BJ Mann Divorce Blog Index

This page organizes all of BJ's blog posts by divorce topic. It will be updated each time BJ publishes a new post. We hope it helps you find the information you are looking for. If not, please contact BJ, and she'll be glad to … [Read more...]

Successful Joint Custody in Divorce Means No Surprises

When you and your spouse divorce, the care of your children becomes governed by the concept of legal custody. Child custody during and after divorce can be a minefield of confusion, emotions, and battles. Parents can avoid this when they set … [Read more...]

Health Insurance Options with Divorce

One of the biggest divorce issues is determining the health insurance options that are available for the family during separation and after divorce. With the passage of the nationwide Affordable Care Act, health insurance is accessible to … [Read more...]

Divorce and Bankruptcy

Financial stress may be a factor in the decision to get divorced. Divorce itself may also cause financial stress. Many couples who were able to handle the household debt while living together may find it difficult or even impossible to pay that debt … [Read more...]

Dictionary of Divorce Terms

Divorce is a confusing process at best. Legal language and related words often have precise meanings that don't easily translate for the couple going through divorce. I developed this dictionary to help my clients and reduce their … [Read more...]

Divorce Through the Eyes of Your Child

When marriages end, couples often disagree about lots of things. They are concerned and filled with emotions and worries. The one thing that couples do agree upon is doing what is best for the children. The challenge surfaces when parents do not … [Read more...]

Finding Your Way Using Divorce Mediation

When clients begin making decisions regarding ending their marriage, they often feel as if they are entering a deep, dark woods with no path, flashlight, or map. Many express a wish that they could understand all of the things they need to discuss … [Read more...]

Organizing Child Support in Divorce-Part 2

The prior post, "Organizing Child Support in Divorce-Part 1," introduces the concepts of child support in divorce. It also explains the "percentage" portion of child support. To calculate that portion, the focus is on the total number of children … [Read more...]

Organizing Child Support in Divorce-Part 1

One of the scariest parts of ending a marriage is the worry about financial security.Each person wants to create a comfortable home for themselves and their children. When couples discuss how they are going to share money between them, there are … [Read more...]

The Wolf Is At the Door—Sharing Money in Divorce

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fearful, angry, jealous and negative. … [Read more...]