Your Brilliant Future Awaits

“The only constant in life is change”. And there is no question that the end of a relationship is a huge change. But what if instead of fearing all the change in your post-relationship life, you embrace the opportunities?! What if you shift your perspective…? Continue

Common Law and Property Equalization

When a marriage is dissolved, each partner is entitled to share one half of the increase in value of their family property and must also share in the losses amassed while they were married. Any increase in the value of property owned by one spouse during the time the couple was married must legally be equalized. When it comes to common law and property equalization, not all things are exactly equal. Continue

Your Credit Rating: The Value of a Good Reputation

There’s an ancient Roman saying that a good reputation is more valuable than money. When it comes to becoming financially independent after a divorce, this rings especially true. A strong credit reputation will play a big part in your ability to establish credit in your own name post-divorce, including obtaining credit cards, securing mortgage financing for a new home, or even for renting an apartment. Continue

Is January Really Considered “Divorce Month”?

We know January as a time for ringing in the New Year, having snowball fights, and checking out the clearance holiday sales. It is a chilly month, and apparently not only in terms of temperature. January is statistically the biggest month for official divorces. In fact, there are about one-third more filings during January and at least this much of an increase in consultations with a lawyer compared to other months. Why? Continue

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
– Walt Whitman