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Tessmer Tips / 11.11.2014

Divorcing Mom Tip #4: Don’t participate in Text Wars. This can be a tough one, but a simple text can come back to haunt you later. If you lose your temper and send a nasty message telling your soon to be ex exactly what you think of him...

Tessmer Tips / 11.11.2014

Divorcing Mom Tip #3: Once the divorce process has begun, make every effort you can to reach an agreement on every issue you can. Learn to compromise on the little things. Decide what issues are absolute deal breakers. What issues are weighing on your heart and are most important to you? It's vital that you choose these and realize getting worked up and fighting about every little thing is going to cost you not just financially, but emotionally. Remember that as the divorce process drags on and on, you will become wearier. The more you can agree on, the better....

Tessmer Tips / 11.11.2014

Divorcing Mom Tip #2: Consult an attorney right away. Arm yourself with as much information as you can. Learn what your rights are, how division of property works, what options you will have concerning your home, belongings and custody/visitation for your children. It never hurts to just have the information, but in the case a divorce is actually filed, you will want Temporary Orders in place, especially with regard to your children. An attorney can explain the importance of this to you and how it will protect you in the months to come....

Tessmer Tips / 11.11.2014

Back in June, we posted Tessmer Tips for Divorcing Dads. In the interest of fair play, we now bring you Tessmer Tips for Divorcing Moms. If you missed Divorcing Dads, don’t worry! We will run them again soon. Divorcing Mom Tip #1: Think about your finances early in the process. If you see your marriage heading for an eventual divorce, start planning EARLY so that you have the means to support yourself and your children once he leaves. We see it over and over again; you simply cannot rely on his promise of continued support during the divorce process. Even the...