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Solo Parenting or Single Parenting?

Solo Parenting or Single Parenting?

My Facebook feed is regularly filled with friends, mostly moms but the occasional dad, lamenting that their partner is away on a girls/guys getaway or business trip and they’re having to take on single parenting. Early mornings, late nights, taking on the burden of being the sole source of emotional support, physical transportation, not being […]

8th March 2016 | By More
How to Choose a Family Mediator

How to Choose a Family Mediator

A mediator is someone who is neutral, unbiased and non-judgmental to your problems when they facilitate the issues between you and your family or just you and your spouse.     This third person, should be able to communicate without forcing their own opinions and solutions to your problems nor should they ask you to […]

29th February 2016 | By More
10 Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently

10 Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently

Even the experts have trouble agreeing, but the divorce rate for first marriages is believed to be about 45%. As a Family Law Attorney, I see families at all of the different stages of the divorce process. Ending an unsatisfactory relationship isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there is no denying that it has an […]

21st February 2016 | By More
Why so many Marriages Fall Apart

Why so many Marriages Fall Apart

Marriage has always been a gamble, but the modern game is harder and with higher stakes than ever before.   Research has revealed, for example, that people in a healthy marriage are some of the happiest couples in history, whereas those who are struggling in their marriage are more unhappy today than in the past. […]

18th February 2016 | By More
10 Ways to Kick Valentine’s Butt

10 Ways to Kick Valentine’s Butt

 .  . The dreaded day is around the corner and you are wondering how horrible you are going to feel again this year…   Chances are, if you are considering divorce, going through it right now or recently divorced, the last Valentine’s Day probably left you disillusioned, disappointed and terribly hurt. Vow to make that your […]

10th February 2016 | By More
Dads are not Babysitters – they are Parents

Dads are not Babysitters – they are Parents

This perspective on parenting is refreshing and should apply vice versa, don’t you think? Even more so when parents are separated or divorced.     You know what would be nice? It would be nice to live in a world where men didn’t get put up on a pedestal for “helping” take care of their […]

7th February 2016 | By More
Don’t Burn Your Wedding Photographs!

Don’t Burn Your Wedding Photographs!

It was all a lie. Didn’t those vows mean anything? You never want to see your spouse’s face again, or be reminded of the worst mistake of your life! You just want to forget it ever happened, right?     If you are angry about what happened, overwhelmed by emotions and devastated because you are […]

4th February 2016 | By More
Who Gets the Pets?

Who Gets the Pets?

A tricky part of divorce can be who gets the cat or dog. This is not about a race horse whose value may be counted as an asset. Millions of dollars in assets have been divided, yet couples nearly came to blows over the pets, according to my divorce attorney. She stated this emotional issue […]

21st January 2016 | By More
Q & A with Linda Smith Harvey

Q & A with Linda Smith Harvey

Q & A with Linda Smith Harvey (Abundance by Design) . . What is your background and how did you start Abundance by Design? My interest in the money system started as a teenager.  My question was:  Why don’t people get their money working for them, instead of working for their money? With that in mind, […]

14th January 2016 | By More
Advice from a Judge

Advice from a Judge

In my several decades in and near divorce court, I have seen more than a fair share of sad people who can’t seem to move on from their divorces. Some of them manage to turn the process of getting a judgment terminating their marriage from something that should have been finished in a few months […]

13th January 2016 | By More