Beginning Stages and First Steps

Legal terms you may need to know

  As you move forward with the legal process, there may be many aspects, which seem unfamiliar or confusing. The following outlines and defines some of the key language used in many family court systems in the United States. If you are ever unsure of what a term means or have questions about how your…

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Arranging time between parents – Where do you start?

Figuring out how to take care of children after you separate is perhaps one of the most stressful aspects of divorce. However, when decisions about your children’s future get handed over to the legal system, without a doubt children suffer. In order to stay in control of how life changes for your children, avoid using…

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What do I tell neighbors and friends?

Q – I live in a tight knit neighborhood.  A few months ago my husband and I separated.  I feel so awkward when I run into people we know.  I can tell some of our neighbors and friends are curious about what has happened. Part of me just wants to get it all out and…

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I feel so overwhelmed, what can I do?

Q – I feel so overwhelmed and raw.  Between taking care of the kids, juggling schedules,dealing with my Ex and working, I am exhausted mentally and emotionally. One day just rolls into the next.  I know I need time for me but I feel so guilty taking time away from my kids. What can I…

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Going from we to me

As a divorce coach, I’ve seen lots of parents radically transform themselves when their relationships begin to unravel. While embracing change and using it as catalyst for redesigning your life, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Hopping on the life makeover train without bothering to look at where you’re headed isn’t the answer either. Choosing to…

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Finding common ground: Putting your children first

“Although our relationship has changed, our children’s needs have not. How will we be successful parents?” Children need: Structure and consistency in their day-to-day lives. To be shielded from adult feelings, decisions and issues. Ability to love each parent without feeling guilty or disloyal. The opportunity to enjoy special occasions, accomplishment and events without being…

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