Four Ways People Accidentally Hide Assets During a Divorce

Property division during a divorce can easily become as bad, or worse, than a child custody dispute. Each partner wants to leave the marriage with what he or she believes is a fair portion of the joint assets, and often each partner has a different understanding of the term “fair.”  Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements give […]

Why Parents Should Not Conceal a Child’s Misbehavior

Behavioral problems in children are a common part of divorce. Children of various ages who are not sure how to process the news of their parents’ relationship ending may cope with the change by engaging in destructive or unacceptable behavior. Though parents are advised to deal with the problems together if possible, occasionally one parent […]

Why Dating During a Custody Battle is a Big Mistake

Starting a new relationship after a divorce or serious breakup is not always easy. After years of monogamy, becoming a parent, and living an uneventful life, getting back into the dating game is daunting. While exploring new relationships is a good way to boost self-esteem and establish new emotional bonds, dating during a custody dispute […]

Relocating with Child Custody in Mind

Moving out after a relationship ends is sometimes inevitable. Even though it is typically a good idea to remain in a shared home throughout the divorce or break up process, in certain circumstances, leaving the residence may be best for you and your family. If you find yourself forced to move into a new home, […]

Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Ex In-Laws

The first few holidays after a divorce or separation are often awkward for the former couple and their family members. Between running errands, preparing for visitors, and dealing with routine tasks, it is not unusual for relatives to take the place of a parent when the time for visitation comes around. Even if you do […]

Advantages to Working with Your Spouse to Create a Custody Agreement

The majority of custody disputes viewed in movies, television shows, and books feature angry couples playing a legal tug of war over their children. While it is true that custody often becomes contentious as both parents work to find ways to spend more time with their mutual children, it is also true that custody resolution […]

Why Sharing a Holiday is Not a Bad Idea

When you and your former spouse are going through your divorce, the idea of spending any special occasions together in the future can seem unbearable. While it is true that some couples remain unable to engage in anything other than very basic communication after a divorce, it is possible to establish an amicable relationship. Even […]

Tips for Preparing for Thanksgiving Visitations

The holiday season is stressful under normal circumstances, but during or immediately following the end of a relationship, holidays can become problematic. A former couple with children must find a way to navigate major holidays like Thanksgiving while adhering to their court ordered schedule. Since holiday visitation schedules often alternate, keeping track of which parent […]

Can I Settle a Custody Dispute Without a Court Hearing?

A custody-related disagreement that occurs during or after a divorce can quickly become time consuming and expensive. Communicating through attorneys, waiting for a court hearing, and dealing with any postponements that occur frustrate even the most patient of adults. Finding ways to settle a custody dispute without a court hearing is something that many parents […]

When Should the Police be Involved in a Divorce?

Police involvement during a divorce is not unusual, but if you are a person who has never contacted the police for any reason other than to report a traffic accident, knowing when to call the police is hard. No one wants to call the police for a reason that they believe will be considered frivolous, […]