5 Things to Ask Your Intended Before You Propose from a Divorce Lawyer

National Proposal Day takes place on March 20 every year which also coincides with the first day of spring – the perfect time for new beginnings! Whether you’re planning an over-the-top surprise, a swoon-worthy romantic gesture, or a simple, sweet moment, there are some answers you need before you pop the question. As a divorce lawyer, here are five things I recommend you ask your intended. Consider the Common Causes Read More

6 Back-to-School Co-Parenting Tips

Hooray, back to school is finally here! For parents, it’s a magical time where routine reappears, boredom complaints go silent and all-day snacking is no more! Your kids, on the other hand, likely aren’t quite as thrilled. And they may be a bit anxious about the co-parenting schedule changes the new school year brings, too. These back-to-school co-parenting tips can smooth the transition for everyone involved. Keep Read More

5 Co-Parenting Communication Tips to Save Your Sanity

Let’s be real, in most cases communication of any kind can be strained for divorced couples. But when you add in the level of regular back and forth needed to co-parent, things can go off the rails quickly. Which can impact not only you and your ex but the children as well, if you let it. Fortunately, we have some co-parenting communication tips that help you keep the peace and your sanity. Here are our top Read More

5 Dating Tips After a Gray Divorce

If you were ranking the most stressful life events a person could experience, divorce would likely be near the top. We’d argue that dating after said divorce is right up there as well, particularly after a gray divorce. A term coined for divorces among persons 50 and older, gray divorce has actually nearly doubled in the past 25 years according to Pew Research Center. If you’re one of those divorcees, you may be Read More

What to Do When You Realize You’re Married to a Narcissist

It may have started as a fairy tale, but now you’re wondering if your prince charming (or princess) is actually a narcissist. Don’t beat yourself up for missing the signs. Likely there were few, if any, because unfortunately narcissists can be charming, full of romantic gestures and know exactly how to make their partner feel oh so special at first. But eventually something will shift. If you’re at that point, here’s Read More

Understanding Grandparent Rights During Divorce

There’s no question how important grandparents can be in a child’s life. In fact, research has shown that closeness between grandparents and grandchildren can improve mental health and emotional well-being for both of you. This benefit, in particular, is helpful when the child’s parents are going through a divorce. This is why, in honor of Grandparent’s Day on September 13, we’re devoting this blog to understanding Read More

Pros and Cons of Telling Your Spouse You Want a Divorce During the Holiday Season

One could argue that there’s never really an ideal time to tell your spouse you want a divorce. But is doing so during the holidays extra salt in the wound? Or, once you decide it’s time, should you have that discussion right away regardless of the season? Honestly, the answer really depends on you and your specific situation. But we can help guide you with the pros and cons of telling your spouse you want a divorce Read More

How To Make the Best Out of Being a Stepparent

Being a stepparent is a gift, although often one that’s hard-earned. Let’s face it, you’re coming into an already established family dynamic and even with the best of intentions, there will be some challenges and adjustments. But it will certainly be worth it; and in honor of the recent National Stepfamily Day, we’d like to help you rise to the occasion. Check out these tips on making the best out of being a Read More

8 Green Flags and How To Know If You Are in a Healthy Relationship

As a mediator and collaborative divorce practitioner, I’ve unfortunately seen more than my fair share of unhealthy relationships. Perhaps that’s why it always mystifies me that relationship advice more often focuses on negatives like spotting the red flags when simply the absence of them doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve found Mr./Ms. Right. So instead, let’s focus on positives like how to know if you are in a healthy Read More

Grey Divorce: What It Is and 5 Tips to Navigate It 

It’s a common, albeit sad, statistic that roughly half of all marriages end in divorce. But what’s surprising is that while the divorce rate has gone down or risen only slightly among younger age groups, for adults ages 50 and older it has nearly doubled in the past 25 years according to Pew Research Center. Here’s what you should know about “grey divorce” and how to navigate it. The Details on Grey Divorce A grey Read More