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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Divorce & Children: How Toxic Relationships Cause Harm

Sitting in her therapist’s office, Birmingham mom Janet* choked back a sob, “I am so unhappy in my marriage, but I don’t want to hurt our children!” Janet’s therapist smiled compassionately, took a deep breath and uttered the words that Janet would carry with her through her divorce and beyond: “Leaving a relationship that’s causing you this much emotional anguish is not going to hurt your kids.”


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Monday, May 21, 2018

Can You Take a Vacation from Divorce?

With summer almost here, divorced couples with children will once again be doing the shared custody dance. As the established school schedule melts away quicker than an Eskimo Pie in Alabama, suddenly you’re faced with juggling vacations, camps, team practices, trips to grandmas and more. For divorced parents, summer can feel like like anything but a vacation.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Who Gets the... Pets?

Coming to terms with custody of family pets

You want the wedding china; he wants the oriental rug. No problem. But if you’re a pet-owning couple who’s divorcing, sorting out custody of your beloved pets can become a major point of contention. Fortunately, divorce law is picking up speed when in comes to rulings on who gets Fido and Fluffy.


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Friday, April 1, 2016

Losers & Losers - Can't We All Just get Along

On the heels of our last post comparing and contrasting a scorched earth versus collaborative divorce approach, we now take a look at a prime example of the former scenario.  In an outspoken cry for sanity and reasonableness, an Ontario Superior Court Justice, Alex Pazratz, recently issued an order calling into question the litigious process of child custody disputes.


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Monday, April 21, 2014

A Judge Shares Words of Wisdom for Child Custody Disputes

Child custody disputes can be very difficult for everyone involved – especially the children. You can imagine the pain of having two parents go through a tough and troubling time full of arguments, fighting and strife and how much stress it places on the child, who is often caught in the middle.

Understanding what it’s like for children, a judge in Minnesota named Michael Haas penned a short letter to divorcing parents back in 2001.  Given their import, we wanted to share them with you:


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