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What Happens After Divorce Papers are Filed?

January 8, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

Divorced Girl Smiling received an email from a guy basically saying, “I got served divorce papers! Now what?!” So, I thought I'd write about what happens after divorce papers are filed. My first piece of advice for what happens after divorce p...

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Advice For Going Back To Work After 10 Years

January 5, 2020 . Gretchen Hydo

From a reader: What happens when you get divorced and because of finances, you have to go back to work? I have 3 young kids and am going back to work after 10 years. I don't know what I am qualified to do now, what I want to do, or who would want me....

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What Getting Ripped Off Made Me Realize About Divorce Anger

January 2, 2020 . Jackie Pilossoph

I felt like this story would help those facing divorce anger and bitterness. One would think that after spending almost 20 years living in downtown Chicago it would be unlikely that I fall victim to a scam. Not the case. A few years ago,  I took ...

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Can I Get Divorced Without A Lawyer?

December 27, 2019 . Karen Covy

A reader asked: “Can I get divorced without a lawyer? My husband and I agree on almost everything in our divorce. All we really have is a house (…and a lot of debt!) I’m going to keep the house and refinance it in my name. My husband lost his j...

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Feeling Sad On Christmas or Hanukkah? Focus On These Three Things

December 24, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

I have a special message for those feeling sad on Christmas or Hanukkah this year. Maybe you're going through a divorce, or maybe you are already divorced and you're just feeling lonely this year. Maybe your ex has the kids and that's causing you pai...

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