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Women’s Day: FREE Messages to share

Women’s Day: FREE Messages to share

As a woman and divorced mother, I celebrate Women’s Day in contemplation of what it means to be a real woman. Here are some FREE quotes to share with the Women in your life. Simply click on the image to save it and share as you wish. . Posted by Sinta Ebersohn (creator of fairdivorce.co.za – […]

9th August 2016 | By More
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
12 Reasons NOT to Change Your Last Name After Divorce

12 Reasons NOT to Change Your Last Name After Divorce

Traditionally, women used to take their husbands’ last names when they got married and children born from these unions, got the father’s last name. In certain parts of the world it has been customary for generations to use both parents’ last names in hyphenated form for children.   Another growing trend is for women to […]

29th July 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
Earn Forgiveness and Rebuild Trust after Betrayal

Earn Forgiveness and Rebuild Trust after Betrayal

Whether you divorce or reconcile, it remains paramount to earn forgiveness for betraying our spouses and work diligently to build a renewed trusting relationship. This process set out below, will not only bring healing but will lay the foundation for respectful and amicable co-parenting where children are involved. To err is human, to take full […]

8th July 2016 | By More
There is No Winner in Divorce Court

There is No Winner in Divorce Court

You’re angry as hell at the spouse you thought you knew. You want to hire the meanest, toughest SOB divorce lawyer you can find and exact the retribution you deserve by going to court. How could a judge not agree that your spouse is a complete (insert description here) and side with you on all […]

26th June 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
In-laws to Outlaws of Divorce

In-laws to Outlaws of Divorce

When you get divorced, do you have to “divorce” your spouse’s friends and family – and vice-versa? Read some great tips for the divorcing couple and their families. When Erica met Michael, she thought she’d died and gone to heaven. He was handsome, charming, and successful, and he loved her. To put the icing on […]

12th June 2016 | By More
The Importance of Sadness

The Importance of Sadness

Sadness isn’t necessarily something to be avoided. In fact, Susan Piver says despair can be the consequence of fighting it. Compassion is what happens when you don’t. . . What if I told you that the way to change the world was not to be bold, resolute, brilliant, or even compassionate? What if I told […]

9th June 2016 | By More