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5 Tips for Successful Single Parenting

It isn’t divorce that hurts our children, it is how we handle divorce that does. It is important to remember that while you are divorcing your spouse, your children are not. Children want and need both parents in their lives. Having strong and secure bonds with each parent…

Holidays for Divorcing Parents

Start Over Smart is excited to be joining forces with Stacy Marcus, CDFA, CFEI, Founder of Women Investing Now (WIN) to host a series of workshops in 2016 on the financial, legal and emotional aspects of divorce. More information on this TBA. Please enjoy this article provided by…

Mediation For Divorce

Nicole had the opportunity to contribute to an article ‘Mediation For Divorce’ on divorcingadvice.com. Her advice, 3. Create a Budget: “A budget will give you a good idea of what you spend and on what, as most people have no clue! This is an empowering moment — you can…

Divorce Night Event and Featured in Real Simple

Featured on Real Simple Please check out the podcast below on Real Simple where Francine talks with two women about their real life situations where they were able to have a “good divorce”. Divorce is never easy, but it is possible to have a healthy and positive outcome. Hope…

How to find Emotional Peace Post Divorce

We too often see men and woman continue to feel overwhelmed and stressed out even after the papers have been signed. There is a lot you can do to bring peace back into your life…here area few tips we can offer: 1. Focus on being happy and building…

Financially Preparing For Divorce

When you are contemplating divorce it is very important to be financially prepared for what lies ahead. Here are some tips to make sure you avoid common mistakes! 1. You can never be sure of the final cost and length of your divorce, so make sure you set…

SOS Rules For Dating After Divorce!

Getting ready to go out on a date this weekend for Valentine’s Day? We put together some rules to help guide you this weekend and on any dates going forward. Rules for dating after divorce are important and so very different then the rules pre-marriage. If you go…

New Year, Fresh Start

Whether you’re newly divorced or considering initiating a divorce, a new year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start. Divorce is a significant life altering event, so it’s important to focus on making the change a positive one. Ready for a new beginning in 2015? Consider the…

Divorced Parents: Who Needs to Know

Divorce can be a confusing time for both you and your children. Once a child is aware of its happening, they may begin to express themselves differently. To offer them the support and guidance they might need throughout the entirety of their day, there are some important people…

Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is here and while many people are preparing to share what they are most thankful for, your thoughts may be elsewhere. If you have recently gone through, are going through, or are contemplating a divorce, you may not be feeling as thankful as you once did…