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7 Steps to Decide if Divorce is Right for You

7 Steps to Decide if Divorce is Right for You

I wrote an article recently about the long and winding road I took to deciding to divorce. Although I think every step on that road was necessary, it might have been an easier and quicker journey if I’d had a few tools and tips to ease the decision-making process. If you’re still on the fence […]

11th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Children’s Rights to Parental Care Protected, but at Whose Expense?

Children’s Rights to Parental Care Protected, but at Whose Expense?

Sport24 article refers: Ex-Proteas star Cullinan convicted over child maintenance The good news is that two children’s basic right to parental care from both parents, have finally been protected by the court, as it should be. But the bad news is that the State neglected its duty to protect children’s rights in the first place: […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Stop Paying Maintenance at Retirement

Stop Paying Maintenance at Retirement

Many payors of spousal support assume that when they retire, their obligation to pay support will stop. After all, each of the parties will have received their share of the assets accumulated during the relationship, including the retirement savings and pension. Payors frequently assume that each spouse is thus responsible for planning for his or […]

7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Teacher Tips for Students Dealing with Divorce

Teacher Tips for Students Dealing with Divorce

Roughly fifty percent of children attending school, have divorced parents. Here are some helpful tips from The Family Community, for teachers to help their students cope with the changes divorce brings to their lives. . .No matter the age of the children, divorce is an extremely emotional time. They are figuring out a whole new […]

4th September 2017 | By | Reply More
August Give-Away

August Give-Away

Our August Give-Away guides parents to help their children cope with divorce! South African Anne Cawood, author of Adjusting the Boundaries has generously donated two autographed copies of her book, one of which will be kept in our Library and the other will be given away in a lucky draw. To enter the draw, please comment below […]

30th August 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Prevent Divorce from Ruining Your Finances

Prevent Divorce from Ruining Your Finances

Plenty of people go through the process each year of dissolving their marriages, splitting their assets and making custodial arrangements for their children. While every divorce situation is unique, separating spouses should do the following 10 things to up their odds of coming out of the proceedings on financially stable ground. 1. Take stock of […]

28th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Mother-Child Bond vs Father-Child Bond

Mother-Child Bond vs Father-Child Bond

Equal Parenting is really possible. Fathers can do just as well as mothers, as seen in this interesting perspective on how we have evolved as families. Is the long-held belief that mothers have a stronger bond with their children really true? Scholars investigate this theory and examine how fathers interact with their children. From the […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Why Mothers Leave their Children

Why Mothers Leave their Children

In South Africa, only three out of every ten children live with both their parents. Three out of every ten children live with their mothers and one out of every ten live with their fathers. The rest live with family members or other care-givers. Here is an interesting perspective from women who choose to leave […]

23rd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Why Fathers Leave Their Children

Why Fathers Leave Their Children

Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad used to beat up their mom, how an absent father had five kids with different women and abandoned them all. The […]

22nd August 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Alienation in Five Easy Steps

Alienation in Five Easy Steps

I have been asked recently about alienating strategies used by parents and how to manage these. This is a starter post in terms of this topic which is vast in terms of the how and why of alienation. To begin with we will break down the alienation process into steps and relate it to everyday […]

17th August 2017 | By | 2 Replies More