You thought when you got married that it would be forever.
We all do.
Here is what I know about you.
If you're reading this, you're either:
Whichever one of those statements is true, here's your real concern:
You're worried that if you screw this up, you could lose everything: your house, your kids, your retirement, your life. (... maybe not literally, but it sure feels that way!)
What you're really looking for right now is to understand what you're facing.
Getting divorced amicably and affordably is entirely possible.
It's actually more common than you may think.
But most divorce attorneys don't want you to know that because most divorce attorneys bill by the hour.
They make more money when you fight.
I know ... I'm a divorce attorney.
I'm Karen Covy.
I'm a Divorce Attorney, Adviser, Mediator and Coach.
I've practiced divorce law for over 23 years. I've handled hundreds of divorce cases.
Thousands of people have bought my book and more than 125,000 people a month come to my website for help with their divorce.
I know how divorce works.
I also know how divorce lawyers work.
Divorce lawyers know how to "stir the pot."
It's surprisingly easy to do.
When you're facing a divorce, you're vulnerable. You're emotional. You're not thinking clearly.
Plus, you know nothing about how the divorce system works.
When you're in that state, any experienced divorce attorney can make you feel like fighting is your best - OR ONLY - option!
It's not that all divorce lawyers are bad.
But your lawyer's job is NOT to help you get through your divorce amicably!
Your lawyer's job is to go to court, and to fight. Most lawyers do that very well.
The problem is that fighting is expensive - and not just in a "dollars and cents" kind of way.
Fighting ruins relationships and hurts children. It takes time and it costs money. It also makes it way more likely that you'll end up right back in court fighting again AFTER your divorce is over!
(Alhough most divorce lawyers won't tell you this up front, a SIGNFICANT percentage of the people in divorce court on any given day are already divorced! If you're not careful, you can fight for a long, long time!)
Getting yourself a gladiator and "lawyering up" before you even know whether that's what you need to do, can make your divorce 100 times harder.
Fighting in court can also make your life after divorce 100 times harder, too.
That's another thing that most divorce lawyers won't tell you.
The way you go through your divorce not only affects the outcome you get, but it can affect your life legally, financially, and emotionally for years afterwards.
"There's a level of confidence I gained from going through the Divorce Road Map program that makes me feel more secure as I go through my divorce. This program helped a LOT! It has made a huge difference!"
If you want to get through your divorce without ending up bitter and broke, you've got to be pro-active.
You've got to take control of your divorce before someone else does.
Hiring a lawyer isn't enough.
Sure, you need a lawyer's expertise to help you avoid the legal landmines in divorce. But divorce is so much more than just a legal event.
What most divorce lawyers will never tell you is that divorce is only about 20% legal and financial. The rest of it is emotional.
At the same time, trying to manage your divorce yourself, when you have no idea how divorce works, or what you're supposed to do to protect yourself and your kids, is impossible ... even if you've been divorced before! Laws change. Times change. You're not prepared.
Getting divorced without a plan is like going on a trip when you don't know where you'll be going or what you'll be doing.
You have no idea what to pack. So you stand there, staring at your suitcase, immobilized because you don't know what to do.
What you really need is an experienced guide who can give you a precise road map for the trip you're about to take. That guide can point out the pitfalls, the possibilities, and the opportunities on your journey.
Maybe you've even gone on a vacation before with a tour guide. Wasn't it much easier (and more relaxing!) when you were in an unfamiliar place, to have someone who showed you what to do and where to go so that you could have the experience that you wanted?
Most people think that their divorce attorney will be the guide they need. They expect their divorce attorney to make a divorce plan for them.
They're surprised when they discover that's not true.
Here's the real truth.
Your divorce attorney's job is to get you through the court system. It is NOT to make sure that your divorce is as amicable and efficient as possible.
While your lawyer may plan the legal part of your divorce, dealing with the rest of your divorce (which is MOST of your divorce!) is up to you.
"Karen, I want to thank you for guiding me through the most horrific period of my life. I appreciate your advice, your professionalism, and your compassion. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me and treating me like a person, not just a client."
The Divorce Road Map 2.0 is the guide you've been looking for.
I created the Divorce Road Map 2.0 to help people like you - people who are thinking about divorce, or who are just starting the divorce process (even if getting a divorce was not your idea!).
It's a simple, affordable, online alternative to Googling around the internet and getting inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated advice from people who are not qualified to be giving you divorce advice in the first place.
It is also one of the few places that you can get unbiased information from someone who is NOT just telling you what you want to hear in order to sell you their legal services!
The Divorce Road Map 2.0 is private. It's practical. It's full of actionable tips and tools that you can use to save time, money and heartache in your divorce right now.
The Divorce Road Map Program gives you the knowledge, strategies and tools that most lawyers would NEVER share with you because it's simply not in their financial best interest to do so.
"It was important to me to get factual information from an unbiased professional. I didn't know what I didn't know!"
Here are a few attorney secrets I'm going to share with you in this program:
If you have kids, you will also learn:
If you have an attorney, you will also learn:
You will also learn a simple 10 step FRAMEWORK that will give you a ROAD MAP through your divorce from start to finish.
That FRAMEWORK helps you see and understand what's coming next so that you KNOW what to expect, and what to do at each step in your divorce.
Once you know what's coming next, you can prepare for it.
When you're prepared, you make better decisions.
When you make better decisions during your divorce, you set yourself up for a better life after your divorce.
Being able to plan ahead will give you the confidence and control you need to thrive - even during your divorce!
It can make the difference between a divorce that goes reasonably well, and one that costs a fortune, drags on for years, and puts unbelievable pressure on you and your kids!
"I found the Road Map very helpful. In fact, since I was prepared with items needed we were able to reach a settlement quickly. My divorce was final with one court date." -Anon
Here's What People Are Saying About The Divorce Road Map Program And Karen Covy
"Thanks again for a phenomenal program. You offer hope and practical advice that one can divorce with dignity, no matter what is thrown at them . . . and a reminder that one needs to plan for life after divorce as well. Such great reminders and wisdom --which is hard to remember when one is the fog of divorce. Your program is a spotlight that cuts through that fog, and shines a light on the way out. "
"This was the best ... investment I have ever made, and should be REQUIRED reading for anyone at any stage of the divorce process - particularly at the beginning. Somehow she has managed to tailor the content to both parties to a divorce; no small feat for sure. (I would have saved thousands of dollars that I spent on the attorney I now have on retainer as a “consultant” since my husband and I are trying not to litigate!)
"When I first dove into Karen's course, I didn't really know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at how complete and detailed her information was. Karen answered every question I would have asked an attorney (at $300/hr by the way) and even more that I would have never thought of asking. Karen's communication style is clear and her empathy made my feel that everything was going to be ok which is so important for couples facing divorce." -K.S.
It is absolutely possible to get through your divorce:
But if you want to do that you HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN!
You have to understand how the divorce system works, how to get the legal advice you need without spending a fortune to get it, and how you can protect your kids so that your divorce becomes just an event in their life rather than something that defines their whole life.
Once you understand all of that, and you have a plan, you will be in a much better position to get the outcome your divorce that you want.
The Divorce Road Map 2.0 gives you the tools to make a solid divorce plan.
So How Does the Divorce Road Map 2.0 Work?
Once you sign up for the Divorce Road Map 2.0 you will get access to a library of videos. Each video will walk you through one step of the divorce process.
You will also discover my proprietary Divorce Road Map Framework, which will give you the ability to understand where you're at in your own divorce every step of the way so that you are able to make the best, most educated decisions in your divorce.
You can watch these videos anywhere you want, any time you want, and as many times as you want for a full year. Every video is clearly labeled so you will know what each video is about, and how long it will last.
You don't have to go to a lawyer's office to get this information.
You don't have to scour the internet, hoping that what you're reading is accurate.
You don't have to scroll through pages of comments from other divorcing people, wondering how much of what they've said is true, and how many of their horror stories will happen to you.
The Divorce Road Map 2.0 will provide you with accurate, actionable information from a trusted divorce attorney.
It doesn't matter what state you live in. The Divorce Road Map 2.0 will help you understand how divorce works no matter where in the United States you live. You can use the tips and tactics to help you through your own divorce right now.
The videos in the Divorce Road Map 2.0 are always up-to-date.
You will also get my personal checklists, worksheets, and spreadsheets that you can download and use in your own divorce to keep you organized and on task.
These are the tools no lawyer normally shares with a client.
... because attorneys make money when you're disorganized. They make money when their paralegal compiles and organizes your financial information for you. They make money when you have to call them over and over to keep asking basic questions.
Actually, it's totally fair that they do that.
There are certain things that HAVE to be done in every divorce, no matter what.
If you don't do them, your lawyer will.
That's why I've included so many checklists, worksheets and spreadsheets in this program. The more you use those tools, the less work your attorney will have to do - and the more money you'll save!
This Divorce Road Map 2.0 will put you the driver’s seat in your divorce. It is full of small, totally "do-able" steps that you can take to get through your divorce with more clarity and control.
You won't have to wonder what you're supposed to do next.
It is unlike anything you'll get from even the best divorce attorneys. (And we won't even talk about what you'll get from the worst ones!)
"I like that I can go back and listen to things again and again. It really helps a lot!"
When you walk into a lawyer's office, the only thing you probably know about divorce is either that you want one, or your spouse wants one. (Or maybe you both want one!)
That makes you easy prey for lawyers who tell you what you want to hear just to get you to hire them. Then, once you hire a lawyer, it's often hard to even get him/her to answer a phone call!
If you KNOW how divorce works, and what to look for in a divorce attorney BEFORE you hire one, you will be in a way better position to judge whether what the attorney is telling you makes sense for you (or not!).
You will walk in as an educated consumer, not a vulnerable, emotional wreck.
That alone can save you thousands of dollars in legal fees AND save you from the pain and problems you will get if you choose the wrong divorce lawyer.
Sure, you can change lawyers mid-stream. But doing that's expensive. It's nerve-wracking and time consuming. And sometimes, it's not possible.
Plus there's no guarantee you won't pick an even worse lawyer the next time!
The Divorce Road Map 2.0 gives you the information you need to know BEFORE you hire an attorney.
As the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail.
"I appreciated the organization of this ... breaking down the ... different ... divorce process(es). It clarified some questions I had about the specifics of collaborative vs cooperative for example. And the shortfalls of on-line DIY divorce. I continue to get a clearer picture of what to expect from the process, and that is helpful and empowering."
Divorce Road Map 2.0: Basic
This is the program for people who are in the beginning stages of divorce and who are trying to figure out how to stay in control, manage their divorce, and get through the divorce process successfully and amicably.
The Divorce Road Map 2.0 will help you regardless of whether you have a lawyer or not. But, if you are thinking about doing a DIY divorce, this program is a MUST!
Here's what the Divorce Road Map 2.0 Basic covers.
The Divorce Road Map Framework - One of the most frustrating things about divorce is not understanding how it works or where you're at in the divorce process.
Lawyers almost never explain all the steps you will need to go through to get divorced when you're first starting (or ever!). The result is, you go through your entire divorce without really understanding what's going on, or what's next.
So you make mistakes and do things you shouldn't do because you don't know where you're at and what you're supposed to be doing! In this module I will share my simple, 10 step framework that I call Your Divorce Road Map.
This road map will clearly show you what ALL the steps in divorce are, so you can know where you're at, and what you need to do to get your divorce finished.
How to Get Divorced - What most people don't learn until it's too late is that the WAY you get divorced has a tremendous effect on the outcome you get.
Plenty of people have heard about mediation and Collaborative Divorce, but their ideas about how those processes work is totally wrong.
In this module you will discover what Mediation, Litigation, Collaborative Divorce and other divorce processes are and how they work. Most importantly, you will discover how you can choose the divorce process that will be best for you and your family.
Divorce and Your Money - Making money mistakes in your divorce can put you in a financial hole for years after your divorce.
That's why understanding how money works in divorce is critical for your future financial security.
In this module, you will learn what you need to know to protect your finances in divorce. You will discover how to divide property and debt in divorce, and how taxes can affect your financial bottom line.
You will also learn about spousal support, and how to determine whether that will be an issue in your divorce.
Divorce Road Map 2.0: PLUS
This is the program for anyone who has kids and who wants to know how to deal with a divorce lawyer. This program gives you all of the basics PLUS you will get detailed information about how to find, hire and manage your lawyer, and how to handle the divorce issues that involve your kids - like custody, parenting and support.
YOU WILL GET EVERYTHING IN THE DIVORCE ROAD MAP 2.0 BASIC PLUS:
Kids and Divorce - If you're a parent, making sure your kids are okay is probably one of your biggest concerns about divorce.
In this comprehensive module you will discover how to make a parenting schedule and a parenting plan that really work for you and your kids! You will get a clear understanding of how custody and parenting time work.
You will also learn how to help your kids transition to their new family in a healthier way.
Divorce Lawyers - More and more people today are trying to save money in their divorce by NOT using a lawyer.
While doing that is a good option for some people, for others it can be a complete disaster.
In this module you will find out how you can decide whether you need a divorce lawyer, and where to find one if you do. You will also learn how to interview divorce lawyers effectively, and you will get your own "cheat sheet" of questions you can bring with you to every lawyer interview.
Most importantly, you will discover how you can manage your divorce lawyer once s/he is hired so that you can save time and money in your divorce.
Divorce Road Map 2.0: PREMIUM
This is the Divorce Road Map 2.0 with a personal touch! Not only do you get EVERYTHING in both of the other programs, but you'll also get 5 one-on-one coaching sessions directly with me.
I'll personally guide you through the Divorce Road Map Program and show you how you can apply what you've learned directly to your own divorce. I'll share my experience and the expertise I've gained in my decades of work as a divorce attorney.
YOU WILL GET EVERYTHING IN THE DIVORCE ROAD MAP 2.0 COMPLETE PLUS:
5 Personal Coaching Sessions directly with me to help you apply the lessons you've learned to your own divorce. We will take a deep dive into your personal divorce issues so that you can move forward in your own situation with confidence and clarity.
Our sessions will be tailored to YOU and YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION.
I will personally coach you through your divorce.
I will help guide you and make you aware of the pitfalls in front of you so that you can avoid making mistakes that can hurt you later. Together we will create a divorce plan that is solid, well-reasoned and creative.
This is definitely the most supported way you can get through your divorce. (Just remember, I can't give you legal advice! But I can share my experience and coach you through your divorce and be your sounding board and guide as you go!)
In short, with me by your side, you'll know you have someone with you in your divorce who has your back.
"This course provides a much needed high level - yet content rich - overview on the whole divorce process regardless of state, which is quite overwhelming. Karen’s calming, reassuring tone throughout this course - which is FULL of practical advice lawyers often will not tell you - helped me get to a place where I can move forward with more confidence. Although I know things will get harder before they get easier, having Karen’s material to refer back to will certainly help keep me focused and on the right track."
Nothing about divorce is easy or cheap. I'd be lying if I told you otherwise.
Divorce lawyers charge between $300 - $500 per hour. Their initial retainer can be anywhere from $2,500 - $10,000. And that's just the start!
They bill by the hour until your retainer is spent. Then they ask you for more.
The key to keeping your divorce costs under control is understanding exactly how to manage your divorce and your divorce process so that you can limit the amount of time your lawyer has to spend on your case. (The more time your lawyer spends on your case, the more money you have to pay to get it done.)
The Divorce Road Map 2.0 will show you how you can save hours and hours of your attorney's time - and your money - in divorce.
Of course, if you don't use a lawyer, you don't have to pay legal fees. But, since you probably have no idea how the divorce system works, you're likely to waste hours and hours of your own time trying to figure it out.
You also may make critical mistakes that may cost you and your family in the long run.
For example, you may not get the child support that is due to you. Or you may end up overpaying child support to your ex.
If you don't get all the details of your divorce right you can easily spend more money AFTER your divorce trying to fix your mistakes than what you would have spent to do it right the first time.
The Divorce Road Map 2.0. will help guide you through your divorce - whether you have an attorney or not!
It's easy to use, easy to understand, and full of practical tips and tools that can help you get through your divorce in a much more effective, efficient and civilized way.
There are 3 different versions of the Divorce Road Map 2.0:
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Most Popular if You Do Have Kids
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Most Popular if You Want Support
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"In my experience, you will not get this kind of detailed, specific information in your first consultation with a lawyer. Save your money, purchase Ms. Covy’s program first and educate yourself on the different divorce processes. You will then have a better idea of what divorce process you want to use, and be better able to assess whether or not that lawyer will help you reach your goals." -Anon
Divorce is scary.
It changes EVERYTHING. But, when you know what to expect, and what to do, even divorce can be manageable. The Divorce Road Map Program will give you the ability to make better choices, and the confidence to move forward. Don't wait. Some things can't be fixed.
"THANK YOU for sharing so much information! My divorce was final a couple of weeks ago. Yes, divorce is hard, costs more, and takes longer than you expect.
... Thank you for being an amazing resource! We ended up using a variety of methods to keep the divorce moving forward - worked together collaboratively, negotiated using 4-way meetings, and ended up hiring a retired judge to help mediate the last major issue (maintenance). I do believe that your information helped me be a better client and work better with my attorney."
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The program starts as soon as you enroll, and lasts for a full year. You will have instant access to over 5 - 8 hours of videos, conveniently labeled and broken down into 8 - 28 minute sections. So, you can watch just what you need on the fly. Or, you can binge-watch the whole thing in one day!
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you will have unlimited access to this program on all of your devices for one full year. If you need access longer, no problem. Just let us know and we will do our best to make sure that you get access for as long as you need.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
If I buy this program, do I still need an attorney?
This program is full of awesome, useful information, that will help you whether you have an attorney or not. For obvious reasons, it can't give you specific legal advice about your divorce. The only way you can get that kind of advice is one-on-one from a divorce attorney in your area. But the information you get in this program will give you a step by step process for finding the right attorney and managing your attorney so you can get the best representation at the most reasonable cost.
Will I will get everything I want in my divorce if I buy the Divorce Road Map 2.0?
Boy, do I wish I had that kind of super power! Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in life, or in divorce. But while I can't guarantee what will happen in your divorce, I can guarantee that this program will give you a step by step road map that will help you make a clear divorce plan and manage your divorce better. If anyone tells you that they can guarantee that you will get everything you want in your divorce - run!
Is this program good no matter what state I live in?
Yes! Even though divorce law varies from state to state, the way divorce works in all states follows essentially the same pattern. Knowing that pattern will give you an advantage no matter where you live. Plus, divorce involves so much more than just the law! It involves emotions, finances, real estate, taxes, kids and more. The Divorce Road Map Program will help you understand how to deal with all of those areas of your divorce.
Is this program good outside of the United States?
No. While many things will probably be useful to you no matter where you live, I designed this course specifically for U.S. residents. I can't promise that this program will be as valuable to you if you live elsewhere.
What if I am unhappy with the program?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I don't want my spouse to know I signed up for anything about divorce. What will show up on my credit card?
I understand completely. That's why all you will see on your credit card are letters that don't spell anything. (I would tell you what those letters are, but then, if your spouse were to see this page, that wouldn't be good, would it?!) What's important is that the words "divorce," "divorce lawyer," "divorce coach," "Karen Covy," etc. will NOT show up on your credit card.
You also have the option of using a prepaid debit card, Paypal, Venmo, or having a friend pay for you and then you pay your friend back!
PS If you already feel overwhelmed by your divorce and you DON'T want it to get ugly and expensive, just remember:
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Pick the package above that's right for you and you'll be on your way to creating a healthier divorce.
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