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Divorce Confidential: Children And The 'Best Interests' Standard

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Parents who work together and make the best decisions for their child are better off than when a court imposes an order on the family. With that goal in mind, look for a parenting expert or coach in your city. There are also many valuable resources available to you including co-parenting classes and co-parenting books. Finally, don't forget to talk to an attorney in your city for a resource list and tips on how to navigate this process!

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...

6 Summer Vacation Tips for Divorced or Separated Parents

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Divorce
Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

It's an annual rite of Spring -- children are eagerly anticipating the end of the school year and the start of their summer break. The same can't be said for a number of divorced or separated parents.

8 Commandments For Surviving Christmas Custody Arrangements

Tiffany Benyacko | Posted 12.21.2015 | Divorce
Tiffany Benyacko

Christmas is already stressful enough without having to deal with not having your kid around.

3 Ways the Child Support System Rips Apart Families

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 12.17.2015 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Ideally, the child support system should ensure all the financial necessities needed to raise a child are covered, with both parents providing fair and adequate contributions. However, time and time again the system fails in this regard.

Divorce Confidential: Finding the Right Divorce Attorney

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.02.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

When a decision is made to divorce, you are forced to become familiar with the legal world and what may seem like, a legal minefield. This is not an easy task given the legal jargon and technicalities involved in a divorce.

How to Help Children Ages 6-12 Through Your Divorce

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Gail Gross

You can help minimize the negative effects of divorce on children in this age group by working together, as a team, on several issues.

Anonymous Third Party Reproduction Ignores Children's Rights and Welfare

Mirah Riben | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Parental rights issues -- such as that of Sheena and Tiara Yates -- should never be decided based on the rights of one (or two) parents versus another parent with the omission of the rights of the child to know their genetic heritage. Children are not property and decisions concerning their lives must not ignore their needs and rights.

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.

How To Select The Best Mediator Is a Must Read for Everyone

Mark Baer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I cannot thank Mr. Peters enough for putting so much effort into writing such an outstanding book and highly recommend that every professional involved in dispute and/or conflict resolution and everyone involved in a dispute and/or conflict take the time to read this book.

An Open Letter to the Sanfords About Divorce

Vicki Larson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Having to deal with your former husband's cheating in such a public way must have been awful, Jenny. But to still be dragging him to court five years after you filed for divorce speaks more about you now than him, quite honestly.

Splitting the Baby

Krista Barth | Posted 11.12.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

I litigate for a living, but if I do my job really well, you never step foot inside a courtroom. If you step foot into a courtroom, you have already lost. You have abdicated your parental authority to the state rather than compromise with someone you once loved.

Divorce Confidential: Potential Risks When Litigating Move-Aways in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

For my last installment in this three-part move-away series, I am going to explore the potential risks that you may face when you decide to litigate a move-away motion in court.

Separation Training

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 09.09.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Kate Roberts

The older they get, the more they grow, and the more I feel their absence when they visit their father. The visitation forces me to feel the inevitable pain and loss of their ultimate separation as one day soon they will enter adulthood and leave for good.

3 Things To Consider Before Relocating With Your Kids

Caroline Choi | Posted 08.04.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In the heat of your divorce, have you thought about possibly moving your children to another city, state or even country? Whatever your reason, there are important things to consider before you make a decision to move away with your children.

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...

3 Steps To Successful Co-Parenting

Caroline Choi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's important to look at the big picture in your divorce and focus on what is in the best interests of your children. When you get along as co-parents, your children will likely be happier given the difficult circumstances that they are already facing with the divorce.

Divorce Confidential: Managing Your Emotions During A Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 05.13.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Can someone say "social media" as the new therapeutic emotional outlet?

4 Questions To Ask When Going Through Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In a divorce there are a million concerns that are swirling around in your head as you embark on this daunting and overwhelming process. One of the ways to ease your concerns is to be educated about the divorce process.

How ICE's Privacy Standards Hurt Immigration Reform

Christina Fialho | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Christina Fialho

Detained immigrants include victims of human trafficking, asylum seekers, and legal permanent residents with longstanding community ties; their voices and perspectives remain unheard.

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.

Sending the Kids on Summer Vacation With Their Other Parent

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

If you are the school year parent, here are some ideas used by families like yours to help children transition.

Disparity Between Child Support and Custody Enforcement

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

It is evident that the enforcement of child support and visitation are treated separately in the civil system. The law is quick and severe when child support is not paid but is largely toothless when a father is denied seeing his children.

Senate Bill 115 is Necessary to Protect Children and Fathers

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

The Uniform Parentage Act governs the determination of parentage of children who are born of parents that are not married.