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Maintenance is NOT a Reward

Maintenance is NOT a Reward

Joint or Dual Custody encompasses both physical custody, which pertains to parents’ right to have the child live with them as well as legal custody, which refers to parents’ right and responsibility to make decisions and care for their child. Conversely, the child has the right to joint guardianship, which encompasses the right to live […]

4th August 2016 | By More
2017: International Year of Co-parenting

2017: International Year of Co-parenting

This Petition is Closed After the International Year of the Family in 1994 to remind us that the family is the basic unit of society and therefore deserves special attention. Following the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly entitled “A world fit for children” (S-27/2, 6 May 2002) which recognizes the shared responsibility of […]

21st July 2016 | By More
The Superpower of Shared-Custody Kids

The Superpower of Shared-Custody Kids

Is shared custody really in the best interest of the child? It might pose short-term challenges but definitely proves to have benefits in the long run. This is a very inspiring story of someone who’s been there. . At 5:25 p.m., my mother pulled into our driveway. I saw my dad’s Cadillac waiting for us and glanced […]

15th July 2016 | By More
8 Co-Parenting Tips for Bio Moms & Step Moms

8 Co-Parenting Tips for Bio Moms & Step Moms

Although this article addresses mothers, you will find that it applies to all parents. Moms, share this wisdom with the dads in your families! I realise that not every step-parenting situation is the same. Some biological moms have passed away, some are absent. While these situations may be your situation, this post is targeted to reflect […]

17th June 2016 | By More
Inspiring Mom and Stepmom Friendships

Inspiring Mom and Stepmom Friendships

For many, the word “stepmom” conjures up some ugly connotations: the wicked stepmother from “Cinderella” perhaps, or someone who presses their stepkids to use words like “bonus mom” while crossing every parenting boundary in the book.   As pervasive as those images may be, it couldn’t be farther from the truth for many blended families. […]

19th May 2016 | By More
You don’t have to get Married

You don’t have to get Married

’…I’m not a big fan of marriage.   I think marriage takes really talented dreamers and creative beings that are capable of creating real change and puts them inside this widely accepted institution of marriage, where they will then spend most of their time, emotions, magic, and valuable energy trying to be «good» citizens and live up to the impossible «perfect marriage/perfect family» illusion that […]

9th May 2016 | By More
Parenting Stereotypes and Parental Alienation

Parenting Stereotypes and Parental Alienation

This powerful TEDtalk by Dr Jennifer Harman, challenges us to re-consider our parenting stereotypes and expectations, as she illustrates how it subtly causes parental alienation in many instances. A must watch!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3YdldNXZnQ&app=desktop   Posted by Sinta Ebersohn (creator of fairdivorce.co.za – Stellenbosch RSA)

21st April 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
Etiquette for Special Occasions

Etiquette for Special Occasions

“A big part of cooperative parenting and divorce means getting along for your children’s sake no matter what the occasion is. When you have a child together, there will be certain celebrations that your child will want both parents to be present and being able to put your animosity aside just for a day can […]

25th November 2015 | By More
A Father’s Loss – Moving Out

A Father’s Loss – Moving Out

A common divorce scenario for families with children, looks like this: Dad moves out of the marital home into a small apartment while Mom and the kids remain in the family dwelling. While it seems like a sensible option, it is important not to underestimate the severe sense of loss a father has to deal […]

23rd November 2015 | By More