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Divorce Confidential: Using Mental Health Professionals In Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

The goal in enlisting mental health professionals in your divorce is to help you move forward. Remember, there is no shame in asking for help, especially if it will get you to a better place emotionally and spiritually.

Divorce Confidential: Child Testimony in Divorce Proceedings

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.29.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In litigated custody battles, clients sometimes ask if their child can testify. This is undoubtedly tempting, especially if your child is saying he or she wants to spend more time with you than your ex-spouse. However tempting, there are a few things you need to consider.

Divorce Confidential: Silver Linings in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.09.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's a new year and we can never predict what lies ahead, but there are definitely many adventures to be had for each and every one of you. If you're going through a divorce, there may be many challenges ahead, but regardless of the challenges, there is always a silver lining in every difficult circumstance.

Divorce Confidential: Holiday Preparations

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Holiday preparations are in full swing. The shopping malls are packed like a can of sardines and if you're like me, you're probably a little overwhelmed and stressed about getting the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Divorce Confidential: Crafting a Creative Pet Parenting Plan

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's no surprise pet parents are becoming a lot more serious about pet custody. The need to divide this member of your home can be painful and hold so much more value than the division of material possessions.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

Who Gets The Pets In A Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Pet custody is another issue that adds to the many layers of divorce. The implementation of a pet parenting plan may be something to consider, especially if it helps lessen the sense of loss you may feel and experience during the divorce process.

Divorce Confidential: Do Grandparents Have Rights in Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

If you're a grandparent and you are restricted from seeing your grandchild, your first thought may be to take legal action to preserve the bond and relationship you have established with your grandchild. But before you move forward with any legal action, here are some things to consider

Lessons Learned From Failed Divorce Mediation

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

As the new year begins, I reflect on a failed mediation, wondering what I could have done differently to prevent the unfortunate impasse. Was there so...

Divorce Confidential: When Divorce Is a Bad Idea

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is a long, emotional process and the decision to divorce shouldn't be taken lightly or made impulsively. It is important to note that there is always time to change your mind, even if the divorce train is well on its way.

Why Divorced Parents Should 'Suck It Up' For Their Kids

Alison Patton | Posted 01.16.2012 | Divorce
Alison Patton

When you're sucking it up until it hurts, that's when you will know your sacrifice is making a difference for your kids.