Divorce Articles

Overall advice

Does it matter who files for divorce first?
Can filing for divorce first help your case? Find out the advantages and disadvantages so you know what will work best for you.

5 important questions to ask your family law attorney
One of the best ways to find the right family lawyer for your divorce is to ask the right questions before you hire one.

Divorce forms & divorce kits: Do-it-yourself guidance
A list of all the basic forms you'll need to start a divorce case. Free parenting plan template.

Divorce settlements

How to write a divorce settlement agreement
Your divorce settlement agreement is one of the most important documents you'll create in your lifetime. Here's what you need to know to start on one.

Uncontested divorce
Divorce doesn't have to be contentious. Most spouses reach an agreement and turn it in to the court to get an uncontested divorce.

Divorce process

The divorce process step-by-step
If you want to end your marriage, you must go through the divorce process. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare accordingly.

Divorcing with kids

Negative & positive effects of divorce on children
Divorce effects every child differently. Find out how your divorce could impact your child and what you can do to help them cope.

The worst age for divorce for children
Divorce affects every child differently. Is there an age when it is particularly tough for the child? A look at children's typical reactions by age.

How to help a child deal with divorce
Divorce can take a big toll on children. They'll need your help to cope with the changes that come along with it. Find out how you can support your child.

5 tips for parents when divorce is inevitable
Does it look like you and your spouse are destined for divorce? If you have children, you'll want to read the tips provided by top family lawyers.

12 considerations for divorce with kids
Divorcing parents need to protect their children from the brunt of the breakup. Here are 12 considerations you don't want to overlook.

Special circumstances

Birdnesting divorce: Co-parenting in the same house
Birdnesting tasks parents with moving in and out of one home instead of the children traveling between two. Could you live under the same roof as your ex?

How to get a skeptical spouse to the mediation table
If your spouse isn't so sure about divorce mediation, you can convince them to give it a try with these suggestions.

Divorcing a narcissist & getting child custody
The strategies and tools you need when divorcing a narcissist and going to court for child custody. Communication tips, the evidence you need and more.