Homemaker OR Breadwinner -Will I need to get a job after my divorce?…

We are often asked by stay at home parents and homemakers whether they will have to get a job.  While the short answer is technically “no,” it’s not that simple.  No court can force you to get a job.  That said, you may need to get a job depending on the support you are receiving and … Read more

Parent Coordination is Back, But is it Right for Your Custody Case?

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On March 1, 2019, Parent Coordination returned to Pennsylvania. Conflict between divorcing parents over how to best raise their children does not necessarily end with a settlement of the custody case. Not only are high-conflict parenting relationships damaging to children, they require an excessive amount of court time and financial resources. Enter Parent Coordination. What … Read more

Which 50/50 Custody Schedule is Right for My Children?

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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

5 Christmas Survival Tips for Divorcing Parents

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Divorce and custody issues can make Christmas and other holidays stressful for parents. Children are very perceptive and will feel your stress.  Here are some ways to lower your stress and survive the holidays: Focus on new traditions. Christmas will never be the same as it was when you were married. Maybe that is a … Read more

Five Custody Myths Separating Parents Need to Know

Custody cases can be contentious, expensive and painful for all involved. Parents are often flooded with stories of their cousin’s neighbor’s best friend three states away.  Indeed, well-meaning acquaintances and coworkers love to “help” but that help is usually in the form of misinformation. While every case is different, there are certain myths that are … Read more

Eight Tips for Co-parenting Through the School Year After Divorce

Now that the kids are back to school and you have read Back to School Tips for Divorcing Parents, it is time to co-parent during the school year. Through the years of representing parents in custody cases, I have seen many issues arise between parents and I have seen parents find practical solutions for those … Read more

Is Coparenting Counseling Right for You?

Coparenting is the act of parenting children together.   Good coparents make decisions together with any eye toward what is best for their children rather than what is best for one parent or the other. Good coparents respect the other parent’s role in the lives of their children. I love hearing good coparenting stories from my … Read more