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Tips for Navigating the School Year With Your Ex Spouse

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Navigating the school year is tough enough, but when you are divorced and trying to co-parent with an uncooperative ex spouse, your job as the primary parent gets even more difficult and stressful. Here are some tips to lessen the stress of dealing with your ex...

You're Not Ready for Divorce

Michelle Crosby | Posted 07.10.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

I know, I know. You've been thinking about asking your husband for a divorce for nearly a year. Really even longer than that. You've considered every angle. Explored every other alternative. But you're still not ready.

Parenting Coordinators: Helping Parents Through High-Conflict Custody Cases

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 07.08.2014 | Divorce
Nicole H. Sodoma

What happens in a situation where two parents simply cannot put aside their differences and reach a harmonious approach to parenting their children?

5 Reasons To Hire A Divorce Lawyer Instead Of Doing It Online

Brendan Lyle | Posted 06.08.2014 | Divorce
Brendan Lyle

Here are five reasons why it may be better to hire a lawyer instead of trying to handle it yourself online.

How to Avoid Making Your Lawyer Rich or Damaging Your Children

Krista Barth | Posted 06.01.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

4. You can be the parent better at organizing schoolwork or coaching football, just like in an intact marriage, but you cannot "replace" the other parent for the child.

The Top 3 Things You Need Know About Divorce & Parenting

Erin Mantz | Posted 05.31.2014 | Divorce
Erin Mantz

There are so many strategies, tips and theories floating around that it can be hard for a divorced parent to pick one.

Best Divorce Financial Tips

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 05.11.2014 | Divorce
Robert Pagliarini

Divorce hits close to home for me. When I was six-years-old my father left my mother to raise my four siblings and me. Our lives and our finances were...

10 Things to Remember When You are Getting a Divorce

Jim Halfens | Posted 04.27.2014 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

If you do decide to divorce, it is very normal that you need time to digest and process what has just happened. Some take longer to do this than others, but in general, after a healthy grieving time, it is time to move on.

7 Steps To Deciding If Divorce Is Right For You

Posted 02.22.2014 | Divorce

By Joy Cipoletti for I wrote an article recently about the long and winding road I took to deciding to divorce. Although I think e...

Should You Fire Your Divorce Attorney?

Nancy Kay | Posted 04.22.2014 | Divorce
Nancy Kay

Although every person's personal and legal predicaments are unique, there are several essential points to carefully consider before making the decision to fire your divorce attorney or not.

Christmas: Getting Through it When Divorced Life Stinks

Ellen Kellner | Posted 02.14.2014 | Divorce
Ellen Kellner

Christmas morning will be here, and as much as you may want to lie in bed and make the whole thing go away, your child will be up.

3 Reasons To Make Divorce A New Year's Resolution

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

If you are thinking of putting "Get a Divorce" on your list of New Year's resolutions, here are three good reasons to go ahead with that plan.

How To Deal With Unwanted Divorce Advice

Posted 11.02.2013 | Divorce

By Bob Tomes & Jane Warren. Post originally published on "Get a lawyer. Get one now. Get your credit cards frozen. Kick him out. Cha...

How To Communicate With An Ex After A Messy Split

Posted 10.22.2013 | Divorce

In most cases, divorce doesn't completely end the relationship between former spouses -- and that's especially true when kids are involved. So how do ...

The Most Heartbreaking Question My Son Asked Me

Joseph Hill | Posted 11.10.2013 | Divorce
Joseph Hill

I think I started this journey at rock bottom as a dad, and through this last year I have learned a lot, about my boys, life, and what it means to be a good dad.

Can Taking a Timeout Save Your Marriage?

Lois Tarter | Posted 11.09.2013 | Divorce
Lois Tarter

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have decided to take some time apart. While a divorce could be in their future, they are apparently taking a moment to themselves to see if that is where they want to go.

Would I Look Like a Bad Mom in Family Court? An Attorney Weighs In

Pauline Gaines | Posted 10.14.2013 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

Some commenters felt that my choice not to rent a cheaper apartment -- even if it meant sleeping on the floor in a one-bedroom in a sketchy neighborhood -- would make me look irresponsible in family court.

9 Ways To Cope When You Miss Your Ex

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 10.08.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Whether it's a fresh split or it's been several months or even years, here are some things you can do when you start getting those old, sentimental thoughts.

3 Ways to Communicate Better With Your Ex

Honoree Corder | Posted 10.02.2013 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

Most likely you didn't divorce or split up without anger, frustration and continuous confrontation. Very few people, I've found, divorce on good terms. In fact, if the relationship had been great, you'd still be together, right? Maybe.

The Black Hole

Risa Garon | Posted 10.01.2013 | Divorce
Risa Garon

It was a wonderful night. It was filled with love and happiness, and everyone seemed to have a really good time. No one seemed to miss any of the usual traditions, no one scoffed at my wedding dress, everyone loved the kids singing.

3 Steps To A Happy Divorce

Posted 07.22.2013 | Divorce

By Dr. Lisa Kaplin for It's completely understandable and somewhat expected for people to be unhappy about getting a divorce. Nobod...

The Mistake That Can Cost You Big Time Your Split

Posted 07.19.2013 | Divorce

There's no getting around it: divorce is hard. But according to Nicole Noonan, executive director of divorce finance company BBL Churchill Group, ther...

Letting Go of Relationship Traps

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 09.17.2013 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

When we get close to someone, it can bring to the surface unresolved issues from the past -- the very things that we might want to avoid dealing with.

Why the Honey-Do List Gets Shorter When Honey Moves Out

Mandy Walker | Posted 09.16.2013 | Divorce
Mandy Walker

Every household has its honey-do list and inevitably some of the tasks on that list have been there for a very long time. We're not talking weeks, we're talking months, even years.

To Divorce or Not to Divorce, Is That Your Question?

Nancy Lang | Posted 09.16.2013 | Divorce
Nancy Lang

If for whatever reason things aren't going to change, then it seems there are two options: either you accept things as they are and live with them, or you don't and you move on.