Co-parenting with a narcissist is qualitatively different than co-parenting with any other person on the planet. It’s terrifying, infuriating, and humiliating … and that’s on a good day! The worst part is that once you’ve had children with a narcissist, you’re going to have to parent with a … Read more about 21 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist
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You can’t help it. It’s not that you are wishing evil upon your spouse while you are going through a divorce (okay, so maybe you are!). But you can’t help wondering every now and then: what would happen if my spouse just died? While that would certainly make your divorce go away, it would also make … Read more about Child Support After Death: 6 Tips for Providing for the Kids If Your Ex Dies
If you're going through a divorce, you know you need a divorce decree. You know it's an important document. But there are so many documents involved in divorce. You may not be entirely sure what a divorce decree is, or what should be in it. Yet, because your divorce decree IS so important, it's … Read more about Everything You Need to Know About Your Divorce Decree BEFORE You Sign It!
Parenting is challenging for everyone. Co parenting with someone you’re no longer even living with is worse. Having to communicate, make parenting decisions, and manage your kids' schedules and bills from a distance is enough to rattle even the most amicable co parents. Co parenting apps like Our … Read more about The Ultimate Guide to Co Parenting Apps
,Do you remember where you were on 9/11? If you’re an American who is old enough to remember 2001, the answer is: Yes! Why? Because watching rogue airplanes crash through the Twin Towers was an emotional event that changed America forever. To your children, your divorce is an emotional event that … Read more about How to Tell Your Kids About Divorce: 7 Tips You Need to Know
By the time you’re done with your divorce, you usually want to be done with your ex, too. Unfortunately, if you have kids together, talking to your ex is not optional. You’re going to have to talk to your ex about schedules, money, parenting issues, and more. What’s more, you’re going to have to … Read more about 10 Tips for How to Talk to Your Ex About the Kids (Without Losing it!)
Good divorce advice is like a shelter on high ground in a tsunami. You need it when you need it. When you don’t need it, you’re rarely paying attention to it … which is why you may have missed some of the divorce advice in my best divorce blog posts this past year. But, not to worry. Here is a … Read more about Top 10 Best Divorce Blog Posts of 2016
I want a divorce but my husband doesn’t. I have been unhappy for years. I’ve tried to talk to him. No response. I tried to get him to go to marriage counseling. He said okay, but never went. I told him I was going to a divorce lawyer. He was upset at first, but now acts like nothing has changed. I … Read more about I Want a Divorce But My Husband Doesn’t: Am I Stuck?
Have you ever stopped to wonder why we use the same word – “custody” – to describe the right to care for our children and the imprisonment of criminals? It seems a little strange once you actually think about it. Maybe that's why the Illinois legislature recently eliminated child custody in … Read more about Is Custody Dead? Understanding Child Custody in Illinois
Most divorcing couples embroiled in a custody battle think that the way they can win custody is by proving that their spouse is a terrible parent. They think that if they can persuade their kids to want to live with them, the judge will award them custody. They think that if they can show that their … Read more about How to Lose Your Custody Battle
They are caught in the perfect storm. At the same time that the baby boomers are experiencing the highest divorce rate in the country, their children – the 20 and 30 year olds with no job who have been knick-named “the boomerang generation” – are returning home to live with “mom and dad” in record … Read more about What Happens to the Boomerang Generation When Their Parents Divorce?