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First Weeks

What You Need Now: Women Share their Tips for Getting Through the First Weeks and Months

A lot of us describe the very same feeling.  In the weeks following a crisis, life slows down.  Suddenly the very air around you changes to some other viscous substance.  Reality becomes so heightened it feels like there is space between the seconds.  Every color...

Getting Through It: A Story About Fashion

Sometimes, the oddest things can get you through The first weeks after our decision to separate, I walked around in a stunned, anxious limbo.  I moved through the necessary parts of each day-getting kids to school, buying groceries, visiting the doctor, the lawyer,...

Filing for Divorce

Alyssa Ann Rower Family Law Attorney, Rower LLC alyssa.rower@gmail.com Q:  What EXACTLY does it mean to “file for divorce” and when should I be doing this? A:  While there isn’t just one way to proceed in a divorce case and your particular path will depend on your...

Get a Grip on Your Finances

Need a road map to getting your finances in order? Our experts Ani Mason and Alyssa Rower discuss what you need to know as you head into divorce. Budgeting Typical questions that may arise in a divorce process include: What did I spend during my marriage? What will my...

10 Pre-Divorce Moves Every Woman Should Make

When I realized I was facing divorce 8 years ago, I knew that I needed to take action and had big decisions to make. But I was the first in my social circle to split and had no friends to turn to for advice or even a good attorney referral. That led me to start...

Coping

Don’t Twist My Lug Nuts (or How to Really Change A Tire)

Tire tricks for solo travelers Summer is here, and for those of us traveling the highways as women alone, or alone with kids, its good to be prepared for the unexpected. Since my husband moved out, I've had three flat tires, er, make that three opportunities to learn...

Divorce and the Family Car

Starting this week, I’m in hiding from Audi financial services. They’re coming after me, I know, because I’m on the lam with their property; their 2010 Audi A6  wagon to be precise. I was supposed to turn it in two months ago. I would never do this to Avis or Hertz,...

So, You Got the House! Three First Steps to Keeping it (Standing)

Phew. Except, now you are the only one responsible for not only making the payments on it, but for keeping it up! And we’re not talking about sweeping the kitchen floor.  We’re talking water heater, boiler, roof flashing, gutter cleaning, pest prevention, and...

Getting Through It: A Story About Fashion

Sometimes, the oddest things can get you through The first weeks after our decision to separate, I walked around in a stunned, anxious limbo.  I moved through the necessary parts of each day-getting kids to school, buying groceries, visiting the doctor, the lawyer,...

A Barter Life

At my first job, as a summer sales clerk at a hippy boutique, I befriended a woman coworker, who it was whispered, traveled the world by private plane.  This was hard to figure, given that we both made less than $200 a week selling tie- dyed t-shirts.  I asked her...

Parenting

Don’t Be The Toxic Parent This Season

Do You  find yourself doing any of the following? Make your children choose between you and your ex? Argue with the other parent in front of your child? Use your child as a messenger or mediator? Speak badly about the other parent to a relative, friend or...

When Your Co-Parent Suffers From Mental Illness or Addiction (Video)

Video shorts feature excerpts from our UNtied panel events. In this short: how to co-parent when your ex suffers from addiction how to co-parent when you ex suffers from mental illness how to co-parent with an uncooperative ex-spouse co-parenting when your ex has...

Giving Power Back to Parents

The majority of couples who choose to settle their divorce outside of litigation - whether they do so in mediation, Collaborative Law or a more traditional, out-of-court negotiation - are motivated to avoid litigation by a concern for how it could impact their...

Co-Parenting- Get it In Writing!

Divorce is it’s own difficult but necessary ordeal to go through when a marriage no longer works. Add kids to the mix and there is a whole other layer of decisions to go through. While divorce is final, parenting is an ever-changing landscape that ties you to your ex...

How to Co-Parent After Your Divorce (Video)

Video shorts feature excerpts from our UNtied panel events. In this short: how to co-parent with your ex how to develop a parenting plan how to create clear rules for both parents tips for reducing conflict with your ex around co-parenting Speakers: Jessica Rothberg,...

New Love

Excellent Excerpt: What Is Love? Love Is An Action

Excerpt from Susan J. Elliott's Getting Past Your Breakup When I’ve asked my clients, seminar students, and my blog readers what is the single most helpful thing I’ve said to them, “Love is an action” is in the top three on most lists.  It’s what you do, not what you...

Got Questions on Post-Marital Dating? Ask Ursula Knot!

Dear Ursula, My new boyfriend and I get along fine, I guess, but our pheromones don't. I like his body, I just don't like his smell. I especially don't like the way it kind of sticks to me after we've spent the night together. What's the deal with pheromones anyway?...

We Asked the Founders of a new Dating Website for the Inside Scoop:

Unlike most online dating website and apps, Coffee Meets Bagel was founded by women.  They are  three sisters, in fact, who set out to create a more female friendly website that advertises quality not quantity.  CMB offers only one, carefully vetted match proposition...

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Thank you for creating a safe space for women in the different stages of divorce to share, support, and learn from each other. For many of us, there is no community to turn to for support. Of course, our friends and loved ones reach out to comfort us, but connecting with others going through similar experiences is invaluable.

Rochelle

I got my lawyer through UNtied! I was totally clueless about collaborative divorce before going to one of your panels. UNtied saved me a lot of time, pain and money. Eternally grateful!
Nancy

At a moment when I was in complete shock, stunned and had absolutely no idea how to proceed, it was enormously comforting and helpful to have a group of brilliant women to turn to, each of whom had suggestions, and stories. Knowing you are not alone is big!
Liz