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Cathy Meyer

Cathy Meyer is a single mother, certified relationship coach, marriage educator, divorce mediator, legal investigator and freelance writer, mother of two sons and a survivor of divorce.

Seven years ago Cathy found herself knee deep in the trauma of an unwanted divorce. Her only source of support, an inept attorney and the Family Court System seemed ill equipped to offer her the legal protection she needed. This is when she decided to take matters into her own hands. Learning all she could about the system and how to make it work in her best interest became a passion for Cathy.

As a Divorce Coach Cathy has the tools and strategies to enable her clients to live a rich productive life during and after the divorce process. As a freelance writer and coach, Cathy shares her expertise on the Divorce Support Channel on About.com.

Cathy Meyer

Most Recent Articles

How to Minimize Divorce Trauma For Kids

Saturday, 18 September 2010 13:20
Each year, more than one million children experience the divorce of their parents. The trauma these children experience will normally begin long before the actual divorce. It begins with parental disagreements and anger and continues to worsen…

Preparing for a Divorce: Steps Three to Five

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 13:00
Step Three: Prepare A Post-Divorce Budget This is the fun part! This is where you get to determine what you will have to live on once you're divorced. You're aware of what it takes to run the household now. What you need to know is what your living …

Preparing for a Divorce: Steps Six and Seven

Saturday, 21 February 2009 14:30
Step Six: Take Care of Joint Credit Accounts Before you separate close all joint credit accounts if possible. Closing them before divorce proceedings will keep an angry spouse from using the account and running up charges for which you may later be …

Preparing for a Divorce: Steps Eight to Ten

Saturday, 28 February 2009 09:40
The most common question I get from clients considering divorce is whether or not they can move out of the house. Unless there is abuse, I normally tell them to stay where they are. There are many reasons for not leaving the marital home.…

Finding Moments of Joy in the Holidays

Wednesday, 07 December 2011 08:48
At this time of year, families come together and it's a time of celebration. What do you do if you are in the middle of the divorce processduring the holiday season? You may find it hard to sing, "Joy to the World" or light the…
Divorce is an emotional process, but you still have to think rationally about financial matters. Every decision you make during your separation and divorce can have an impact at tax time.  And ladies, with the end of 2010…

How to Split a Retirement Plan

Tuesday, 25 August 2009 01:16
Considering the current economic environment, it's time to cast an eye on your retirement plan. How do you handle the asset split when you're in the middle of a divorce? What are the considerations? When you need to transfer an interest in a…

Your Divorce Settlement And Taxes

Thursday, 06 January 2011 07:46
Many times when going through divorce, the man we once considered our best friend will turn into our worst enemy. It's likely these hard feelings will affect the way we negotiate a divorce settlement agreement. But divorcing couples need to keep in …

"Spousal Support" and Your Taxes

Monday, 23 February 2009 17:49
Many divorced women already know that if they receive a monthly check for spousal support they must claim that money at the end of the year as income. But what some don't know is that spousal support can take forms other than a monthly check. Some…
Divorce laws are meant to protect all parties to a divorce — you, your spouse and your children. But to take advantage of those rules, you'll need to follow them yourself. That means taking your attorney's advice and keeping a cool head, no…

How to Fly Solo in Court

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:11
When you're going through a divorce, you usually have an attorney, right? Well, not always. The last two times I went to court over a divorce issue, I went "pro se," meaning I fired my attorney and represented myself. I had to follow the same…

Why You Need a Life Plan

Friday, 14 September 2012 09:54
Do you have a life plan? If not, why not? Especially after a divorce, women should have their future goals and aspirations clearly mapped out and organized. If you think you're too busy to sit down and create your own life plan, consider the…

While You're Waiting...

Friday, 10 August 2012 10:10
There is an online site called divorcebusting where women who are trying to save their marriage go for support. I was reading posts on this site and there seems to be one thing the women posting have in common. They are all waiting... Waiting for…

The Truth About Valentine's Day

Wednesday, 11 February 2009 13:40
On Valentine's Day, every woman of every age should be issued one tall, dark, handsome somebody to share long, loving looks and dinner over candlelight. Cold pizza in front of the TV isn't so bad, most of the time. That particular day, though, has…
If you are a woman, you know the virtues of surrounding yourself with girlfriends. From high school through college, a girl knows she needs friends to count on when a crisis arises. The nice thing about crisis in our younger years is that they were…
I've talked in the past about the friendships that need to be cultivated during the divorce process. Now I'm going to talk about girlfriends who are important in their own way but may not be girlfriends who aren't able to offer the kind of support…

How to Manage Post-Divorce Emotions

Saturday, 04 September 2010 12:20
I spoke with a woman recently who was surprised by how raw her emotions were after her divorce was final. She thought separating and going through the divorce process would heal the pain she had been in for so many years. …
Divorced, middle-aged women are 60 percent more likely to get cardiovascular disease—even when they remarry—than women who remain married, according to a study from the University of Texas at Austin. "We found that divorced women have the…

Less Sex, More Stress Post Divorce?

Friday, 17 May 2013 12:28
Here is some good news...orgasms relieve stress! If you are feeling stressed-out and overwhelmed, a good roll in the hay might be just what you need. Then again, if you're divorced, raising children, working full time and up to your knees in…

The Virtues of Solitude After Divorce

Monday, 16 July 2012 11:24
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. —Barbara de Angelis Each day begins early for me. Once I'm up, I spend time with my oldest as he gets ready for work. I've found our…
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