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A Poem About Losing Custody

Jon Vaughn | Posted 10.29.2014 | Divorce
Jon Vaughn

Shock and surprise, in the blink of an eye. I'm still a kid myself! This twenty year old guy.

Planning Pays Off

Fred Silberberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

While the concept of planning what happens upon a separation may seem cruel or too calculating to some, its' a fact of life that those who plan ahead for their long term goals are usually more likely to succeed at them than those who do not.

Sisters In A Custody Battle: Who Should Keep The Child?

Posted 10.14.2014 | Dr. Phil

Dana is furious with her sister, Jaye, who refuses to relinquish temporary guardianship of Dana’s 13-year-old daughter. Dana, who struggled with dru...

Reality Divorce

Margaret Klaw | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

Sooner or later, it had to happen. Nestled cozily in my inbox between an email from a grumpy opposing attorney and a bar association solicitation, there it was: NOW CASTING DIVORCED COUPLES FOR NEW NBC SERIES. Of course, I clicked.

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.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Joan Meier | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Joan Meier

Society needs to come to grips with the reality of the risks some fathers pose for children -- and put away the childish fantasy that Fathers Know Best.

5 Custody Myths Separating Parents Should Know

Carla Schiff Donnelly | Posted 08.05.2014 | Divorce
Carla Schiff Donnelly

Custody cases can be contentious, expensive and painful for all involved. Parents are often flooded with war stories of their cousin's neighbor's bes...

The Best Gift Divorced Parents Can Give Their Kids

Amy Arndt | Posted 07.27.2014 | Divorce
Amy Arndt

If your primary goal is to protect your children from pain, by simply handling situations with your former spouse in a positive manner, the children reap the benefits.

What Society Gets Wrong About Divorced Dads

Doug Zeigler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Doug Zeigler

I just find it sad that societally, we assume the worst when it comes to men and fatherhood, especially in the case of custody. I do believe that with time, we can prove that we can be and ARE great parents in our own right and eradicate the stereotypes. The onus is on us, men.

Doing This Could Seriously Damage Your Child Custody Case

Posted 03.17.2014 | Divorce

By Lenore Skonal for Divorce360.com No. It’s the resounding answer to the question: Should you have a member of the opposite sex spend the night...

Saying "I Do" Over & Over

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Greenberg

What is it about marriage that makes so many of us want to try out yet another one after 1 or even 2 failed marriages?

A Lesson From Philomena

Mark Roseman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

I intended to be one of just a handful of patrons attending a recent performance in Delray Beach, FL of the new BBC film, Philomena. Philomena. This f...

The 'F' Word in Family Law

Natalie Gregg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

When you go before the judge, what is fair and just sometimes does not translate through the law.

Happy Fifteenth Anniversary

Mark Roseman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Divorce
Mark Roseman

Following my divorce in July 1998, I became a pro se litigant, seeking the Court to compel earlier orders for therapy and visitation which my children's mother was loathe to comply with.

What All Women Need To Do During Divorce

Women & Co | Posted 09.28.2013 | Divorce
Women & Co

Every divorce has unique circumstances that can directly influence the outcome, including who earns more, who gets custody of the children, or if one spouse has made a considerable financial contribution to the other's earning potential.

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.

Film Review, What Maisie Knew: Is the Kid All Right?

Erika Milvy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Erika Milvy

What does a six-year-old girl understand about the tumultuous life of grown-ups? The new film, What Maisie Knew, asks that question. The movie is a gut-churning domestic drama about a turbulent divorce and its collateral damage.

Top Three Concerns of Divorcing Moms

Natalie Gregg | Posted 06.26.2013 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

While our society has mostly embraced women in the workplace, it continues to place the majority of the parenting role on the mothers. This is particularly true after a divorce, making it essential that divorcing moms get the best possible settlements for the future of their families.

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.

The 'Uncle Dad Syndrome': When Divorced Dads Act Like Carefree Uncles and Why Their Kids Feel Cheated

Alison Patton | Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce
Alison Patton

The "Uncle Dad Syndrome" is not just about indulging the kids. It's the entire personality of this dad and how he parents.

The Biggest Myth About Child Custody

Natalie Gregg | Posted 05.22.2013 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

During divorce proceedings, the level of past parental involvement is the most critical factor in determining both the level of access that each spouse will receive and the amount of child support that will be provided, if any.

Bra Shopping In A Blended Family

Judy Silk | Posted 04.28.2013 | Divorce
Judy Silk

Sharing a child isn't as risk free as it might seem. Sure I can appreciate that my daughter has extra people loving her, and she gets to have a different perspective in parenting, but there's a small selfish part of me that still wants to dominate all the highlights.

How I Know I Made The Right Decision To Divorce

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 04.14.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Cullen

Was I selfish, sacrificing my marriage for my happiness?

The Day I Finally Got Custody Of My Daughter

Carrie Goldman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

You were already mine in my heart, unlimited by boundaries of law, time and place. Now you were mine on paper, too, and nobody could keep us apart.

Who Gets The Pets In Divorce?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 12.23.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

When your marriage goes to the dogs, and pets are involved, what is the solution?