Divorce is distressing, so it may seem odd to think about being thankful. However, representing parties in divorces for so many years, I have witnessed a tremendous amount of gratitude. Here are some reasons to be thankful: Your support system. I never cease to be amazed by the support systems many clients rely upon during … Read more
I wrote the article below in pre-Covid times. Nowadays, most family law court proceedings take place virtually. Judges have reported their pet peeves about litigants participating while online. All the tips below still apply but here are a few new ones: Test your electronics and the program you will be using to make sure you … Read more
One of the most confusing aspects of divorce and separation is the timing of your support case. Whether it is for child support or interim support of a spouse, knowing the timing can save you from headaches and financial distress. Here is what you need to know if you are a support recipient: When you … Read more
As the first day of school approaches, it is a good time to start planning for the new school year, especially when the parents are living separately for the first time. Here are some things to consider: The first day of school sets the tone for the school year. Figure out which parent has custody … Read more
Considering Divorce? Consider Mediation
I was trained in mediation years ago and have participated in more than 100 mediations. Mediation is one of the best tools to resolve a family law matter. I recently took a refresher course for mediators to further hone my skills and learn more techniques to help couples navigate their family law issues.
You are both good parents and want to spend equal time with your child. You are now faced with the question of which schedule will work best for your child. There are several things to consider. Consider your child’s age. Older children benefit from longer stretches with each parent and fewer transitions. Teens often do … Read more
As a child of divorce, I know there is nothing more heartwarming than when your parents can get along and coparent well. No, you do not need to be besties with your ex. However, you owe to your children to strive toward more cordial and respectful communications. Here are some tips: Use “please” and “thank … Read more