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Divorce after the holidays

Divorce is never an easy decision, and it can be even harder when it’s made after the holidays. The holiday season is usually a time when families come together, and facing the break up of a family unit can be overwhelming. For some couples, the holidays may be the final straw in an unhappy marriage. Being away from work and daily routines can provide couples with the time and space they need to evaluate their relationship. Many considering divorce use the holiday season as a sort of ‘final goodbye’ to a relationship they know is coming to an end.

Hope is Not a Strategy

During an initial consultation, I often sit across the conference room table from a person struggling with deciding whether to divorce. There is no question that divorce is a major disruptor to the status quo, and they are wise to be seeking answers to questions of “what happens if…”  For many people, part of this painful…