Am I Ready for Divorce? There are many positions you can take in divorce, depending on your initial situation. According to an article by Bruce Derman, Ph.D. and Wendy Gregson, LMFT, there are three dilemmas that most people face when then find themselves headed toward divorce. 1. “I want the divorce, but I am not sure if…

How to Co-Parent Successfully Good co-parenting requires both parties to have their children’s best interest in mind. It’s not just avoiding mistakes like those listed in the previous article, but also being committed to supporting your children and being unified as parents even though you are no longer together. Dr. Phil has made some suggestions for good co-parenting: Sit…

How NOT to Co-Parent Co-parenting can be a difficult adjustment, for both yourself and your children. You may still be emotional about the split, and it can be difficult to not let those emotions get in the way of your ability to co-parent. As tempting as it may be to have your children take sides or…

Handling Family Events After Divorce You and your spouse divorced, but that doesn’t mean your family did. It’s likely that you still have family events together. Although they may feel awkward, attending these events can help your kids to know you still support them. Whether it’s a birthday party, school event, or family dinner, it’s important to still…

Is My Ex Brainwashing My Child? It can be frustrating when you are trying to do what’s best for you child when you feel your ex is using your child as a pawn. Unfortunately, in many situations, it’s the children who often experience the greatest emotional toll when custody is in dispute. The court is clear…

The Danger in Conflict Only Co-Parenting You may not want to stay involved with your ex after your separation, but if you’ve got children together, your kids may be suffering from your lack of communication. Some post-divorce parents feel they need to have contact with the other parent only in times of conflict. While there should be…

Important Rules of Being a Divorced Parent You may think the stress of divorce ends once your decree is signed, but often the stress carries into co-parenting after your divorce. While co-parenting can be difficult, it’s important to not take the stress out on your children. Keep in mind your divorce has already had an impact on…

What is a Custody Evaluation? During a case involving custody, if a dispute over custody arises or if the parents have serious concerns about the other party’s ability to parent, a custody evaluation may be necessary. Custody evaluations, or parenting evaluations as they are sometimes called, are often court-appointed, but can also be requested by either…

Co-Parenting With a Poltergeist This October, it may seem like you are co-parenting with a blood-sucking vampire, a zombie, or a poltergeist, causing you to feel like you’re at your wits end! Although you can’t control your ex’s actions, you can certainly choose how you react to them. Dealing with conflict when it comes to your child…

You Have a Voice in Your Family Law Case Although your attorney will make sure you are aware of your legal rights and help you litigate your case, it’s important to remember that you have a voice in your case. Your life is greatly impacted by the outcome of your case, so it’s crucial that…