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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

Death And Divorce

Sunday, 12 February 2012 09:23
Recently I’ve had death on my mind. Thanks to one of our fellow bloggers here and her post about The Fantasy of an Untimely Death. After reading the post, I had to wonder what would the author’s life be like if her marriage had ended with her…
Before my divorce, I was not a very open person. In other words, I had very little interest in new experiences and I rarely thought “outside the box” that was my world. I liked tradition and predictability and didn’t like anyone messing with…

Learn from Divorce Before You Move On

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 13:09
I have a forum at my About.com site. One of our regular posters is just beginning the divorce process. He and his wife are still living in the same home, so he is very new to the legal, emotional, and financial aspects of divorce. He is also of…

Your Happiness is Your Responsibility

Friday, 03 February 2012 08:30
It is an easy concept, but some have a hard time coming to terms with it. It is pretty basic — when we find ourselves in a bad place, the quickest way to change our situation is to look at our actions and what role our actions played in bringing…

3 Tips to Growing Through Adversity

Friday, 14 May 2010 08:24
Life challenges such as divorce have a way of dimming our spirit. We can go from feeling like a 100-watt bulb to a flickering 60-watt bulb. Worse yet, if adversity is not properly dealt with, we can eventually burn out and find ourselves feeling…

Tell-Tale Signs That it's Time to Divorce

Sunday, 01 November 2009 09:24
In my last article, I wrote about things to consider before making the decision to divorce. This article deals with accepting and recognizing when it is time to "throw in the towel." Below are a few signs that you are dealing with…

Selfishness: A Quality To Cultivate

Tuesday, 16 February 2010 09:24
In last week's article, I talked about selfishness, getting our needs met and how important that is to living a healthy, purposeful, fulfilling life. This week I'll go over the steps we need to take to make sure we are…

Stop the Suffering of Divorce

Saturday, 28 April 2012 09:55
Our reaction to stressful events such as divorce can become so habitual that they occur without our awareness. We become so accustomed to reacting to stress in a certain way that it is second nature to us.  We aren't aware that we are reacting in a …
Not long ago I wrote a post on my blog atDivorce Support.About.com. In it, I discussed ways to keep the family court system…

Marriage: A Casualty of War

Monday, 07 July 2008 10:24
This time last summer Sharon, who asked that her last name not be used, was the typical wife of an Army pilot deployed to Iraq. She was expending a lot of energy on just surviving. But like most military spouses, she supported her husband in what he …
If you plan to represent yourself in the divorce, or go Pro Se, you will have to be organized, know your state laws, get acquainted with your court clerk, and know your state’s rules of behavior for attorneys and judges. Divorce is an emotional…

Selling The Marital Home

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:51
In my last post, I mentioned that the legal aspects of my divorce had lingered, for lack of a better word, for seven years. I think First Wives World readers will have a better…
The following is a 6-part series explaining the ins and outs of Pro Se divorce. Pro Se is Latin for "for himself" or "on one's own behalf." A person who represents him- or herself in court, without the help of a lawyer, is said to appear…

Going Pro Se: Filing the Papers

Tuesday, 17 November 2009 07:48
To begin the divorce process as a Pro Se litigant you will file an original petition for divorce with the local court clerk. The original petition for divorce is a document requesting that the court grant a divorce. Filling out the petition for…

Mediating and Negotiating via Pro Se

Monday, 23 November 2009 09:28
What have we learned about Pro Se divorce so far? Be organized, and learn your state divorce laws, rules of civil procedure, and all those ethics codes that dictate how judges and lawyers do business. You know how to file the original petition for…
Your first choice in handling your divorce yourself (Pro Se) was to try mediation. But if that didn’t work and you have to go to divorce court, you will need documents and other information from your husband to help you make your case. The…
Do you need a break from marital conflict, but you’re not ready to take the next step for divorce? If so, legal separation will give you the break you need, and protection while you take time away to figure out your next step.  During a legal…

Pro Se FAQ, Resources, and Tips

Monday, 07 December 2009 09:08
For the past five weeks I’ve been talking about pro se divorce — how you can represent yourself in a divorce action. Here are some frequently asked questions:  1. Can I handle a pro se divorce? People who are in the best situation to…

Preparing for a Divorce: Step One and Two

Monday, 16 February 2009 12:15
My next four posts will address what I feel are the 10 important steps a person should take before and during the divorce process. These articles are for those still in the thinking stage or those who have just started the process. I'm not…
A legal separation and divorce are more similar than different. In fact, except for a few key points they are almost the same. The difference is in the legal standard one must meet to obtain a legal separation or divorce and the relief you get from…
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