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An Open Letter to the Sanfords About Divorce

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.18.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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.

5 Ways To Co-Parent Without Killing Each Other

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

However you may feel about your ex-spouse, if you have kids, you are still co-parenting. That's right: "Co".

Everything You Need To Know About The Most Important Person In Your Divorce Trial

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

When parents seeking a divorce are unable to settle on a co-parenting plan, they often end up in front of a judge.

How Did I Become The Only Parent?

Nancy Alvarez | Posted 01.21.2012 | Divorce
Nancy Alvarez

I have said this before, but holding back on the anger, or sharing it with adult friends so you can be there for the children during the initial stages of a divorce, is very important.

When Visitation Phone Calls Are All You Have

Sonya Huber | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Sonya Huber

Split parenting is like walking around on a fake leg. Sometimes there's a hollowness where there should be flesh, but you have to keep walking.

Pet Custody: I'm Taking The Dog

I'm Taking The Dog!!! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

The title of this post comes from a line in "Legally Blonde" which is a guilty pleasure of mine.  Custody of a pet can be as contentious as custod...

Holiday Shopping For My Ex

D. A. Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

Nothing is ever quite the same post-divorce, and certainly not this time of year. Especially when kids are involved. Sure, we brace ourselves for irr...

When the Vows Break: 'Tis the Season for Long Lines in Divorce Court

Steve Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Lake

If you find yourself in divorce court arguing about visitation during the holiday season, here's what you can expect.

First Right of Refusal Post Divorce

Lee Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Lee Block

If you are the parent with possession, but can't be there, is it better to keep your kids with someone you know or the other parent?