2022 Goal Setting with Your Co-Parent Copilot

  New year, now co-parenting you? As we reflect on the past year and plan for the next, most of us go through a similar checklist. Am I doing enough for my health? Am I where I want to be professional? Am I where I want to be personally? And for those of us who are divorced with kids: Have I been the best co-parent I could be? Whether the answer is no, or an emphatic yes, these tips are valuable in 2022 goal Read More

Avoiding Gray Divorce: The Dos and Don’ts of Empty-Nesting

According to the Pew Research Center, the divorce rate among U.S. adults ages 50 and older has roughly doubled since the 1990s. This coincides with a time in life, usually between the ages of 40 and 60 when parents begin empty nesting. But how big a part does empty-nesting actually play when it comes to gray divorce? And is there a way to protect your marriage? Check out these dos and don’ts of empty Read More

8 Tips for Dating After Divorce in 2022

Before we get to the ‘how,’ let’s dive into when the right time is to start dating after divorce. The answer is that it depends. The end of a marriage can make you reevaluate everything you thought you knew about relationships, the opposite sex, and even yourself. What’s more, the emotional impact of even the most amicable divorce takes time to process. That’s why, according to Psychology Today, as a general rule Read More

7 Misconceptions About Mediation

Divorce is difficult enough without having to endure a long, drawn-out, and public court battle. It often ends up more hurtful to families than helpful, not only by further damaging relationships, but also in the time lost, negative financial impact, and the fact your family’s future is left in the control of a judge who’s a complete stranger. Mediation is an alternative that offers a number of benefits. But it’s Read More

6 Tips from a Divorce Attorney on How to Co-Parent with a Narcissist

If you thought divorcing your narcissist ex was hard, the grim reality of co-parenting with them may be hitting you even harder. From the lies to the manipulation to the demands to the complete lack of interest in putting the child’s needs first, you’re definitely in an uphill battle. But you can take back some control. As a divorce attorney, I’ve seen it, and know these tips can help you more easily co-parent with a Read More

4 Mental Health Tips During Divorce

World Mental Health Day is coming up and we know there’s almost nothing that takes more of a toll on mental health than a divorce. In fact, according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, a list of 43 stressful life events, divorce comes only second to the death of a spouse or child. Along with stress also comes a higher risk of depression and anxiety among those going through a divorce versus the general population. Read More

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