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Parenting Plans

The Je Ne Sais Quoi of Sound Parenting Plans

Tara Fass | Posted 03.15.2016 | Divorce
Tara Fass

I am of the opinion that the more clarity and definition you have in your co-parenting plan the better. For many of you, the co-parenting plan will be put away in a drawer and rarely, if ever, looked at again. For all of you though, thinking these issues through and really taking them seriously will make a world of difference, and may even help you attain the closure you desperately want and need.

Creating a Parenting Plan That Fits Your Family

Divorce Magazine | Posted 11.19.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

If you want to develop a parenting plan that meets the unique needs of your kids and family, then you need to be in control. Choose a divorce process and work with professionals that allow you -- not the courts -- to make the decisions.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part V

Mark Baer | Posted 06.04.2016 | 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.

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

3 Things To Do Before Your Child Custody Mediation Appointment

Caroline Choi | Posted 07.22.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

One of the ugly realities of divorce is that you and your spouse have to divide your time with your children. Instead of the luxury of having your ch...

The Consequence of Unenforced Ethical Guidelines for Collaborative Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 06.07.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The Ethical Guidelines for Collaborative Divorce by Collaborative Divorce Institute provide in pertinent part as follows: "All Collaborative Divorce ...

Divorce Confidential: Do I Need A Divorce Attorney?

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It is important to consider all issues before you make a decision on whether to hire an attorney or not. While legal representation is important, it is not always necessary.

One Choice, Two Parents: A Summertime Planner

Mark Roseman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

Parents most often live in different towns, perhaps different states, perhaps different regions of this country. But, unlike most of the year with cookie cutter visitation arrangements, the summer means even more scheduling, more agendas.

8 Ways To Plan A Stress-Free Summer Vacation Post-Split

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Divorce
Dr. Michelle Rozen

Summer vacation can be a stressful for time for all parents. What to do with the kids? How to keep them busy?

What Co-Parents Of Teens MUST Talk About

Tara Fass | Posted 03.25.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

Parenting teens under any circumstances will test your patience. But co-parenting teens who move between two households presents particular challenges.

Which Custody Plans Screw Up Kids The Least?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 09.20.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Is joint custody the best arrangement for kids? Should infants and toddlers be shuttled between two homes? Is it important to include children in de...

What are the custody patterns in Washington State?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 09.19.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

News reports often highlight the sensational and irrational behaviors of divorcing parents leading to a distorted understanding of the typical patterns of divorce resolution in the U.S. Data from actual court proceedings often tell a different story.

Try Hard - Converting Anger into The Plot to Reclaim Your Kid

Crai S. Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Crai S. Bower

My son, now 23 years old, sleeps across the room as I write. I'm visiting him in Jamaica, where he's spending three months...