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Entries by Diane L. Danois, J.D. from 06/2013

If You Could, Would You Reverse Time and Have a Divorce Do-Over?

| Posted 06.03.2013 | Divorce

why is it that most of those same people, facing the inevitability of divorce years later, don't also approach the divorce planning process in a similar fashion as a wedding?

Top 5 Wrong Reasons We Marry the Wrong Person

| Posted 06.06.2013 | Divorce

Think back to the days leading up to your marriage. Were you young and carefree? Were you desperately seeking Mr./Ms. Right? Were you independent, ...

Cohabitation, the Termination of Alimony and Cell Phones

| Posted 06.11.2013 | Divorce

The termination of alimony is a touchy subject for those paying or receiving the financial support post-divorce. Proving cohabitation is a challenging, costly proposition.

Helping Children of Divorce Celebrate Father's Day

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Divorce

As a mediator, I am astounded by the number of stories I've heard relating to ignored birthdays, forgotten holidays and missed Mother's and Father's Days by children of divorced parents. Parents: Put aside your feelings for just one moment, and focus on your children.

What Makes A 'Real Mom'?

| Posted 06.14.2013 | Divorce

I am a "Real Mom." You may disagree. However, every morning, when I wake, get my stepchildren up and ready for school, make breakfasts, pack lunches, and eventually find time to look in the mirror, I see a mom. Actually, I see my mom.

10 Things Co-Parents Need to Know About Parenting Coordination

| Posted 06.25.2013 | Divorce

Next to the divorce itself, co-parenting is the single cause high-conflict divorcees use most to perpetuate litigious behaviors, resulting in unnecessary stress on the children, exorbitant legal fees, and a burden on an already over-extended court system.