“The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce”

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Chapter 4 Intro … for you.

“Divorce Coaching” 

The Divorce Coach is an emerging concept

that has been created to meet the need.

Across America, the divorce coach is quickly becoming

the new smart tool

for those who find themselves in the journey of divorce.

At Divorce Buddys, we are recognized as Certified Divorce Coaches.

We are inspired to guide women through the journey of divorce.

We think it through with you.

We explain the divorce process and discuss the variety of options.

We know the business-side of divorce.

We empower women to become well-informed regarding

the complexities of divorce.

The considerations, the options and how to avoid potential costly detours.

We prepare you with key-information ahead of time at a fraction

of the cost.

We agree that the lawyer leads the legal process.

We recognize that the lawyer is specially trained and educated to perform the legal

protocol as well as being especially skilled to handle the court filings and the document

creation.  The lawyer is knowledgeable to document complex issues including child

custody concerns, division of assets and division of debts.

The lawyer is known to conduct his/her business with a professional business-like

manner while processing the legal matters with the court on behalf of his/her client.

The attorney, along with his paralegal, will direct the legal matters that encompass

key elements involved however will not address many of the remaining life complexities

of a divorce.

With a divorce coach, clients will become better informed regarding a broad range

of concerns and unknown complex considerations.

Wherever you may be in the process, a divorce coach will prepare you with

key-information ahead of time in order for you to make your very best decisions.

Remember Hope?  We call her Hope.

(This is a fictitious name, because all of our clients remain confidential.)

She is a woman looking ahead at her road of questions and concerns.

Her emotions are spinning. We are here to be her divorce coach, her divorce buddy.

Do you know someone like Hope?

Again, we call her Hope, using this fictitious persona because clients’ names

and information remain confidential.

Hope turned to Divorce Buddys for information at a fraction of the cost.

Hope trusts us because she has seen our commitment to our Divorce Buddys

Golden Seal of Trust.

Hope is seeking to make sure she makes her best decisions with her family law attorney.

Step by step, Hope calls on Divorce Buddys, when she realizes that she needs to learn

more about her next step forward.

Divorce involves a wide range of considerations while in the legal process.

With Divorce Buddys, Hope is offered a wealth of information.

Together, we will look at “Over 25 Key-Areas of Concern” to be sure to consider.

(See Reference Tools provided in this book.)

We review “The 30 Most-Costly Mistakes” to avoid when negotiating the

divorce agreement, the divorce decree.

(See Reference Tools provided in this book.)

To read on …

“The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce

What Lawyers don’t tell you.”

Over 16 Chapters of Smarts

Published:

Available

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Disclaimer:  Although Divorce Buddys along with this blog from this book may provide information and opinions regarding the divorce process, this author and it’s contributors and Divorce Buddys do not provide professional legal, financial or mental health counseling.  Please consult a trained professional for these matters.

“The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce”

“Lawyering” – Chapter 3 Intro … for You.

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April 2017

 

Chapter 3 Intro  –  “Lawyering”

We agree that in the journey of divorce,

we need to seek out the best attorney to handle

these legal matters through the court of law.

In America, our legal system is our man-made civilized process

for settling disputes.

We need our lawyers to process our disputes in a civilized fashion.

In the case of a divorce, we agree that the lawyer

leads the legal process.

Be aware that lawyers practice in a wide range of legal specialties.

Did you know?

Lawyers may specialize in:

  • Estate Planning
  • Patents and Trademarks
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Tax Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Just to name a few …

Seek to hire your very best family law attorney.

We recommend Family Law should be your lawyer’s primary focus and expertise. The family court.  The family law attorney knows the details about divorce and he/she knows the court system including the options, the detours and the potential for delays.

Smart  Lawyering

We will continue here to refer to our client, Hope,

our Divorce Buddy.

(Note: Hope is a fictitious name.  With Divorce Buddys,

all of our clients’ names and information remain confidential.

The Divorce Buddys golden seal of Trust.)

Now in regards to Lawyering …

Let’s learn from Hope.

When Hope realized that a divorce was necessary, she called her brother for advice, and he offered his help.   But even with her brother’s good intentions, he did not know very much about divorce.  He didn’t have any first-hand experience with it.

Hope’s brother wanted to help, so he turned to the web to search

for an attorney to help his sister.

He did his best.

He searched to find an attorney with a good reputation.

Thinking about his options and thinking about possible resources for reference, he also asked his co-workers, his neighbors, and his trusted friends to see if they could recommend a divorce attorney.

Your family members will have the best intentions to help, and they may be able to help you find a good lawyer.  But you need to make sure your attorney is your best choice, your smart choice.

Here are some other elements to consider

when selecting your legal counsel.

A Smart Plan to seek Legal Representation

Consider the following elements in making the selection

for your representation, to select your best Family Law

Attorney …

To learn more

Read more …

“The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce

           What Lawyers don’t tell you.”

Published

  • Hardcover, Paperback, E book, Nook book

Available

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  • DivorceBuddys.com

Copyright 2016 Sara A., LLC, Divorce Buddys, The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce.

Disclaimer:  Although Divorce Buddys along with this blog from this book may provide information and opinions regarding the divorce process, this author and it’s contributors and Divorce Buddys do not provide professional legal, financial or mental health counseling.  Please consult a trained professional for these matters.

“Lawyering” – Chapter 3 Intro … for You.

“Calendaring” – Chapter 2 Intro … for you.

 

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Chapter 2 Intro  – “Calendaring”

Your Calendar will keep the details of the divorce process

organized for your reference.

 

Let’s take a look at this.  

Let me explain.

 

You will find the days ahead will fly by.

Your days may become more like a “blurrrr.”

For most of us, when in a time of change or in a time of concern,

we’ll call our mother, or call our sister.

Call our brother or call our best friend.  Good idea.

Those close to you care about you and can be a very important shoulder to lean on.

We all need to call on someone that we can depend on to help us through life’s challenges.

Most of the time, for most of us, we have a family member to call.

Family is a great place to get some help!

In addition to calling on family for sharing and caring,

Call on us.

Let us be a help.  Divorce Buddys.

http://www.DivorceBuddys.com

This reminds me of one of our Divorce Buddys.

We’ll call her Hope.

Hope had been trying to hold her marriage together.

While crying her heart out, after many years of marriage,

one day, Hope came to her conclusion.

Their seven year marriage was broken beyond repair.

Hope decided that the condition of her marriage

had reached a point that was too hurtful and unhealthy

for her to continue.

But Hope did not know where to go from there.

She wondered how to move forward.

She did not know where to begin.

Whenever Hope called on her sister for help, it was a good call.

Her sister listened to a variety of questions and concerns.

Hope’s sister cares, and we all need that kind of help from a sister or a friend.

It’s a natural benefit that Hope would feel better after a long talk,

because she expressed her thoughts

and received some comfort.

But Hope needs more than that.  With every phone call, Hope shared her tears,

her fears and various random comments of concern.

Hope needs to keep track of all this in order to continue to make progress.

After her phone call is over, how should Hope continue from that point?

We recommend Hope list her concerns during her discussions in order to keep a

more accurate recall list.

Hope is best equipped to “Calendar” her concerns while she is speaking with her sister.

On her calendar,

Hope should take notes and reflect on the suggestions she gains from her sister.
Hope can then quickly revisit her list of questions and consult with

the right professionals in order to find her best answers.

This new dedicated calendar is your smart tool.

Any full-sized calendar will work that is scheduled for the current year, but

we recommend you purchase a new calendar with a full-sized monthly display page.

Even if this new calendar started a few months past, don’t be concerned

about the start date.  Just begin to calendar and keep notes chronicled beginning now.

This calendaring will provide a reference tool to walk with you through the process.

You will be putting thoughts into action, and you will need to take notes to

plan ahead, prepared to be aware of your concerns, conflicts, appointments and deadlines.

Here is a simplified over-view …

Smart to Calendar the following:

  • Calendar the Dates of your Legal Progress
  • Calendar to keep note of your Legal Costs
  • Calendar to keep a note of any Conflicts
  • Calendar your Child’s Events, School Costs, Medical Costs

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To read on

To find much more explanation, information, insights and courage found in this book.

Published:

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              What Lawyers don’t tell you.”

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Disclaimer:  Although Divorce Buddys along with this blog from this book may provide information and opinions regarding the divorce process, this author and it’s contributors and Divorce Buddys do not provide professional legal, financial or mental health counseling.  Please consult a trained professional for these matters.

“Calendaring” – Chapter 2 Intro … for you.

The Guide-Book, Thinking thru the Complexities of Divorce

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February  2017

In the middle of your day and … your cell phone rings.

You look down at your phone to see who it is.

You see it’s your closest friend,

back in high school,

you two were best friends.

These days, she hardly ever calls.

Usually it’s just a text here and there.

But when that dear sweet friend calls … when she calls,

you know she needs you.

Of course, you answer the phone call, it’s your friend,

You answer her call.

And she is in tears.

She explains her marriage is over.

She knows that this time her marriage is really over.

She cries, in confusion, asking what is she going to do now?

She is searching for what to do now?

Searching for where to turn.

So you listen.  And you care so very much.

Your heart hurts for her.

But you don’t really know her answers.

You’ve never been there.

You’ve never been divorced.

Even though divorce seems to happen all around.

You don’t know any lawyers,  not a good divorce lawyer.

You don’t know what to do or what comes next.

How to console her?

How to be a help?

I have experienced this one.

I have been divorced.

And I have learned through the journey of divorce.

Who can help?

The one to help is the one who has lived it and learned it.

We can agree, in life, we all live and learn.

We find that life can bring a variety of mountain sized challenges.

I am inspired to share my smart lessons learned and my heart lessons learned.

I know the journey of divorce.

Walking through the divorce process,

I have learned key insights to share.

Who else to turn to?  Who to guide you?

This is the resource to share with those you care about …

This is how to guide your neighbor, your sister, your friend …

To help them through the complexities.

To make sure everything is considered.

With the potential to Save Thousands.

In 2012, I founded Divorce Buddys.

We are The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce.

We are inspired to guide women to become well-informed.

Divorce is a part of the fabric of our world.

Divorce is a part of our community and often hits close

to our family or our friends.

I am inspired …

To guide women thru the journey of divorce.

With this resource, over 16 chapters of smarts.

The Guide-Book

“The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce

What Lawyers don’t tell you.”

Sara A.

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The Guide-Book, Thinking thru the Complexities of Divorce

Don’t Go Solo. We think it thru with you.

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January  2017

 

The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce.

No need to go solo.

We think it thru with you.

 

Divorce Dizziness

is our unique way

to put into words

the complexities of the journey of Divorce.

 

“Divorce Dizziness” refers to …

  • The Discovery
  • The Documents
  • The Details

and

  • The Delays

We are not professional Lawyers.
We are not professional Counselors.
We are not CPAs or CFOs or financial advisors.

However,

We are very smart regarding

the complex journey of Divorce.

We know … what lawyers don’t tell you.

This is an intro to lead you to over 16 chapters of smarts.

“Insider-thinking.”

To think it thru with you.

This is a valuable resource, The Guide-Book.

With the potential to save you thousands.

Book Title:

The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce

What Lawyers don’t tell you.”

With this Guide-Book,

you will gain over 16 chapters of smarts.

A must read.

Smart thinking!

With the potential to save you thousands.

As you move forward through the journey.

We think it thru with you.

Smart thinking.  Smart you.

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Don’t Go Solo. We think it thru with you.

Now Published. The Guide-Book.

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Hello 2017

Inspired to meet the need.

 

“The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce”

To guide you.  

On purpose.  

For your good.

 

Who can guide you?

The one who has lived it and learned it.

Now Published:

“The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce

         What Lawyers don’t tell you.”

Author – Sara A.

Co-contributor – Sandra D.

Over 16 Chapters of Smarts.

With the potential to save you thousands.

We know what you’re going thru

and what’s up ahead.

Become well-informed.

And make sure everything is considered …

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We Know What You’re Going thru …

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October 2016

In life, we all live and learn.

We all hoped

that our dreams would come true.

But sometimes,

for some of us,

Divorce may come into our lives.

Divorce may become necessary.

We are inspired to help you become well-informed.

We know what you’re going through …

and we know what’s up ahead.

We are inspired to share with you

our smart lessons learned.

What lawyers don’t tell you.

Our Guide-Book is almost here!  Stay tuned!

Coming soon!  Over 16 chapters of smarts.

Delivering our … “Insider-Thinking“.

How to control the back and forth.

How to control “The Tennis Game of Divorce“.

How to limit those billable hours.

How to control the legal losses.

How to preserve the family resources.

Who can guide you?

The one who has lived it and learned it.

The one who has walked those miles of complexity.

The complexities of divorce.

With the potential to save you thousands.

We think it thru with you.

Smart thinking. Smart you.

See more at DivorceBuddys.com

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