Divorced Parents Communication
2016-08-24 | Your children are the focal point in every discussion as divorced parents, no matter what. Communication is going to be a tough task. Good to remember is that it isn't necessary to always meet in person. Exchanging information over the phone or via email could be fine for the majority of conversations. Read more
What is divorce mediation?
2015-07-09 | Divorce mediation is an out-of-court dispute-resolution tool that helps people settle their differences sensibly and with the legal system having only minimal involvement.
It provides a structured process that minimizes the defensiveness and friction that are normally present during spousal settlement conversations. It does this by creating a non-confrontational atmosphere that encourages the spouses to put their best foot forward when they are presenting their thoughts and concerns to one another.Read more
What Exactly Is “The Best Interest of the Child”?
2016-08-24 | For every need of children there is a corresponding responsibility. I suggest that a new approach, a responsibility-to-needs orientation to children’s best interests, is vital to the future well-being of children of separation and divorce. And it is the responsibility of social institutions such as the courts to support parents in the fulfillment of their parenting responsibilities to their children’s needs, and not to undermine them, which is exactly what is happening to children within the present adversarial, “winner-take-all” approach. Read more
Separation Anxiety and Parental Visitation
2016-07-26 | You may be used to thinking of separation anxiety as a set of behaviors young toddlers commonly exhibit when separating from their primary caregiver. In fact, if your kids have already ‘grown out’ of this crying-and-clinging stage, it can be frustrating to see separation anxiety pop back up in relation to parental visitation with your ex. Yet when families go through major changes, such as a move, new separation, or divorce, it’s common for parents to see some old patterns reappear, even for older kids. So what does it look like? When separation anxiety rears its ugly head, kids of all ages may exhibit:Read more
2016-05-18 | The reality is and always will be that every child is 50% mom and 50% dad - this cannot change. What can change is when, and it always happens, the child starts asking why one parent lied about the other parent. Parental alienation damages our children and ends the relationship between the alienator and the child.Read more