The High’s, Low’s and Roles…

Thom’s Travels- Spring Break Edition, Part 2 This years Spring Break trip had a lot of special significance. We returned to the place where my daughter first learned to ski

Motivational Monday

Get Motivated – “Take out the trash of your past.” Thomism No. 72 Going through and living past a divorce is hard. But, You can do this. Keep breathing and keep moving on. To help you on your journey consider joining our weekly Thursday email. This includes one complete article,

Touchup and Paint

“So you been broken and you been hurt, Show me somebody who ain’t. Yeah, I know I ain’t nobody’s bargain But, hell, a little touchup And a little paint…” Bruce Springsteen, Human Touch I’ve had the sorry misfortune of rehabbing several houses. They all seemed like good ideas at the

Frequently Asked Questions about Spousal Support

What is spousal support? Also known as alimony, spousal support refers to the payment that is made by one spouse to another following divorce. The payment is intended to maintain

When Can I End Spousal Maintenance Early?

Many divorces leave people with a variety of financial obligations including dividing property, splitting retirement benefits, assigning life insurance proceeds, spousal maintenance, and child support. Maintenance, better known as alimony, is a relatively common financial responsibility, particularly for longer marriages or when there is a disparity between the two party’s incomes

Wednesday’s Tipping Point- Separation vs. Divorce

QUESTION: My spouse and I are considering a separation, possibly a divorce. What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce? ANSWER: In your question, you have used three terms for changes in a marriage:   •   Separation •   Legal Separation •   Divorce   “Separation” simply means living apart. You

5 Must-Tell Messages to Prepare the Kids for Your Divorce

One of the most difficult conversations any parent will ever have is telling their children about their pending divorce. I know first-hand because many years ago I went through the

Have to deal with your ex this Spring Break?

Here are some ways to cope.. Spring break should be all about spending time with your friends and family, travelling and clearing your mind with relaxation therapies. You finally get to see many people you’ve missed and talk about everything happened since you’ve been away from each other. But what

Not Knowing Will Hurt, Harm and Suck The Very Life Out of Your Child

Not knowing the evidence will hurt your child. (and you) I have a brilliant sister whose name is Penny. It is a great British name. I call her Nelope.  Nelope attended the same undergraduate college as I did in Virginia. Both of us had attended summer school so that we