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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

What I Wish I’d Known Before Getting Divorce: 7 Insights to Consider

Hindsight is 20-20 as the saying goes. When it comes to ending a marriage, a little foresight would go a long way to making smarter, more rational decisions. Although every divorce is different, if you’re embarking on the dissolution of your marriage, consider these seven insights from those who have been there.


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Monday, December 17, 2018

What to Buy Your The Ex On Your List? Holiday Gifting Do’s & Don’ts

The holiday season is a time for giving. But sometimes divorce can leave you feeling like a Scrooge with plenty of “ba-hum-bug” to go around. If glad tidings of peace, love and joy move you to be generous towards your ex, there’s no reason not to include him or her on your gift list. Just keep in mind these gifting do’s and don’ts from The Good Men Project blogger Sinta Ebersohn:


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Gratitude Series Part 3: Seven Ways to Give Your Kids the Greatest Gift

During the holiday season, we often stop and count our blessings or give thanks for the good things in our lives. Especially in challenging times, a tradition of gratitude can sustain us through the difficulties. If you’ve been through divorce — or are going through one now — teaching gratitude practices to your children may be the last thing that comes to your mind.


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Could the “Nest” be Best?: Another Take on Shared Custody

Some divorcing parents are taking a tip from the robins and the sparrows. Rather than shuttling their kiddos from Mom’s house to Dad’s, they are allowing the kids to remain in the family home while they “fly” in and out. This out-of-the-box option is aptly named “bird nesting.”


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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

School Daze: Planning Ahead Can Help Unify Your Divided Home

Your kids may have new clothes, sneakers, book bags, pencils and pens, but as they head back to the classroom, do they have everything they need to succeed? If you’re divorced or divorcing and have shared custody, that school list may extend beyond supplies to some practice strategies.

Heather Locus, certified divorce finance advisor and author of The Next Chapter – A Practical Roadmap for Successfully Navigating Through, and Beyond, Divorce, suggests using this time to “reset expectations, goals and boundaries.”  The new school year can be the perfect time to renew your shared commitment to your children and bridge any previous communication gaps, says Locus in a recent article for Forbes magazine.


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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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