Anticipation and fear traditionally mark the first day of school—for both children and their parents. As children head back to school, parents worry. They worry about how to pay for all the books, clothes, and technology. About whom will influence their children. About how to balance their
“I just want what’s fair!” says every person going through divorce.
Couples generally agree that they want a fair outcome. Defining what fair looks like proves much more difficult.
The challenge is real. A recent poll found that finances cause one-third of divorces. If couples can’t
“Mary, I think I’m going to ask him for a divorce.” When Mary heard these words, her heart ached for her friend. Keenly aware of all her own divorce had cost her, Mary hoped Don and Gina would be spared the same pain. Gina’s next words broke through her thoughts, “Mary, I know you’ve
Jenny arrived at the mediation session before Dan visibly fuming. After a few polite preliminaries, she bluntly stated. My son will NOT spend one night at his father’s house.”
As I tried to explain parenting guidelines, she exploded, “I don’t care what the parenting guidelines
When Jane filed for divorce, she knew she didn’t want to go to court. Too many friends had shared their sagas of the divorce taking years, costings thousands of dollars, and resulting in agreements that didn’t work. A friend recommended mediation.
Jane liked the idea, yet she was a
As Sue drove to the mediation session, she stared at the stack of bank statements in the passenger seat. “How will I ever understand these? I don’t know anything about money. How can I protect myself?”
Property discussions represent some of the most stressful moments in divorce.
Divorcing parents worry most about the impact of their divorce on their children. And with good reason.
Children’s security comes from their parents’ relationship. When the relationship is strong–children feel secure. When the relationship is rocky–children suffer. Divorcing
As the holidays begin, parents focus on how to make the season magical for their children. Divorced parents often try even harder.
You spend more money. Plan more outings. Create more expectations. Yet, grown children of divorce often recall that the holidays were the worst part of the year. During
“Am I a good enough parent?”
The question haunts most parents. Are we giving our children all they need to grow and thrive? This concern cranks up a bit after divorce.
We know the ominous statistics for children of divorce. Can we protect our children from these?
It turns out. . .yes.