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Legal, finances, life skills, wellness and community.

Experiencing a major life change such as divorce is challenging. The Guide to Good Divorce℠ is a self-empowerment program and seminar designed to help you successfully navigate this transition to “your next best life.”In our opinion, knowledge is empowering. And each woman going through divorce has unique needs beyond securing the services of a divorce attorney. The Guide to Good Divorce℠ was created to provide you with vital information and resources you can use throughout the divorce process to learn and grow.

We have identified five very important areas that all women going through divorce should consider. We call them The Five Keys to a fuller, happier, and healthier life. They include the legal aspects of divorce, finances, life skills, wellness, and community.

Las Cinco Claves para tu Próxima Mejor Vida
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Engage In Divorce Financial Planning

One of the most important aspects of the divorce process involves finances. For starters, you must gain a clear understanding of your finances, and how decisions made during the divorce process will impact the rest of your life. Here are some additional issues to consider:

  • What happens to the family home?
  • What about pensions and social security benefits?
  • What about dividing retirement plans?
  • What are taxable and non-taxable assets?
  • What about executive benefit plans such as stock options and restricted stocks?
  • What are the tax implications of your divorce?

Then, you should develop a financial plan for the future with regard to income, expenses, assets, and investments.

The financial component of divorce can get complicated. You may benefit from the advice and counsel of someone beyond the experience and training of a divorce attorney. You may also want the help of a financial planning expert with knowledge of divorce rules who can help calculate an equitable division of assets based on individual circumstances.

Engage In Divorce Financial Planning

One of the most important aspects of the divorce process involves finances. For starters, you must gain a clear understanding of your finances, and how decisions made during the divorce process will impact the rest of your life. Here are some additional issues to consider:

  • What happens to the family home?
  • What about pensions and social security benefits?
  • What about dividing retirement plans?
  • What are taxable and non-taxable assets?
  • What about executive benefit plans such as stock options and restricted stocks?
  • What are the tax implications of your divorce?

Then, you should develop a financial plan for the future with regard to income, expenses, assets, and investments.

The financial component of divorce can get complicated. You may benefit from the advice and counsel of someone beyond the experience and training of a divorce attorney. You may also want the help of a financial planning expert with knowledge of divorce rules who can help calculate an equitable division of assets based on individual circumstances.

Gain New Life Skills

Your lifestyle is likely to change dramatically following divorce. Now is the time to think about and plan for what lies ahead. Your future is in your hands and, maybe for the first time in your life, you have the freedom to pursue long-forgotten dreams or goals. How will you support yourself? Maybe it’s time to get that master’s degree. You may have always wanted to open a bed-and-breakfast in the Texas Hill Country, move to the mountains, visit remote regions of Asia or teach school. Whatever your dreams, now is the time to plan and prepare for how you will make them a reality.

Gain New Life Skills

Your lifestyle is likely to change dramatically following divorce. Now is the time to think about and plan for what lies ahead. Your future is in your hands and, maybe for the first time in your life, you have the freedom to pursue long-forgotten dreams or goals. How will you support yourself? Maybe it’s time to get that master’s degree. You may have always wanted to open a bed-and-breakfast in the Texas Hill Country, move to the mountains, visit remote regions of Asia or teach school. Whatever your dreams, now is the time to plan and prepare for how you will make them a reality.

Practice Wellness

Many women focus on their husbands and families for much of their lives. As you begin to transition through divorce, now is the time to focus on yourself and your needs – physical, psychological and spiritual. Allow yourself time to adjust, to heal, to begin again. As you move out of divorce, think of this time as an opportunity to experiment and try new things. Try a new hairstyle and maybe a new hair color. Take a painting class. Update your wardrobe with some new pieces. Sign up for a yoga class or get a personal trainer. It also is a great time to clean closets and donate what you no longer want. Out with the old and in with the new — you!

Practice Wellness

Many women focus on their husbands and families for much of their lives. As you begin to transition through divorce, now is the time to focus on yourself and your needs – physical, psychological and spiritual. Allow yourself time to adjust, to heal, to begin again. As you move out of divorce, think of this time as an opportunity to experiment and try new things. Try a new hairstyle and maybe a new hair color. Take a painting class. Update your wardrobe with some new pieces. Sign up for a yoga class or get a personal trainer. It also is a great time to clean closets and donate what you no longer want. Out with the old and in with the new — you!

Create New Communities

Some of your “couple” friends may or may not make the transition with you through divorce, so plan now to look for opportunities to make new friends. Your church or place of worship may offer events and activities for singles. Another good idea is reaching out and reconnecting with old friends. There is also the whole world of online dating if that sparks your interest.

Create New Communities

Some of your “couple” friends may or may not make the transition with you through divorce, so plan now to look for opportunities to make new friends. Your church or place of worship may offer events and activities for singles. Another good idea is reaching out and reconnecting with old friends. There is also the whole world of online dating if that sparks your interest.

Be empowered and learn how to successfully navigate through divorce to a healthier and happier life.