Author: Melissa Ricker

A Modern Man’s Guide to Prenuptial Agreements Planning for the Best, Preparing for the Worst

Talking about prenuptial agreements may seem like the least romantic discussion to have with your bride to be in the weeks or months preceding the big wedding day. I get that. Who starts to plan for a divorce before even saying “I do?” The thought of mentioning the words to your starry-eyed lover may send shivers up your spine, but with more than half of marriages in our country ending in divorce, it may just be the smartest conversation you ever choose to have. Prenuptial contracts aren’t just for celebrities and millionaires. They make sense for a lot of...

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Why You MUST Review Your Auto Insurance During Divorce Three Reasons You Can’t Afford to Wait

As you work your way through the divorce process, you’ll need to consider division of property, finances, and even your auto insurance. It isn’t easy going through a divorce, but it’s essential that you close all of the loops to avoid big trouble – and big expenses – down the line. Car insurance is an area you can’t afford to leave for last. And, by the way, when’s the last time you actually read your insurance policy? Top Three Reasons You Can’t Afford to Wait So you are separated, or in the divorce process and think you’re still completely...

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Tired of Casual Dating After Divorce? 8 Ways to Make Sure You’re Ready for Love

Looking for love after a divorce can be daunting. The prospect of starting all over may seem unnerving, but at some point, you may wonder if you’re ready. The internet is full of advice on dating after divorce, but the reality is that there are no rules. It will be different for every person. Are you tired of casual encounters? Ready to consider being part of a couple again? By evaluating yourself first, you may be able to avoid additional heartache down the line. If you think you might be ready to put yourself out there again, ask yourself...

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Four Fast Ways to Ruin Your Relationship Words That Can Get You Kicked to the Curb

“Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue” (Proverbs 18:21) The old proverb is referring to the power of the words that we speak to each other. Okay, maybe it isn’t life or death we are talking about here, but words can definitely ruin your relationship, and make the difference between being called “husband” or being known as the “ex-husband.” There are four words in particular that can wreck your marriage and get you kicked to the curb. Words that Will Ruin Your Relationship Words are incredibly powerful. They have the ability to inspire people to do...

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10 Financial Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce Don’t Get Fleeced By Your Ex

Divorces are tough. From lawyer fees to settlements, a lot of money is on the line. Given how common divorce is, it shouldn’t be surprising that every year there are guys tripped up by the most common financial mistakes. Here’s the facts on the ten most common financial mistakes to avoid during divorce: Anger Driven Financial Mistakes to Avoid Your life is probably pretty rough right now. While it is perfectly normal (and healthy) to experience anger, sadness and despair, keep your logical hat on during the divorce settlement and avoid emotional decision making. Believing you should Keep the...

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