Life After Divorce

10 Empowering Tips For Re-Entering The Workforce After Divorce


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What distinguishes a divorced mom from any other applicant as she re-enters the workforce is that she is either in the midst of crisis or in the wake of a crisis. In the quest to find a job or clients and customers for herself, she will compete with people who are feeling settled and happy or, perhaps, wide-eyed 20-somethings newly out of college and grad school. She will compete against women who do not have the responsibilities of caring for children. She will compete against men. Envisioning where you want to go and who you want to be, takes a tremendous amount of courage and strength that is lost on those who are not in the wake of, emotional trauma.

To find that internal footing from which to launch yourself, try the following 10 tips to boost your sense of empowerment when re-entering the workforce after divorce:

Recently divorced? Here's tax info you should know

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Did you recently go through a divorce? In this case, you probably have some big questions on your mind, including: how do I file my taxes now that I am no longer married? It is important that you learn how to manage your taxes post-divorce. The more advice and information you obtain, the better chance you have of avoiding costly tax mistakes.

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Are your adolescent children struggling with your divorce?

Are your adolescent children struggling with your divorce? Consider watching SPLIT, a deeply personal film that explores the effects of divorce on children. The film features twelve children aged 6-12, who explore the often frightening and always life altering separation of their parents.

Watch the trailer here:

Jumpstart Your New Year After Divorce


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Start by reminding yourself that there is a happiness that you have yet to experience that awaits you. Thinking positive is a powerful way to guide yourself through uncertainties caused by the bumps in the road. Here are some tips to help you thrive and jumpstart your new year and look forward to all the good ahead:

How To Reduce High-Interest Credit Card Debt After Divorce


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Has your divorce left you with more debt than you feel comfortable having? Too much debt can be a hindrance to financial freedom. Instead of working toward your goals, you may be finding yourself sidetracked by having to pay off high-interest credit card debt, such as credit cards.

Learn how to make your income and assets work to your advantage:


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For most parents, nothing is more important than the well-being of their children, which is probably one reason why legal disputes involving kids are often so challenging, not to mention emotional.

At the Thomas Family Law Firm, PLC, we understand that child custody disputes and other related legal matters are often difficult to deal with, especially if you do not have experienced legal guidance by your side. Fortunately, we are here to help. 

Much of life is unpredictable. Your legal fees don’t have to be. Attorney Justin K. Thomas now offers flat-fee services* for juvenile court support, contempt and visitation matters. Contact us for your consultation 901-537-0010

How to tell your child you’re getting divorced

What you tell your children about your impending divorce should depend on their age. Photo from

What you tell your children about your impending divorce should depend on their age. Photo from

Author Rachael Sharman shares suggestions to how to communicate this change to your family dynamic according to your children's ages.

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Kids and Divorce: Ten Tough Issues


Children have an especially difficult time with divorce. Many times, parents neglect to consider the ramifications of the effects of the divorce on their children. Understanding how children will view the divorce and the resulting parental relationship is an important component to helping minimize the emotional turmoil of divorce for children.

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