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!)
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If you are a parent and you are facing divorce, one of the first things you probably thought about was, “What is going to happen with the kids?” You have visions of having to spend weekends and holidays without them. You worry about what will happen to the kids when they are not with you. Most of … Read more about How to Make a Co-Parenting Schedule That Works!
Divorce litigation sucks for a whole lot of reasons. It is expensive, time-consuming, and ugly. But saving time, money, and energy are not the only reasons why you should avoid litigating your divorce. There are other, deeper reasons. What is Divorce Litigation, Anyway? According to Black’s … Read more about The 3 Real Reasons Divorce Litigation Sucks
You’re getting divorced. You have kids. You know that you are going to need to make some sort of a parenting plan with your soon-to-be-ex. But you don’t have the faintest idea how to go about doing it. You have no idea what is supposed to go into a parenting plan, and what is not. Of course … Read more about How to Make a Parenting Plan
Anyone who thinks co parenting is easy has probably never tried it themselves! Even if you and your ex did your best to “consciously uncouple,” you are still likely to push each other’s buttons from time to time after your divorce. If your divorce was more like World War III than a civilized split, … Read more about 10 Tips for Effective Co Parenting
We have all had them. You know ... the conversations that you rehearse over and over in your head 1000 times before you actually face the person you need to talk with. The conversations that you dread so much that you would rather clean your entire basement, and your garage, rather than have them? … Read more about 5 Tips for Making Difficult Conversations With Your Ex Easier
Yogis know it. Philosophers know it. Parents know it: What doesn't bend, breaks. In other words, flexibility – in your body, in your life, and in parenting – is key. But even though most parents understand that to raise happy, healthy, kids they need to be flexible, it is not uncommon for divorcing … Read more about Maintaining Flexibility in Your Parenting Plan: Don’t Be a “Parenting Plan Nazi”
Tom Cruise's recent admission that his ex–wife Katie Holmes filed for divorce to protect their daughter Suri from Scientology highlights what can happen when divorce and religion mix and go awry. While religion may not be a motivating factor in most people's divorce, it can be an important part of a … Read more about Divorce and Religion: How Do Parents of Different Religions Deal if They Divorce?
Many divorce judgments contain what is known as a "morality clause." While there are many variations of that clause, a morality clause is essentially a provision in a divorce decree, or court order, that says that neither parent can have a romantic partner spend the night while the children are … Read more about Be Careful of What You Agree to: Understanding the Morality Clause in Your Divorce