Posts Tagged "Separation"

Legal Separation

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Healthy Separation and/or Divorce Counseling | Comments Off on Legal Separation

An easy way to describe a legal separation is to compare it to limbo. A couple isn’t quite together anymore, but they aren’t divorced either. Entering into this agreement means taking many things into consideration, such as if one party will be moving out and how that might affect what is awarded in a divorce. Even if you are legally separated, you could still be faulted for past-due rent or utilities. Freeze any joint credit accounts to avoid any run-ins with debt you could be faulted for. Finally, as with any move, pack up important personal items, clothing, toiletries, and other household...

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Marriage Separation and Consequences

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Healthy Separation and/or Divorce Counseling | Comments Off on Marriage Separation and Consequences

For any couples considering divorce, there are a number of helpful steps to take beforehand that can either help the relationship or make the transition to divorced life easier for both parties. Legal separation allows couples to live separately while remaining married, but a trial separation may come first before a more formal agreement. Working with both a marriage counselor and an attorney will help the couple enter into an agreement, either a separation or a divorce, that is as positive and beneficial as possible. Finally, it is important to check with state laws regarding separation to...

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Planning Ahead for Your Separation

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Healthy Separation and/or Divorce Counseling | Comments Off on Planning Ahead for Your Separation

Maybe a marriage separation has been on your horizon for some time now. But before you call the moving company and find a separate living space, there are important situations to plan for. First, try figuring out a budget for your single life and what you would need to do to support yourself (and your children if need be). Work out who the children will stay with and any visitation agreements, as well as for events such as holidays or after school. Be sure to set ground rules for communicating with each other, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Parents, friends, and counselors can all...

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Secrets to Surviving Your Marriage Separation

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Healthy Separation and/or Divorce Counseling | Comments Off on Secrets to Surviving Your Marriage Separation

We all know that divorce rates are high these days. In fact, over half of marriages today now end in divorce. Couples are learning that a trial separation before divorce can actually help spare the marriage from divorce, by giving each individual time alone to think about the relationship. Even though separation can help overall, it can be a tough step to take. While separated, don’t forget to be kind to each other and take as much time as you need to be alone. Reconnect with friends and family for support, and allow yourself to reflect on the best way to move forward in a healthy way. Read...

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Starting With Separation

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Healthy Separation and/or Divorce Counseling | Comments Off on Starting With Separation

A marriage separation does not always have to be the final death rattle to a relationship. In fact, if you manage it right, a separation can be a tool for either helping to fix the marriage or to create a smoother split between two partners. Before you make the split, it is important to set ground rules about issues such as the frequency of your communication and how you will communicate. When you communicate, make sure you communicate effectively and really talk about your issues in a productive and healthy manner. Take time to really consider your marriage and your goals for yourself and...

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