You Sent an Email You Definitely Should Not Have Sent to Your Ex. Now What?

The invention of email has truly made it easier for us to communicate, but as many a politician can attest, it can also make life very complicated. Most of us have had the experience of hitting the “send” button on an ill-advised email, only to feel instant regret and utter helplessness. Perhaps you’ve sent one of those emails to your ex recently—maybe a hateful diatribe for forgetting the kids, or in a momentary Read More

Social Media Etiquette for the Newly Separated or Divorced

As with so many other aspects of modern life, the emergence of social media has had a huge impact on relationships—more specifically, the end of relationships. In fact, as CNBC reports, multiple studies have consistently linked social media use with an increase in divorce rates. Social media can also create complications for couples in the process of separating as battling lawyers look for dirt. Divorce Magazine even Read More

Fundraiser For Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury in Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Freed Marcroft is proud to sponsor a fundraiser to benefit Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, Inc. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Domestic Violence affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. In the United States, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. The need for safe housing and the economic Read More

What are the Big Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce?

Here in Connecticut, the law provides several options for divorcing couples who wish to avoid the high cost and stress of litigation. Two of the most popular alternatives—mediation and collaborative divorce—can work very well when both spouses come to the table with a cooperative spirit. The American Bar Association reports that 86 percent of collaborative divorce cases are successful. For mediated cases, the success Read More

5 Podcasts to Reboot Your Confidence After a Divorce

For people going through a divorce, or who have recently been through one, it’s never too early to start thinking about the future. Divorce can signify a fresh new start filled with possibility. How do you hit the “reset” button and regain the confidence to live a full, rich life again—or for the first time? The following five podcasts each deal with various aspects of the recovery timeline and may be helpful as Read More

5 Parenting Back to School Tips After Your Separation or Divorce

The back-to-school season often comes with a mixed feeling of nerves and excitement. When a recent separation or divorce is in the picture, a range of stronger emotions can often join the fray—for both you and your children. Keep these post-divorce parenting tips in mind to help your kids adjust while they settle into the school spirit. 1) Plan ahead for questions. When your kids get back to school, they may Read More

5 Things to Think About If You are Considering Divorce

Have you been thinking about divorce? With kids, finances, and highly-charged emotions in the mix, it's hardly a straightforward decision. Only you can know whether divorce is right for you, but you may need some guidance to steer you towards the right decision. Keep these questions in mind before you plan your next steps. 1) Has an outside stressor put unreasonable strain on your relationship? If you feel Read More

Getting Back On Your Feet: 4 Tips on How to Go Back to School After a Divorce

Once you get past the initial hurdles of divorce, you have a wonderful opportunity for a fresh start. That can mean different things for different people—whether it's new relationships, career changes, or a renewed commitment to your friends and family. If you were primarily a stay-at-home parent during marriage, or if you're simply preparing to rejoin the workforce after a long hiatus, it can also mean a return Read More

What Should an Effective Cohabitation Agreement Between Unmarried Couples Contain?

Prenups aren't just for married couples. Unmarried couples can get in on the legal action with a contract of their own, called a “cohabitation agreement.” While it may seem like an unromantic document to some, it can be an excellent estate planning tool and an excellent way to resolve disputes down the road. Make sure you include these elements in your cohabitation agreement to make sure it's as effective and Read More

Post-Divorce Matters: How to Make Your Resume Stand Out After Being Out of the Workforce for Some Time

Looking to rejoin the workforce after a long hiatus? It can be intimidating, especially for recently divorced people, to apply for new jobs after you've been a stay-at-home spouse for many years. If you think it's time to dust off the old resume and make some changes, consider these tips to make the most out of your application. Your Resume Format First off, you'll want to consider the format or style of your Read More