Tips for Effective Co-Parenting Divorce can harm everyone involved, especially the children. A report by the Ottawa-based Vanier Institute of the Family found that kids who have lived through an ugly divorce are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and drop out of school. One strategy that can help reduce the likelihood…

How a Bad Marriage can Effect Children Many parents hold a common misconception that their children will always fare better if they stay together. Divorce is never easy, but avoiding it to keep a “happy family” together is not necessarily a wise choice. Children respond to their environment in ways that are different from adults….

Celebrating Halloween During COVID-19 This Halloween, most families likely won’t be trick-or-treating with their kids, instead deciding to stay at home to avoid the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Halloween is typically a very social time with parties, trick-or-treating, and other social gatherings. When thinking about spending time with their children, parents should use their…

Should I Adopt My Stepchildren? As culture changes, so will society and what an American family looks like in 2020. Divorce has become more common, understood, and accepted by communities. Fortunately, this means the shame and stigma that accompanied a marriage ending is no longer relevant. People are finding themselves free to leave bad relationships…

Common “Last Straws” in Marriage When we think of a “last straw” in marriage we tend to think of some giant issue or uncovered truth where it is impossible to come back from.  Hollywood has programmed us to think of images of someone cheating or hiding large sums of money from their spouse.  While it…

Things Couples do that may Cause a Divorce Much of our content focuses on how to help people once they are facing or are certain divorce is going to take place.  As a family law firm, our natural response is to provide guidance during these troubling times.  Despite the fact that we provide legal counsel…

When To Seek Second Opinions for your Divorce Case Doctors and attorneys are both professionals that share many things in common.  Perhaps most relatable of all is that most people do not enjoy talking to either one, and will avoid it if possible.  This must be due to the negative connotations that accompany speaking either…

Grandparent Visitation Rights The relationship between grandparents and grandchild can be one of happiness, generosity, respect, and joy. However, sometimes events such as a parent’s death or divorce can alter relationships. After an event like this, the child’s parent can block any further contact with grandparents, who may in turn take legal action to maintain…

Tips to Consider Before Becoming a Blended Family Starting a blended family can prove to be a massive adjustment. Even though this could be an exciting time for you and your couple, it’s crucial to prepare for all potential challenges you may face in the future as you start sharing stressful responsibilities. Before you take…

Family Time is Important During the Pandemic Have you heard of the series of little skits entitled SGN (Some Good News) done by actor John Krasinski (Jim from The Office)?  John Krasinski felt the world needs some good vibes during this difficult time, and we tend to agree.  Consequently,  this article is not going to…