pencil eraser - common mistakes after divorce

When those divorce papers are finally signed and the process is complete, you likely feel as if you’ve completed a marathon. Now, you are ready to bask in the new life that awaits you. However, divorce is a stressful and …

covid-19 vaccines for children

Back in May, the FDA authorized the COVID-19 vaccine for children between 12 and 15. Following that announcement, many divorced parents found themselves contacting their family law attorneys regarding disagreements over whether or not to vaccinate their child. More recently, …

same-sex divorce

In 2015, the landmark decision in Ogerbefell vs. Hodges made same-sex marriage legal in all fifty states, including thirteen in which it had been banned prior. The decision allowed same-sex couples to receive the same benefits as heterosexual couples, including …

sharing custody over the holidays with a holiday custody schedule

The holidays can be a tense time for everyone, but for those who share custody of their children, the holiday season can be an even bigger headache. If not given the proper forethought, the festive nature of the holidays can …

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 …