New Year’s Resolutions and Divorce

The winter solstice and the start of a new year are catalysts for many people who want to resolve to do things differently. We’ve all tried to set goals to make improvements. We are going to exercise more, eat differently, stop spending … [Read more...]

Holidays, Your Divorce, and Your Children: Making It Work

The holidays conjure up all sorts of images and expectations. Movies, television, advertisements, and Hallmark cards promote harmony and kindness. Then there are family traditions and childhood memories that surround Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, … [Read more...]

Organizing Child Support in Divorce-Part 2

The prior post, "Organizing Child Support in Divorce-Part 1," introduces the concepts of child support in divorce. It also explains the "percentage" portion of child support. To calculate that portion, the focus is on the total number of children … [Read more...]

Organizing Child Support in Divorce-Part 1

One of the scariest parts of ending a marriage is the worry about financial security.Each person wants to create a comfortable home for themselves and their children. When couples discuss how they are going to share money between them, there are … [Read more...]

Children’s Bill of Rights When Their Parents Divorce

During mediation with clients who have children, I always point to an empty chair and say, “Let’s imagine that your children are sitting right here and listening to every word.” When the mediation discussion gets difficult, I remind clients that … [Read more...]

Mommy and Daddy Don’t Live Together Anymore

I often ask clients what they think their children understand about why they are living separately. What the parents say to the children may be far different from what the children actually hear and understand. The Child's View of … [Read more...]