Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 28, 2013

Having That Talk With Your Kids

Categories: Children in DivorceDivorceParents

Well, perhaps not “that talk”, but breaking the news about your divorce to your children can be just as nerve-racking and unfortunately, this is something you have to do as a couple; together, rationally, calmly and as a united front. Continue reading…

June 27, 2013

6 Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media in Divorce

Categories: DivorceMental Health

Nearly everyone uses some form of social media today to stay connected to family and friends.  It’s even a common experience to learn about relationship changes through a “Friend’s” updated status.  However, when it comes to divorce, connecting or staying Continue reading…

June 26, 2013

Dreadlocks and Divorce

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Well, I’m doing it. Right now. I am at the salon having my hair teased, twisted, and permed into dreadlocks.  I have been waiting a year for this, growing my hair out to six inches in length.  It was with dread Continue reading…

June 25, 2013

8 Tips to Save Money During Wedding Season

Categories: DivorceMoney and Finances

With wedding season in full swing, your mailbox may be overflowing with invitations.  Going to weddings, especially several in a row, can really add up.  While weddings can be a blast to attend, there’s no getting around the fact that Continue reading…

June 24, 2013

We’re Divorcing, What about Special Family Events?

No matter when a divorce commences, it is practically inevitable that there will be at least one special event—a child’s birthday, a graduation, a holiday, a family reunion—that occurs during the divorce process. Determining how to celebrate such events can Continue reading…

June 21, 2013

Divorce: Not One-Size-Fits-All

Categories: AlimonyCollaborative LawDivorce

A recent article in Time Magazine called The End of Alimony discusses some of the potentially unfair and unrealistic outcomes that can result from the current family legal system. The example highlighted in the article discusses a second wife having Continue reading…

June 20, 2013

Getting Unmarried Part I: The Beginning of the End of a Marriage

Categories: DivorceSeparation

In this upcoming series of posts I will outline what I think were the most important decisions I had to make when in 2008 I began the journey to end my thirty-year marriage.  It is my hope that readers of Continue reading…

June 19, 2013

Guilt and Ambivalence About Divorce

Debra Messing recently expressed guilt over her divorce and the fact that she and her husband couldn’t give her son “the fantasy” that her parents gave her in a marriage that was now ending. She said she and her husband Continue reading…

June 18, 2013

Kids and Allowance

Categories: DivorceMoney and FinancesParents

Do you give an allowance to your child?  Many parents often wonder what they should do when it comes to giving an allowance.  Giving an allowance can be a great opportunity for teaching important financial lessons. Even very young children Continue reading…

June 17, 2013

Post-graduation Parental Support

Divorced or uncoupled parents of graduates will have a few extra issues to deal with. We hope they can plan the graduation party together and agree on who hosts it, who is invited, how the costs will be covered, etc., Continue reading…