People often ask why they need to come in for an initial consultation. They just have a question that will take “30 seconds” of my time to answer. I often hear frustration on the other end of the phone when they are advised that they need to come in for a consultation to … Continue reading The importance of an initial consultation
Divorce and separation can be a very stressful time for parents, and for children. It is normal for children to feel grief over the loss of the family unit – this can be exacerbated when there is a high level of parental conflict. In situations of extreme conflict, children can suffer a variety of negative … Continue reading Reducing the effects of conflict on children in high conflict divorces
We know that toxic stress and chronic conflict negatively impacts kids’ development. When you are separated and need to deal with facilitating a parenting schedule and exchanging kids, stress and conflict can occur especially at the point of the exchange. Here are some tips to reduce conflict during exchanges and improve kids’ experiences of transition … Continue reading How do I improve transitions for kids between two homes?
It is going to be difficult to tell your kids that their parents are divorcing. How you tell them, and how you help them deal with their emotions in the aftermath of breaking the news is very important to consider. Here are some tips on breaking the news: Show that you are unified – if … Continue reading How Do I Break the News To My Kids About Our Divorce?
If your adult child is going thru a divorce, it is very important that you support them in the way that they need you most. The worst thing you could do is to add to the pain that your child is already going thru. Of course, you wouldn’t do this intentionally, but sometimes in overly … Continue reading My Adult Child Is Going Thru A Divorce. How Can I Best Support Him?
The simple answer is yes… but maybe not in the way that you think. You must file court papers, and have a judge sign off to finalize your divorce. However, you are not required to fight everything out in court to settle your affairs. There are many options available to have your divorce issues resolved … Continue reading Must I go to Court to Get a Divorce?
This is a topic I hold dear to me because of the positive effects it can have on families going through separation & divorce. Collaborative Family Law is a structured process which offers families an alternative to court in resolving their family dispute. It allows parties to focus on what is important to them and … Continue reading I have heard about “Collaborative Law” for divorcing families – what is it?
Although the month of January is coming to a close very quickly, it still bears bringing to light the fact that January is International Child-Centered Divorce Month. It was started by Rosalind Sedacca in theUSA who wanted to bring together divorce professionals who would focus one month of the year on providing local educational events, … Continue reading January is “International Child-Centred Divorce Month”
What do children in the midst of their parents’ high conflict divorce want for Christmas? Ask them… they’ll tell you they want freedom from conflict – a gift that will last a lifetime. Wouldn’t that be a special gift for your children? When parents talk about how they will share holidays and special occasions, many … Continue reading Give Your Children The Gift of A Conflict-Free Christmas
Ever thought about “how” you’re going to get divorced? Did you assume that you have to hire a lawyer and go to court to engage in a nasty, heated “battle of the exes”? News flash… you can choose to work together with your spouse and each of your lawyers to come up with a win-win … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to Divorce Collaboratively