Posts Categorized: Divorce

Appeals Court Reverses Prenuptial Agreement

A New York mother has made headlines after an appeals court overturned an odd prenuptial agreement with her millionaire husband. Elizabeth Cioffi-Petrakis, 39, said the prenup she agreed to before she got married stood to leave her with almost nothing.  After a lengthy court battle, Cioffi-Petrakis was able to convince an appeals court that not… [...]

5 Ways to Avoid Divorce

Divorces come in all shapes and sizes.  Some divorces are the accumulation of hundreds of small events over the years, while others are the result of a major incident.  Recently, the Huffington Post surveyed 100 couples about what constitutes a “dealbreaker” in marriage.  Below are the top five things each couple should avoid if they… [...]

5 Steps for Introducing Your New Partner to Your Children

Divorce usually takes an emotional toll on all involved.  While you may feel happy or encouraged by your fresh start, the separation of their mother and father can be extremely hard on kids.  While everyone deserves to be happy, it’s important to properly address your children’s emotional state before jumping back into the dating pool. … [...]

Man Ordered to Tell Women He’s a Deadbeat Dad

Wisconsin has seen its fair share of odd child support cases in the past few months.  In December we wrote about a Wisconsin father who was ordered to stop having more children until he could prove that he could provide for the nine children he’s already fathered.  Today, we’ve learned about a Wisconsin judge who… [...]

Divorce isn’t the End – President’s Day Edition

Some people believe that a divorce will tarnish their image or define who they are as a person.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth, and Ronald Reagan proved that when he became the first divorced person to be elected president in 1980. Reagan met his first wife in 1938 while acting in the film… [...]

How to Handle Your First Valentine’s Day after Divorce

February 14th goes by a lot of different names, such as: Valentine’s Day Anti-Valentine’s Day National Singles’ Awareness Day While Valentine’s Day may be tough for people regardless of their relationship status, it can be particularly difficult for someone who is experiencing the day for the first time as a divorcee. The thought of spending… [...]

Minnesota Judge Puts Children First

The following article has been around for over 10 years, but its message is so powerful that we wanted to share it on our blog. In 2001, Judge Michael Haas presided over a difficult and particularly nasty divorce case.  He felt that the two parties were so angry with one another that they were neglecting… [...]