These articles were first published in the Florida Divorce Magazine and are reprinted here with their full permission.
Since your children’s adjustment is directly linked to yours, you must learn how to handle the stresses brought about by your divorce. Here are some of the most common warning signs that you need help before your children become casualties of your divorce.
Step by Step
Parenting is a pretty tough job, but step-parenting can be even harder. What are your roles and responsibilities? How does it compare with parenting your biological children? And what happens to step-relationships when the stepfamily breaks up? Here are some tips on these issues.
Chances are you’ve heard horror stories about the divorce process from well-meaning friends and relatives. But before you start to worry about being “taken to the cleaners” or “left without a dime,” it’s important that you understand a few basic principles of Canadian divorce law.
Life After Divorce
A guide to some of the matters you may need to handle post-divorce.
Breaking the News
You’re getting a divorce. You’ve talked to your spouse. Now how do you tell your children, friends, and family? Should you tell your co-workers and your boss? Here’s how to minimize the damage when you break the news.
Can You Rescue the Relationship
Although some relationships are destructive and should be ended, there are others that can be saved. Maybe yours is one of them.
When your ex makes you “fighting mad,” it can be hard to resist the impulse to engage in verbal battle. But a fight just leads to a revenge attack, and then another and another. Here’s how to get out of this vicious circle and resolve your dispute.
How To Take Conflict Out of Divorce
Some important steps in ending the cycle of conflict and making your divorce cooperative and supportive.
The idea of visitation with your own child is a ridiculous concept. Parents do not visit their children; parents live with their children. Your child has two parents who no longer live in the same home, so you each must take turns living with the child — even if it is only for a few hours or for a weekend. Here’s some advice for the custodial and non-custodial parent.