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Divorced parents, there are less than 57 days left until Christmas!

Divorced parents need to start planning now for the holiday season.  It may seem far off.  However, the holidays will be here before you know it.  First up…Thanksgiving. Families who are divorced or separated should start planning now to ensure the holidays are as drama-free as possible and the children have great memories with both […]

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements don’t sound very romantic.  However, they can allow couples to reduce financial uncertainty before or after a marriage and focus on other aspects of their relationship. Let’s face it.  A marriage is a legal partnership into which each partner brings debts and assets. No one wants to think about a marriage […]

Resolve to Help Your Children Cope with Divorce

This year, why not resolve to really help your children cope with the realities of having divorced parents? The relatively new year can be the perfect time to change old patterns and help everyone in the family become more emotionally healthy.   Here are some ideas to focus your behavior to help your family members […]

Telling Kids about Separation and Divorce

Telling kids that their parents are getting a divorce may be one of the hardest things you ever do.  However, with some planning, you can help your children through this difficult time.   Clear your schedules Find a large block of time when you and your spouse can tell the children together and not be […]

The Top Three Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Once you begin to consider divorce, it’s important to make smart decisions to avoid common divorce mistakes. This is often a difficult and confusing time as each person tries to restructure and rebuild their lives and also support any children.  However, you need to be thoughtful each step of the way to avoid mistakes that […]
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Back to School Tips for Divorced Parents

Back to school often means back to the drawing board for divorced parents and their children.  Getting back into the education groove can lead to changes in custody schedules, extra financial burdens and often additional activities for the children. The start of the school year means that the co-parents revert to the regular parenting time […]

Consider An Alternative to “Divorce as Usual”

When you think of divorce, you probably think of bitter arguments over property and/or children that leave both parties upset and angry. However, there is an alternative – Collaborative Law. The Collaborative Law Practice model is based on three principles designed to provide a reasonable approach to divorce: A pledge not to go to court; An […]