5 Steps for a Parenting Plan with Fewer Conflicts

If you are facing a divorce that involves children, it’s essential to put together a Parenting Plan that both meets your children’s needs and also does not end up causing too many unnecessary and repetitive conflicts. Without one, you may find yourself in the kind of frequent arguments with your soon-to-be ex that makes you […]

Co-Parenting with a Frosty Ex? Help is Here!

It’s just one week until Christmas and all through the house… Instead of hearing the scurrying of a mouse… Mom is ready to blow a fuse the very next time she sees her ex’s phone number light up on her cell phone. Why is it so hard to communicate with your Frosty Ex about the […]

Halle Berry: High Costs of Co-Parenting in Court

The recent Thanksgiving Day brawl on actress Halley Berry’s driveway between her 4 year old daughter Nahla’s father, French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, and her actor fiancée Oliver Martinez, shows just how easily co-parenting disagreements can escalate into physical confrontations. Leading up to the altercation, Berry and Aubry spent 19 days in a civil court trial […]

Co-Parenting with a Frosty Ex During the Holidays

For many parents who are divorced or in the process of going through divorce, holidays are especially challenging to navigate through without losing your cool.  As you begin to prepare for the holidays by filling up your freezer full of turkey and pies, it is also wise to prepare ahead of time for the hot-button […]

5 Key Signs of Parental Alienation

Parental alienation is a problem that most often arises when parents engage in bitter and extended child custody litigation. Although intense feelings of anger and mistrust are common when parents are  beginning to transition from the tidal wave of emotions surrounding divorce into a co-parenting relationship, most parents experience less anger and anxiety over time […]

Having the Same Parenting Arguments Over and Over?

Are you struggling with anger, stress and frustration when dealing with your child’s other parent? Do you experience the same types of disagreements over and over with no end in sight? Navigating through divorce is challenging enough, but trying to deal with the ongoing conflicts that continue to come up both during and after divorce can […]

3 Ways to Communicate with a Difficult Ex

Does your stomach churn at the thought of having to communicate with your ex?  Would you rather clean out a 45 gallon fish tank than contact your ex about the kids’ holiday schedule? Many former spouses continue to experience significant difficulties in the ways that they communicate with each other which spark ongoing wildfires when […]

Who Claims the Kids for Taxes?

Even with a  Divorce Decree and Parenting Plan in hand, who claims the kids for taxes can result in quite a bit of arguments between parents. The worst part is that you may not even find out you are in this situation if your ex filed first and you’re just now receiving notice from the […]