Pet Custody in Divorce

Who gets pet custody in a divorce? It might surprise you that the law has not caught up with how people feel about their pets today. Most pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be family, while the law considers them to be property, like … [Read more...]

Divorce Support: Solid Sources of Practical Advice

Divorce can be overwhelming because it affects every area of your life: emotions, finances, legal issues, children, health, friendships and family, work, and more. It can be hard to sort through all the divorce advice that's out there. This post … [Read more...]

Divorce Support: Neutral Ground, Rochester NY

If you are divorced, separated, widowed, or ending a significant relationship and living in the Rochester, NY region, a very special support resource is available to you. Since the 1970's, Neutral Ground has provided groups for people to express … [Read more...]

Coping With Children’s Sadness During Divorce

If you have not seen the movie Inside Out, I highly recommend it. It’s not just for kids. In fact, it’s probably too complicated for kids under age 10, but it sure packs a powerful message for adults. Inside Out is an animated Disney movie that … [Read more...]

The Top Dozen Parenting Issues in Divorce

Whether you are married or divorced, children need both parents to be active, loving, and involved in their children’s lives. You are the only and the best mom or dad your children will ever have. Now that you and your spouse are living in … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ideas for Divorce Healing

Ask 20 divorced people about what helped them find their resiliency and healing after a divorce, and you’ll probably get 25 answers. Over the 15 years that I have helped clients reach a financial and practical agreement, I have also helped many … [Read more...]

Must Love Dogs: A Relationship Plan

"He doesn't love me." "I cannot trust her." "There's just no respect between us anymore." These are the sentiments clients often express in my office when trying to explain why their marriage is ending. Sadly, these words—love, trust, … [Read more...]

Tips for Telling Your Children Your Marriage Is Over

One of the hardest parts of divorce is figuring out how to tell your children that their parents are ending their marriage. The way it is handled has about as much impact as the news itself. Over the years of mediating divorces I have gathered … [Read more...]

Divorce and the Three-Legged Stool: Life Lessons for Children

Without a doubt, sharing the information with your children that Mom and Dad are ending their marriage ranks among the hardest conversations imaginable. No matter what the reasons are for ending your marriage, both of you hope and wish your … [Read more...]

What Is Your Divorce Mask?

With Halloween approaching, people have been decorating their homes and dressing up in costumes for weeks. The notion of changing who we are by a mask or a costume often starts when we are children preparing for the annual trick-or-treat outing. … [Read more...]