how to talk to your kids about divorce

For parents beginning divorce proceedings, breaking the news to your children is often the most difficult part. The life your child has become so accustomed to is about to change drastically, and likely your primary concern is how they will …

Divorcing couple getting a written custody agreement

When many couples file for divorce, the decision is mutual, and the process itself is amicable. They discuss, moving forward, what custody of their children will look like and assume they will be able to work together continuously in the …

divorce mediation process

For any couple wishing to avoid litigation in court, mediation is a widely used alternative. In mediation, the two parties meet with a neutral mediator, with attorneys sometimes in attendance, to resolve any issues and determine compromises necessary for the …

how to prepare financially for divorce

The financial side of divorce can feel intimidating at first, especially when already facing the emotional and mental stress brought about by such an enormous life change. For even the most amicable of couples, divorce can be an overwhelming process. …

little girl eating watermelon - how to make your summer custody arrangement work

It’s summer: the season of long-awaited family reunions, relaxing vacations, and the fondest of memories. With the loss of the regular routine, however, comes added confusion and stress for custody agreements.  Even though court-mandated custody orders include summer guidelines, often …

Facing divorce is a life-altering, all-consuming process that can and should be treated as the significant loss that it is. It is essential that all parties allow themselves the time to grieve to reach a place of healing, but too …

Even though joint custody arrangements are the obvious preference of courts and most parents,these arrangements can be a challenging experience. What can make them even morechallenging, however, is when one parent needs to move their residence out of state. In …

3 Reasons Why Couples Should Consider Counseling First

Surprisingly few couples seek out marriage counseling prior to filing for divorce. However, the vast majority of couples who do participate in counseling claim it was in some way beneficial to the relationship.  The hesitation? Many people believe marriage counseling …

Digital media can impact your divorce. Find out how..

As social media continually increases its role in our day-to-day lives, we are reminded to watch what we post. Charged words against a group of people could result in job loss while pictures from weekend antics could come up in …

3 Tips for Navigating Child Custody as COVID-19 Continues

When the spread of COVID-19 first entered our country in March and short-term stay-at-home orders were issued, many divorced parents made immediate, last-minute changes to child custody agreements in order to serve the child’s best interest for the time being.  …