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A comprehensive resource for information and support before, during and after divorce.

Your Divorce Network

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This site is a collaboration of independent professionals dedicated to supporting East Bay women, men and their families dealing with the trauma, confusion, and potentially very expensive process of dissolving a marriage.

We provide answers to your most frequently asked questions, give you ideas to consider that perhaps you haven’t, and direct you to additional resources that can clarify what you need to do, and when.

We hope that you can use this site to prepare yourself and your family to navigate a difficult process. And of course you can contact any of us directly and discreetly by following the links on the Contact Us page. san francisco divorce

Financial Considerations

Financial Advisor

Jim Crocker, CDFA

One of the unfortunate consequences of divorce is the financial uncertainty it can bring. The divorce process can create significant short-term expenses, but it’s also important to plan for long-term financial stability.

When you divide your marital estate as part of the divorce process, you should consider the amount of cash, income, and expenses you will have to manage once the divorce is finalized.

As part of the divorce process, you should consider a settlement that helps you achieve your financial goals.

Read more about the financial considerations of divorce here.

Legal Considerations

Divorce Attorney East Bay

Terry Doyle, Esq, LLM, CFLS

Although California is a “no-fault” divorce state, the legal process can be very complex. The decisions you make, or ignore, can potentially cost you thousands of dollars.

There are actions you can take before you file for divorce, during the divorce process, and after the divorce process that can impact the amount of money exchanged between the parties.

If you want an efficient divorce that is heavily influenced by your desired outcome, it’s important to take the proper steps and get legal guidance as soon as possible.

Read more about the legal considerations in divorce here.

Your Home


Carolyn Gwynn, Realtor

When you go through a divorce, it’s very common to sell the marital home in order to divide the proceeds between you and your spouse.

Unfortunately, the change in income, expenses, and living arrangements may force you into a situation where you have to sell because the cash is needed more than the house itself; or, the expenses from keeping the house would be too much for one spouse to manage.

Your home is typically your biggest asset and the decision to sell, or not sell, should not be made lightly.

Here are some important things to consider if you’re going through a divorce and considering selling your home.



Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT

One of the consequences of divorce can be major stress. Fortunately, eating a healthy diet can help you feel better.

The food you eat has a direct impact on how you feel. If you eat foods that are “unhealthy,” it will contribute to the stress and anxiety that you probably already experience during a divorce.

On the other hand, eating a “healthy” diet can help improve the way you look and feel, which in turn will help reduce your stress and anxiety.

Read more about nutrition and divorce here.


Certified Personal Trainer

Michelle Brown, CPT

Divorce is stressful. Studies show that exercise stimulates brain activity that can improve your mood and make you feel more relaxed.

In addition to the mental and emotional benefits of exercise, it can also help you look better and maintain a higher energy level.

When you feel good about yourself, it’s much easier to deal with complex divorce issues and maintain a positive outlook on your future. Exercising can also be good for your social life.

Read more about fitness and divorce here.


Marriage Family Therapist

Gregory Newton, LMFT

Divorce is a painful process that can trigger many different types of feelings and emotions.

If you’re considering divorce, it might be a good idea for you to visit a therapist to see if the marriage can be saved. Sometimes, the problems can be resolved with the proper analysis and guidance.

If you’re in the process of divorce, therapy may help you transition into your new life and your new circumstances. In addition, therapy might help divorced couples communicate better so they can raise their children without anger or excessive conflict.

Read more articles on therapy and divorce here.

Getting Back to Work

Teri Hockett

Teri Hockett

Divorce can cause extreme changes in circumstances. One change that can occur as a result of divorce is being forced to re-enter the workforce after a long absence.

Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. Whether it’s your skills, your resume, or the interview process, you can get the help you need.

In some cases, you may have to develop skills over time. That’s okay. No one will expect you to become significantly employed if your existing skills don’t fit into the current marketplace.

Check out these articles on getting back to work after a divorce.