Tag: Divorce

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Freedom of Divorce

The Freedom of Divorce

Freedom from the Past brings Freedom to build a Future As we were celebrating Freedom Day in South Africa recently, commemorating the transitions our country and its people have gone through over the past 20 odd years, it made me think about the freedom that the transition of divorce brings. Don’t’ get me wrong, I’m […]

3rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Global Fair Divorce Day – 25 June

Global Fair Divorce Day – 25 June

POST A PHOTO of your left hand wearing something blue to the page, in support of this initiative. See other photos below. Please sign up via the pop-up menu, to receive instructions for posting your photo and also to be notified of the next Global Fair Divorce Day on 25 June 2018. The first Global Fair Divorce […]

29th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Handbooks for Co-Parenting & Parenting Plans

Handbooks for Co-Parenting & Parenting Plans

. April Give-Away – Two Autographed Handbooks on Co-Parenting and Parenting Plans, Exclusive to Fair Divorce Readers . . Karen Bonnell, who is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, has more than 30 years’ experience as collaborative divorce coach for families facing the transition of […]

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Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting

Bird’s Nest Co-Parenting

When Parents Rotate In and Out of the Family Home A “bird’s nest” co-parenting arrangement is one that is uniquely child-centred. Rather than the children having to adapt to the parents’ needs and living in two separate dwellings, they remain in the family home and the parents take turns moving in and out, like birds alighting […]

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Reflections on the Past Year with Fair Divorce

Reflections on the Past Year with Fair Divorce

In May 2016, I was interviewed by Woman Online and, what I said a year ago is as true today as it was then. Fair Divorce has grown beyond my expectations and my personal journey has been the most challenging learning curve ever. Below is the conversation: Please introduce yourself and tell us about the path […]

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