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When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

5 Tips on Maintaining Healthy and Thriving Relationships

Sheila Blagg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Remember the first time you met your significant other? How you felt the first time you spoke on the phone, had your first kiss, or your first night together?

Sometimes, Separation Is Necessary--- Even the Pope Says So

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 07.09.2015 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

Men, women and kids whose lives are turned upside down by unfortunate family circumstances need to be embraced and supported -- not blamed or isolated -- when separation and/or divorce happens. Pope Frances said as much.

Amicable Divorce Is the New Black

Michelle Crosby | Posted 07.06.2015 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

America's beloved celebrity couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, known colloquially as "Bennifer" marked their 10 year anniversary this week with a divorce.

I Live With My Ex-Wife And Her New Wife -- And Our Kids Are Better For It

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.06.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

The Supreme Court's Impact On Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce

James McLaren | Posted 06.30.2015 | Divorce
James McLaren

With this landmark decision from the United States Supreme Court, there is no longer anything called "same-sex marriage" or even "same-sex divorce." In its place, is now something we can all inclusively refer to as a marriage or divorce. This is the way it should have been all along.

How Hiking Helped Me Move Past The Pain Of Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.29.2015 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package se...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Final Part

Mark Baer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Since this is the final article in this series, I am finally going to share the answer I gave the attorney colleague of mine who asked me the following question: "Any thoughts on how to make money as a family lawyer when you're not prepared to screw the other side?"

My Husband And I Live In The Same Building As My Ex. Here's What It's Like

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

How This Divorced Mama Got Her 'Swagger' Back Post-Split

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.25.2015 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package se...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.

What I've Learned From Eight Years Of Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

How My Ex And I Put Our Differences Aside To Raise Our Son

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.05.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part V

Mark Baer | Posted 06.04.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I'm going to say it over and over and over again until my last breath -- "Mediation" that is handled as a "settlement conference," but with a "mediator" rather than a judicial officer is not mediation.

On Loving Eggplant Parmigiana And Loathing King-Size Beds After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.03.2015 | Divorce

If there's ever a time you need a little distraction in your life, it's during the divorce process. That's why we launched our Divorce Care Package se...

8 Things Kids Learn From Growing Up In A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.29.2015 | Divorce

Each week on HuffPost Divorce, people in stepfamilies share their best advice on blending a family as part of our Blended Family Friday series. It's u...

'I Got A Divorce For My 30th Birthday'

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce

"This Is Divorce At..." is a HuffPost Divorce series delving into divorce at every stage of life. Want to share your experience of divorcing at a cert...

How I Learned To Appreciate My Husband's Ex-Wife

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.22.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

I Became A Desperate Housewife In My 20s, So I Left

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.18.2015 | Divorce

"This Is Divorce At..." is a HuffPost Divorce series delving into divorce at every stage of life. Want to share your experience of divorcing at a cert...

The 3 Words That Helped This Former 'Real Houswife' Blend Her Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.15.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part III

Mark Baer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Part II of this series ended with the following question from an attorney colleague on the listserv for the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

What Kids With Divorced Parents Need To Remember

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.08.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

What This Divorced Dad Loves Most About Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.01.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

Competing for the Kids

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce
Marina Sbrochi

Even with all the data pointing to the fact that using your kids as pawns and competing for your kids is not good for them, people continue to do it. If you are one of those that are stuck with an ex that just can't stop competing, I've got a trick for you.