How to Help Kids Cope with a Parent’s New Romance

For many parents, divorcing and carrying out a formal parenting plan is the first time they may be spending significant time away from their children. It's heart-wrenching and takes time to adjust to. Add the complication that Mom or Dad has … [Read more...]

What Else Does Your Parenting Plan Need to Have?

One of the most important parts of a mediated agreement is the parenting plan. How will each parent stay connected and spend time with the children? In legal jargon, this is often referred to as physical custody. That label doesn't do … [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...]

Relationship Wisdom from a Six-Year-Old Girl

Children understand more about what makes relationships work than adults often give them credit for. Tiana, a six-year-old girl, saw her parents argue, which bothered her a great deal, enough to talk to both of them about it. In this short … [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...]

Creating a Good Divorce Parenting Plan for Your Children

There are no conversations more poignant or heartfelt than those in which you and the other parent discuss how you will take care of your children during and after the divorce. When your children were born, you imagined parenting with your spouse … [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...]