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Getting Involved and Moving On

I am sitting in a room at the gym my girls are coming to for gymnastics and tumbling and thinking about how far I have come over the last couple of years. While with my narcissist I was unable to afford to put my kids in any sports because the money was never...

Searching for a home, taking classes, and moving from surviving to thriving.

In the last couple of months, I have been getting my ducks in a row to have a more stable environment for my children where they each have their own space and feel safe. I started by signing up for a class in my community where I have learned about programs to assist...

How do you respond to legal threats?

I tell my clients when they worry about their toxic partners filing some kind of legal action, not to worry until they are served papers. Narcissists like to give empty threats about something you fear the most in order to gain more control over you. If yours was the...

Two Minutes and Forty-Two Seconds I will never get back

This summer has flown by, which is odd because summer seemed to have taken forever before, but not in a good way. I just remember dreading the summer. The kids would be home and getting and keeping things cleaned around the house was damn near impossible and I knew...

Why it’s Important to Have Courtroom Confidence.

When you finally decide to leave your toxic partner it is usually before you have had a chance to heal. This makes having confidence in court difficult to find but it is one of the most important. From across the isle, your narc still tries to abuse you. They know the...

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Understanding Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation has become a more affordable and ‘harmonious’ way to deal with one’s divorce. But not all divorce cases are meant for divorce mediation. In cases where you have an abusive spouse, the safety that the Court may provide would be recommended. When you...

Preparation for Child Custody Court Ordered Mediation

In child custody disputes, mediators can help collect information about each parent and organize this information in a useful way. During mediation, all aspects of both parents can be taken into consideration, including childhood, past divorces, past history, parent’s...

Enforcing Orders: Can it be done?

When divorcing your narcissist something I hear a lot about from clients is, "How do you get the court to enforce an order?" Something to remember is that the order is just a piece of paper and if you want to try to enforce it you would have to revisit the case in...

Divorce and Hidden Assets

Hiding Assets is not the norm in divorce proceedings, but it does happen - and narcissists are often guilty of such manipulation. In this article, we'll teach you how to find out if your spouse has hidden assets in preparation for a divorce. There is no way to know in...

Divorce and Alimony Formula

How do you determine what amount of alimony is paid in divorce? People are always asking, "what is the alimony formula?" Well, there really is no set alimony formula for divorce. This is in complete contrast to child support, which is decided based upon a specific...

Divorce: Tips to Get Through and Beat the Stress

Going through a divorce can leave you angry, in grief and filled with mixed emotions. In other words, it can be a time of intense stress. During this period you may feel like your life is falling apart. However, the end of a marriage can be the beginning of personal...

Divorce: How to Do-It-Yourself

There are some things in life you will surely enjoy doing yourself: building a birdcage, making a sand castle, maybe even something as ambitious as buying a house. But self-filing for divorce can really be a headache if you don't know what you're getting yourself...

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