So, you’ve been dumped. Or maybe you are the dump-er. Doesn’t matter. If you are reading this page, chances are you are in the throes of a break-up. You’ve come to the right place.
The Gutsy Girls Guide to Getting Divorced is a totally one-of-a-kind, fun, informative read for those who refuse to let the end of their relationship become the end of the world.
What this blog is not: This blog is not a purely legal, how-to guide, mainly because that would be boring. After representing hundreds of women in various stages of tears and turmoil, I realized my cold, hard legal advice was only part of what they needed. Just as women themselves are wives, mothers, sisters, co-workers and friends, the very process of divorce is multidimensional. Divorce has a before, during and, most assuredly, an after. Handing out signed divorce decrees like candy, I’d say, “Here’s your signed judgment of divorce, Betty, suitable for framing!” trying to add a little levity to a serious situation. Almost invariably, “Betty” would look at me and say, “Great. Thanks. Um, now what do I do?”
That’s when the epiphany happened. As a busy lawyer – and divorced woman myself with a career, people who depend on me and a life outside the law, I realized navigating my clients through the legal wrangling of divorce was a big part of the process, but not everything there is to it. I was, in actuality, leaving my clients incomplete. It was as if I were teaching them how to dive into deep water, yet never teaching them how to swim.
The Gutsy Girls Guide to Getting Divorced answers the “Um, now what do I do?” question by preparing and empowering you as we go along. Together. Me and you. Laughing, crying, and most importantly, giving you the emotional tools you need to live a life – a better than you ever imagined life — after the break-up.
I’ll say it another way. The end of your relationship can be the beginning of a terrific new you. It’s time to learn how to swim. Let’s begin, shall we?