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- Denis Waitley

Family Law and Estate Planning Blog

How to Have A Good Divorced Relationship

For many couples, divorcing each other is just one more step in a contentious, unhappy relationship.  For others, divorce is a sad experience shared by two people who wish each other well, but who simply came to realization that they were not well-suited. If you and your soon-to-be or now-ex spouse are lucky enough to […]

Dating (Again) Tips for the Newly Divorced

It can be extremely daunting for the newly single to face the idea of dating again. Divorce can leave you feeling disillusioned and intimidated, and if you were married for a long time, you may feel ill-equipped to make small talk and do the whole “get to know each other” routine yet again. But there […]

Estate Issues To Consider During Divorce

According to Fairfax divorce attorney Lisa McDevitt, there are several changes an individual may wish to make to their estate plans when they divorce their spouse. “One of the things you should check is if you need to rewrite your power of attorney,” says McDevitt. “Your divorce may not invalidate your will, but may invalidate […]

Use Your Financial Smarts After Divorce

For women who are already wealthy, divorce only helped their financial portfolio. According to a survey by Spectem Group, 62 percent of women who reported a net worth of $1 million or more stated that they felt they were better off financially after they were divorced. That feedback is supported by a Pew Research Center […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Should Be Yea-Round Notes Fairfax Attorney

October was National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but awareness should be year-round. And though most think of a “battered wife” or girlfriend when they think of domestic violence, both men and women, and both same-sex and opposite-sex relationships, can experience domestic violence. And while domestic violence awareness continues to grow in the U.S., the numbers […]

Updates Needed to Outdated Parenting Laws

In Michigan, there is a custody battle based on the mother’s marital status at the time of birth. The battle has launched major changes and a new law which may help the child’s father gain custody. According to Daniel Quinn, in 2006, he was dating a woman who told him she was divorced. She became […]

Octogenarians Remarry After Being Divorced for 40 Years

Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any stranger, two 85-year-olds are remarrying after being divorced for over 40 years. When the couple was first married, they were just teens. The groom was a bellhop and just starting a military career. They had no wedding reception; they simply went home after being married by a […]

Gray Divorce On The Rise

Though overall divorce rates are dropping, the number annulments and divorces in Virginia for ages 55 to 64 have doubled from 20 years ago, according to Bowling Green State University. The divorce rate for this older age group is now “triple that of their parents,” according to the New York State Bar Association Journal. “Gray […]