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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 12th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 3: PRO-SE DISSOLUTION

A pro se divorce will usually be the most time and cost effective, as pro se is the Latin term for “on behalf of themselves.” Candidates for this style of divorce often will have neither children nor property issues. In addition, these couples are mature in their decision making,

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 10th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

PART 2:  THE INITIAL STEPS

Once you have decided with certainty that a divorce is in your best interest, I recommend three imperative initial steps:

  1. Back off from social media
  2. Begin to document, document, document
  3. Consult with an attorney

The first step is essential!

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A DIVORCE

January 5th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

PART 1:  In December, I focused upon the nature of marital discord that often erupts predictably over the holiday season. Often, however, couples resume an acceptable relational equilibrium as the holidays recede and a new year proceeds. Thus, the intended pursuit of a divorce is halted, and couples recognize they were simply experiencing the Holiday False Alarm Syndrome,

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DECEMBER’S FOCUS: DO YOU REALLY WANT A DIVORCE?

January 3rd, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 8: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

I have spent the month of December focusing upon the not-so-uncommon malaise of the Holiday False Alarm Syndrome, which predictably rears its ugly head each year in many households. And–not unlike Shakespeare’s Richard the III’s complaint of “now is the winter of our discontent”–many couples feel like war-weary veterans,

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DECEMBER’S FOCUS: DO YOU REALLY WANT A DIVORCE

December 29th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 7: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

Now that Christmas and Hanukkah are behind us, and New Year’s Day 2017 is fast approaching, many couples who experience annual stress-related marital holiday issues will resume breathing more deeply and much easier once again. As the well-known predictors of too many expectations and not enough sleep subside (coupled with too much food and alcohol and not enough exercise and quiet meditation/prayer time),

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DECEMBER’S FOCUS: DO YOU REALLY WANT A DIVORCE?

December 22nd, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 6: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

I have been focusing upon the (sometimes) surprising questionnaire responses I receive from couples who come to me for a divorce consultation. My last blog revealed some examples of unforeseen marital issues that had come to light in some couples’ sessions.

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