How Collaborative Divorce Works: FAQs

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Going through a divorce can be a difficult and confusing time. Divorces often involve lawyers, court dates, and a lot of time and costs, if the two parties disagree on numerous issues. Divorce law and family courts seek to remedy these disagreements. A few people may find themselves in a pretty straightforward divorce, where there is no disagreement at all. Those few probably only need guidance with divorce papers but not much else. Many people find themselves in the middle, … Read more »

10 Things To Keep In Mind When Telling Your Kids About The Divorce

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There are ways to soften the blow. by Caroline Lehman, from the Huffington Post Telling your kids that you plan to divorce is not a conversation to be taken lightly. It’s one that marks a turning point in all of your lives. For the sake of your children’s mental health, it’s important to be prepared. Below are some expert tips to help you share the news with your kids in the best way possible considering the circumstances. 1. Watch your … Read more »

7 Issues All Co-Parents Face And How To Overcome Them

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Your attitude about the situation is the one thing that’s completely in your control. by Caroline Lehman, Huffington Post Co-parenting is no walk in the park. Disagreements about discipline, schedules and bed times can unravel even the most level-headed parent ― and when kids play their parents against one another, all hell threatens to break loose.  Below, experts share the issues that come up most frequently for co-parents and how to manage them. 1. Talking badly about the other parent. “When you … Read more »

Don't Let Divorce Consume Your Life

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Posted by Cathy Meyer When I began navigating the process of divorce, it consumed my life. I ate, drank and slept divorce. It seemed to be all I could think about or talk about and all that talking and thinking fed my raw emotions.   If you are consumed by the legal, emotional, and financial aspects of your divorce, here are some tips to help avoid obsessive thinking and reflection: 1. Set a daily time limit for thinking about and … Read more »

Why I’m Letting Go: Agreeing to 50/50 Custody

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Aubrey Keefer Mother, teacher, from the Huffington Post Almost two years ago, my world was turned upside down. My ex-husband had confessed that he no longer loved me, and I learned the hurtful truth about our marriage. Sincerely believing that I was looking out for the best interests of our two girls, I immediately filed for primary physical custody. My ex-husband did not fight it, as he himself was lost and trying to find his way, and we … Read more »

5 Tips To Help You Through Your Divorce

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By Randall M. Kessler Huffingtonpost.com Tip 1. Help your lawyer help you.  Lawyers do not “know it all” and they certainly do not know you or your spouse. In fact, you probably know your spouse as well as anyone. So give your lawyer suggestions as to how to get through to your spouse. Does your spouse like to feel in charge? Does he or she love to win? If so, tell your lawyer so you can perhaps settle the … Read more »

Terrorism and Children of Divorce

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Published on July 18, 2016 Randy Kessler Past Chair, ABA Family Law Section, Family Law Atty As a divorce lawyer for nearly 30 years, I have unfortunately seen too many children suffer because of their parents’ divorce. The metaphors abound. One judge, after hearing a case where the husband had moved a new fiancé into his home before his divorce was complete stated “your child’s empire is falling apart and now you are installing a new emperor.” … Read more »