painful for men as it is for women — sometimes more so. Economists, psychologists, and sociologists all agree it is time […]

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Is a Divorced Parent Required to Pay for a Child’s College Education?

After a divorce, which parent should pay the child’s college education? It depends. While it’s clear that a majority of parents worry about the inability to cover high costs of education for their kids, after divorce, this issue becomes more complicated. Single or married couples can decide to contribute an equal amount to their child’s […]

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Spouse Suffering from Addiction? Should You Divorce Them Or Support Them?

Being married to someone with an addiction can be a very traumatic and heartbreaking experience. Addiction can take over a person’s ability to function as an active part of a relationship. It can turn the person you love into someone you no longer recognize. It becomes exponentially worse if they refuse to seek treatment and their […]

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