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We Love Our Kid-Free Weekends

Aubrey Keefer | Posted 06.16.2016 | Divorce
Aubrey Keefer

Every other weekend, there are no kids in our house. Two to three nights a week, there are no kids in our house. For literally half of the nights every month, there are no kids in our house. And do you know what? We love those nights.

This May Make You Rethink Your Custody Arrangement After Divorce

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Dr. Phil

Leslie and Andy were married for seven years, and Andy has primary custody of their 5-year-old son — though Leslie, who admits to having abused drug...

5 Tips to Prevent Discord While Sharing Custody of the Children Over the Summer

Steve Mindel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Divorce
Steve Mindel

Given that family circumstances often change -- people remarry, people relocate -- set schedules may have to be adjusted. That said, even with no major changes, no one estranged couple usually stays in step with a regimented plan. As such, the following are my five tips for staying out of skirmishes or all-out fights with your ex so that both of you, and your kids, can enjoy the summer.

What Does "No Fault" Divorce Mean?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.10.2016 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

In 1970, the State of California originated the concept of "no-fault" divorce. The rationale behind the law was that there was no point in forcing pe...

Viola Davis Opens Up About Parenting Mistakes And Judgment

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents

Viola Davis knows that parenting today comes with a lot of pressure. "When you have a child, you want to be a perfect mother. You feel like you have t...

What Divorce Does To A 'Family Man'

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

No matter how I feel about losing my husband, I am actively grateful my daughter didn't lose a dad.

The Misery of Trying to Co-Parent With an Ex Who Acts Like The Donald

Alison Patton | Posted 04.08.2016 | Divorce
Alison Patton

While the Republican Party is desperately trying to cut ties with Donald Trump, the world watches in disbelief. All, that is, but a particular group of women and men with one thing in common.

It's Unwise to Define Frozen Embryos as Human Life

Mark Baer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
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Mark Baer

The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.

Many Dads Are Being Forced to Play "Mother May I?"

Donna Mott | Posted 04.04.2016 | Divorce
Donna Mott

Photo by Kellie Chaney http://wearehandpicked.com Do you remember the childhood game, Mother May I? The mother directs the children to take a certain...

Is There Life After Divorce?

Stann Givens | Posted 03.23.2016 | Divorce
Stann Givens

I have told all of my new clients that story and explained to them that there will be a time when the horrors they are experiencing in the breakup of their marriage will end and they will find peace. Most cannot believe it when I tell them.

Getting Help from Addiction When You're a Divorcing Dad or Mom

Lisa Helfend Meyer | Posted 03.22.2016 | Divorce
Lisa Helfend Meyer

With opioid drug abuse becoming as much a problem in small towns and rural areas as in urban centers and cutting across demographic lines, it's not surprising that its effects are increasingly being felt in divorce courts.

Trump Protestor Says She Was Transferred To ICE After Her Arrest

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.22.2016 | Latino Voices

Jacinta Gonzalez was one of three protestors arrested at a Trump protest in Arizona on Saturday, but the Latina activist was the only one held overnig...

Divorce Confidential: Parental Child Abduction in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce rates are on the rise across the world. Here in the U.S., the divorce rate is higher than 50%, with Spain, Portugal and Belgium almost 20% hi...

Why Two Men Are Fighting Over Who Will Raise Terminally Ill Woman’s Children

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Dr. Phil

Adriane was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer two years ago and says that when she is gone, she wants her husband of eight years, John, to rai...

Why the Mormon Church Leaders Still Don't Get It

John Halstead | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

The children of LGBT couples must wait to they are 18 to receive sacraments which are routinely extended to eight year old children in the Mormon church. The Mormon church leadership has an outdated conception of "family."

Parents Should Think Twice Before Engaging in a Custody Battle over Their Children

Mark Baer | Posted 11.10.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

When parents engage in custody battles over their children, they do so under the guise that it is in their children's best interest, but is that generally true? Please don't misunderstand, I am not suggesting that parents don't sincerely believe that what they want is in the best interest of their children.

What It's Really Like When The Kids Are At Their Dad's

Kathleen Gordon | Posted 11.03.2015 | Divorce
Kathleen Gordon

For my kids, being the child of divorced parents isn't a tragedy, because the adults in their lives love them and want the best for them, which includes getting along with each other. My children are thriving, and so am I.

Suck It Up For The Kids

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 10.29.2015 | Divorce
Heather Gillis-Harris

Whatever pain the other party has put you through, sometimes you have to stuff it and move on. Why? Because your kids didn't ask for this. They don't want to be put in the position where they have to choose between Mom and Dad. Chances are they want and need both parents.

Why This Young Couple Is Terrified Their Baby Will Be Taken From Them

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 10.27.2015 | Dr. Phil

Karen says she wants custody of her 20-year-old daughter, Kiersten’s, unborn baby girl, because she believes Kiersten and her fiancé, Jaden, are un...

How to Explain Divorce to a 3-Year-Old?

Randall M. Kessler | Posted 09.21.2015 | Divorce
Randall M. Kessler

How do we help our clients explain divorce to a 3-year-old? That is something parents must deal with and must get right, to help their children. Whether it is explaining divorce to a 3-year-old, a 6-year-old, or a teenager, it is never easy, especially when it's your own divorce.

When Custody Battles Make Breastfeeding Nearly Impossible

SheKnows | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents

When Lynn D. first discovered she was pregnant, she just assumed she would most likely breastfeed her new baby but hadn’t thought too much about it....

If Joint Custody Were a Country Song

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 08.25.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

If this were a country song, I'd load my hound into the pickup and head to the local bar. I'd order a Bud, put some quarters in the jukebox and let Hank Williams, or maybe Patsy Cline, sing my pain.

California Court Rules That a Mother's Custody Petition Requires a Hearing

Brad Reid | Posted 07.23.2016 | Parents
Brad Reid

In a just decided (July 23, 2015) unpublished decision (In re Emily S.) the Court of Appeals of California, Second Appellate District, has reversed a trial court's decision that denied, without a hearing, a biological mother's court petition to regain custody of a daughter.

Visit With My Estranged Grandmother

Dana Laquidara | Posted 06.18.2016 | Divorce
Dana Laquidara

Following the cobblestone walkway to her front door on Cape Cod, I am marveling at the fact that at ninety years old she is still living on her own. I am about to ring the doorbell when she pulls the door open and stands before me, small but steady on her feet.

How to Win More Time with Your Kids This Summer

Stann Givens | Posted 05.27.2016 | Divorce
Stann Givens

Children all over the U.S. are finishing school and making plans for the summer. For families going through a divorce, this normally relaxing time of year can be the most stressful.