It is the beginning of a new year. For each new year comes our best intentions in the form of New Year's resolutions. Among those resolutions are the ones that deal with self-care and self-help.
This is a busy, hurly-burly world where parents have increasing demands and pressures placed upon them. Those pressures increase when you are going through a divorce. The Verywell Family magazine recently provided a number of ways in which parents may reinvigorate and refresh themselves. They include:
On January 1st of each year, the majority of people wish each other a Happy New Year. However, among divorce attorneys, January 1 commences an upsurge in the filings and potential clients seeking to file for divorce. Divorce attorneys are kept busy after the holidays. While it is not an official designation the way that Women's History Month is, January has earned this nickname in the legal circles.
Among the many reasons for the increase in divorce filings in January are the following:
Whether you are going through a divorce or are divorced, the holidays often present a daunting challenge. The most difficult part for parents is often finding a balance for their children. Some couples can co-parent easily, while others seem to fail dismally.
Spending time with our children is always precious, even for a divorced parent. While spending time during their vacation can bring joy, it can also bring frustration. Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations loom large in children's minds. They can also be a minefield for divorcing parents to successfully maneuver. The following are common vacation parenting/visitation/time-sharing disputes and ways to avoid them:
As a divorce attorney, who has been practicing for over 40 years, I know the devastation that a divorce or dissolution of marriage can have on the family. Most of us are also aware from television, Social Media, or the news about celebrity divorces that turn nasty. We also have friends, relatives and coworkers who have undergone highly acrimonious divorces. Consequently, it may be difficult to imagine when a divorce might be helpful to children.
The collaborative divorce facilitator (CDF) is a neutral professional who is often utilized as a collaborative divorce team leader and communication specialist within the collaborative divorce process. A facilitator generally has been educated and is licensed in the areas of marriage and family counseling, mental health therapy, social work, psychology, or psychiatry. However, a CDF does not engage in therapy during the collaborative divorce process. Instead he or she will usually take on the following roles.
A divorce can create havoc on a family regarding its finances, it can also exact an emotional and psychological toll upon its members. Nonetheless, 90 to 95 percent of all divorce cases settle. After legal costs, privacy concerns are probably one of the biggest reasons why divorcing couples settle. No one wants their financial history laid out, or their dirty laundry aired out for public consideration. However, because a divorce proceeding is a public proceeding all information within, you’re a divorce court file is available to the public. It is rather inexpensive to obtain copies of court filings from the courthouse and in some states, they are even available to be downloaded online. The following are some tips regarding protecting your privacy during a divorce: