How I went from being an unhappily married woman ashamed of her situation to helping more than a thousand divorcees rebuild a life that they are proud of. 

 

Before becoming an award-winning divorce attorney.  Before becoming a trusted source for divorce advice in the news.  There was a terribly sad, married woman.

Who kept her word.

Never gave up.

Who constantly searched for solutions to resolve problems and sacrificed to propel herself forward even while her marriage was falling apart.

How I went from being an unhappily married woman ashamed of her situation to helping more than a thousand divorcees rebuild a life that they are proud of. 

 

Before becoming an award-winning divorce attorney.  Before becoming a trusted source for divorce advice in the news.  There was a terribly sad, married woman.

Who kept her word.

Never gave up.

Who constantly searched for solutions to resolve problems and sacrificed to propel herself forward even while her marriage was falling apart.

Accepting Failure, Disappointment & a Lot of Mixed Emotions

 

I didn't have an entirely smooth end-of-marriage experience.

While my spouse and I appeared to others to be a united couple who both loved to work and give back to their community...

The shift at home from being in-sync partners to tense, married roommates was dramatic. Every difference between us became divisive.  

When I finally got the courage to admit we needed a divorce, I became overwhelmed by the uncertainty created by divorce.  I didn't know what the outcome would be in court. Nor could I imagine what my personal life would look like after our divorce. 

Regardless of the fear I felt, I focused on staying positive.

I remained vigilant in obtaining my goal of returning to peace which pushed me through many uncomfortable situations.

Most importantly, I focused my time and efforts on taking the next best steps.

As I began the divorce process, I quickly realized:

"A lot more is gonna have to change in my life than I expected."

The first few months were rough.

 

I didn't hit the panic button on my marriage and then troops stormed my residence to rescue me.

Every small "victory" in my divorce was marred by an even bigger hit to my self-esteem and self-worth. I wore the shame of my divorce like a scarlet "D" emblazoned on my chest.

Painful heart-to-hearts with family and friends to try convince them that divorce was my only option, were excruciatingly difficult.

On top of long hours reviewing my budget to figure out how to balance it.

While searching for a new place to live.

Contemplating ways to make more money.

And doing it all as quickly as possible so I could get out of an awkward home-life situation.

One day I paused and realized the painful reality:

I could not continue to live my life the same way.

Ultimately, I was stressing myself out trying to keep everything the same and give the appearance that everything was okay...

When in reality, I knew I was rigidly holding on to aspects of my married life that I had become accustomed to rather than what I really wanted.

In that moment, I decided....

I had to let go of some things.

I discovered that letting go  during my divorce was NOT at odds with achieving my post-divorce dreams.

In fact, it was essential I recognize what I really wanted to get my best divorce outcome.   So I doubled down and I learned:

  • Rights: What the law said about my rights in my divorce.
  • Options:  What options I had under the law based on my personal facts and information.
  • Best Outcomes: What was the best divorce outcome for me and how to achieve it.

And after all that, I was excited and ready to move forward...

I discovered that letting go  during my divorce was NOT at odds with achieving my post-divorce dreams.

In fact, it was essential I recognize what I really wanted to get my best divorce outcome.   So I doubled down and I learned:

  • Rights: What the law said about my rights in my divorce.
  • Options:  What options I had under the law based on my personal facts and information.
  • Best Outcomes: What was the best divorce outcome for me and how to achieve it.

And after all that, I was excited and ready to move forward...

My divorce became a catalyst for so many positive changes in my life so now I never have to explain to anyone why moving on from my marriage was the best option for me.

And best of all...

I've had the honor of helping more than a thousand divorcees like you sidestep months of uncertainty and struggle to focus on rebuilding their lives after divorce.

How?

Action by action.

For more than a decade, I've built a reputation for teaching divorce "action-by-action".

 

Not just "step by step" ...

But actually going into the nitty gritty details that give you the confidence to start the divorce process without the overwhelming fear and crippling freak outs.

I've shown divorcees not only how to "DIY" but how to do it better with thoughtful consideration.

I'm able to to this because I teach what I know.

I teach what I've personally done to protect myself during my divorce so that I was in the position to rebuild a more fulfilling life, which ultimately included earning more money, purchasing a larger home, having children, a new marriage and a brighter future.

If you like what you are reading, and want to get started right away with my free divorce guides, check out one of my free resources below.

Are you ready to take the REAL momentum-building action steps to start your divorce and get you your best divorce outcome? 

If I read one more divorce article that offers generic divorce advice with caveat below it of "consult with an attorney" rather than providing the action steps, strategies or worksheets, I might just have to summons Maleficent (any Disney fans out there?) to do my evil bidding.

Because I know you're ready to take action.

That's why you're here.

That's why you've been scouring the internet.

That's why you've looked at online divorce forms.

That's why you've considered having a consultation with an attorney.

By reading this, you've proven that you are ready to start your divorce and are curious what the next steps are.

You want to make absolutely sure you are making the RIGHT choices, taking the RIGHT actions, at the RIGHT time for you and your situation.

And you want to feel confident that every bit of your effort will pay off at the end with less stress and less money spent in the divorce process.

Ready to begin the divorce process and get started on achieving your best divorce outcome?  

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A Little About Me

Named a Women Trailblazer in Business by Governor Scott Walker.

Recognized as 40 Under 40 by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

Named a Leading Lawyer by M Magazine.

Remarried, Mother of Five Year Old Twins, and dog mom to a Standard Schnauzer named Anakin.

Can't Get Enough of Bravo Top Chef and Great British Baking Show (but can't cook or bake).

Love to sing random songs to match the moment.

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