Divorce and Separation from a Child’s Perspective

It is always the children that suffer the most when a marriage breaks down and separation or divorce is imminent. Children of divorcing parents often witness arguments even rows and this has a strong effect on any child. Children do not understand why parents argue and cannot relate to rows during the build up to … Read more

Children of Divorce: America’s Voiceless

When people start a new relationship, it is as though Cinderella and her Prince stepped out of that childhood story. A more realistic way to look at it is to think of it as two people who are running for office, campaigning to be in the other person’s life. Forget that it is not who … Read more

Collaborative Divorce: A New Approach

A New Way to Divorce, Collaboratively Raleigh, NC- The largest divorce firm on the East Coast, Rosen Law Firm, says more and more of its clients are resorting to collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce made its way to North Carolina in 2003 and has been gaining popularity ever since. As of 2004 there were 35 states … Read more

Should I Get a Divorce? Understanding Your Question

Deciding about whether you should get a divorce or not is an agonizing experience to go through. If you are asking yourself “should I get a divorce?”, you’ve been thinking about your relationship’s state for a while or an isolated incident (an example is an extramarital affair) that occurred was so terrible, that you want … Read more

Marriage, Children and Divorce: When “Le Music” Stops

It can happen in many ways. Sometimes, suddenly, out of the blue, with no warning whatsoever. Other times, the music slowly, gradually, fades to a deafening silence. Divorce is the great plague on American families today. More than 40% of adults under 40 are children of divorced parents. The U.S. now has the highest divorce … Read more

Minimizing Waves of Divorce: Strategies to Try

Divorce drops into our private pond and creates waves that last beyond our lifetime. We must make ripples instead. Divorce is never envisioned when we give birth to our children. They were conceived in love. We had full intentions of keeping that love strong always. As pre-divorced parents you created a stable loving environment for … Read more

Protecting Your Credit During Divorce: Tips

Q: My spouse and I are divorcing, and share a number of joint credit accounts. In deciding how to deal with these accounts, we’ve discussed his paying at least some of them off as part of our settlement agreement since he earns more than I do. Recently however he mentioned that if he took over … Read more

Sharing Your Divorce: How to Talk to Your Kids

In most marriages there is a higher wage earner that has the main responsibilities of the money and a lower wage earner that has the main responsibilities of the children. It’s a sharing of the household. When it comes to a divorce, the higher wage earner has the most control, which gives them financial advantages. … Read more

7 Divorce Parenting Situations to Avoid

What 7 most distressful situations to kids that divorced parents should avoid? Learn them to spare your kids from the painful consequences. 1. Carrying Message Between Parents A child doesn’t like the feeling that he or she must act as a messenger between hostile parents or carry one adult’s secrets or accusations about another. Children … Read more