Tag Archives: Parenting Plans

August 28, 2013

Avoid Hurting Children by Divorce

I recently viewed a TED video about the impact of divorce on children. Professor Tamara Afifi, a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, presented the results of her research. Here are some of her findings: CONFLICT BETWEEN PARENTS, Continue reading…

July 12, 2013

Determining Parenting Time and Child Custody

Robert Emery, Ph.D., a well known author about families and divorce, wrote that joint physical custody can be the best arrangement and the worst arrangement for children in an article for Psychology Today. As a Collaborative Child Specialist, I assist Continue reading…

July 8, 2013

What does “Physical Custody” mean?

At some point in your divorce, you and your spouse will have to decide your designation for physical custody.  Many divorcing couples can get caught up on this designation.  In the state of Minnesota, physical custody refers to the right Continue reading…

May 27, 2013

Support Options for Coparenting

Angelina Jolie has been a news-maker lately for her courageous decision to disclose her personal health care response to having a breast cancer gene. You may have noticed in her media interviews how often she has referred to “my partner, Continue reading…

May 21, 2013

Divorced Parents with Children: Separate and United

In a speech in 1858, Abraham Lincoln declared, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”  Then, Lincoln saw that a divided nation was not a viable future future for our country. When parents divorce, they separate their homes, but hopefully, Continue reading…

May 10, 2013

Undivided Loyalty: Minimize the Effects on Children During Divorce

Almost every potential client I meet with wants to minimize the negative effects of divorce on the children.  So many couples want to consciously have a healthy co-parenting relationship. And as parents, we know our kids better than anyone and Continue reading…

May 2, 2013

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Several years back, I was working on a case with another collaborative attorney and our clients were arguing about a parenting issue.  My client was trying to tell her soon-to-be former spouse how he should spend his time with their Continue reading…

April 19, 2013

The Best Parenting Plan is the One You Never Have To Use

When it comes to co-parenting after divorce, the best parenting plan is the one you never have to use. Creating the parenting plan is perhaps the most important part of your collaborative divorce process. But if you put the time Continue reading…