Parenting Plans that Lead to Less Conflicts Later On

  Are you trying to navigate through the challenges of both divorce and starting to co-parent the kids? If you are going through a divorce that includes children, it’s essential to put together a Parenting Plan that both meets your children’s specific needs and that does not end up leading to on-going conflicts with your children’s […]

Who Gets the Family Dog during Divorce?

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”                        — Roger Caras Do you refer to your devoted dog as if he or she is a highly adored member of the family? If so, you may be surprised to learn that […]

3 Co-Parenting Mistakes to Avoid when you’re Angry

When it comes to co-parenting with your ex, are you experiencing the same type of conflicts over and over again? Although many co-parenting books and parenting plans focus on how to deal with your children’s pick-up and drop-off times, school conferences and holiday breaks, these parenting guides rarely address the underlying dynamics about what really […]

5 Ways to Help your Children through Divorce

The decision to divorce may be based on many things. Certainly, one of those things is your feelings for your spouse, but the feelings of your children during divorce are going to be a factor as well. Sometimes, when you are fighting with your spouse, you become focused on your feelings and your feelings only. […]

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 […]