Mortgage Breakup: Should I Keep the House After My Divorce?

Divorce is one of those events that can shake your very reality. Everything in your life has changed and will continue to change, and you may even find yourself clinging to your marital home as a lifeline and source of stability in your new situation. You may desperately want to keep it, but should you? This is one of those questions without a quick and easy answer. Whether or not you should hold onto the house ... Read More

Class Ceiling: Is Private Tuition Payable in a Texas Divorce?

When it comes to child support, Texas uses a standard support formula referenced in the Texas Family Code. In 2017, there is a ceiling of $8,500 on the amount of child support that can be calculated, and the presumed maximum amount for one child is 20%, or $1,700. It doesn’t matter if you have custody of the children after years as the home’s Chief Domestic Officer and your ex is a Fortune 500 executive making ... Read More

When Words Hurt: Helping Your Child Cope With Bullying at School

Bullying is a focal point of media attention these days. Taylor Swift wrote the anti-bullying anthem “Mean” to rebuke her high school tormentors, and celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Demi Lovato, and Lady Gaga have all lent their voices and personal experiences to the cause. It has all served to bring public awareness to what parents have always known: kids can be cruel. Schools are attempting to deal with the ... Read More

Find Your Independence and Freedom: 3 Things That May be Holding You Back After Divorce

The day that you find out that your spouse wants a divorce can be one of the most heartbreaking (or to some people, the most joyous) days in a person’s life. Regardless, it can shake the very foundation of your life’s structure and routine, and if you’ve been the Chief Domestic Officer of your home, it’s normal to wonder what will come next. It’s natural to go through a gamut of emotions: fear, anger, sadness, ... Read More

4 Tips on How to Build a Winning Resume After Being a Stay-at-Home Parent

You’ve mastered the art of school lunches and you know the last time every nook and cranny in your home has been cleaned, but how does your resume look when you try to apply for a job? Chief Domestic Officers often find they have a hard time gaining employment outside of the home due to the lack of recent work experience, but this doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying the freedom to make your own money after a ... Read More

4 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Summer Vacation Away from Mom or Dad Who are Sharing Custody

When summer vacation comes around it’s natural for your children to have a mixture of both excitement and apprehension, especially if it’s their first summer after your divorce. After all, they get to be out of school for several months, but also have to navigate a different custody schedule. If you haven’t carefully planned how to best prepare your child for a summer away from you or your former spouse, it might be ... Read More

School’s Out, but the Kids Aren’t Around: 4 Coping and Self-Care Tips for Parents Who Share Custody

Summertime is just around the corner, and with the excitement of school being out of session you might find yourself wondering how to navigate the season without your kids. Custody schedules tend to look a bit different for each family, as children may stay at one home or the other for longer periods of time. Whatever the case may be, you should take the time to focus on you. Thankfully, this time of year gives ... Read More

Separating Fact from Fiction: 6 Common Misconceptions About Divorce

It seems that most people always have advice for others regarding situations they’ve never been in themselves, and divorce is no exception. If you’re thinking about divorce or are already in the middle of one, you probably read and heard things that make you worry. What many fail to realize is that a lot of the advice out there is really just full of fallacies—here are six of the most common misconceptions about ... Read More

Hidden Assets and Divorce: 6 Red Flags to Watch For

When your relationship is no longer working and it’s clear that a divorce is on the horizon, many aspects of your life will change. One of the larger topics to think about is how your finances will look after a divorce because you could be potentially facing a huge lifestyle change. It’s crucial that assets from both parties are transparent, because the amount of money available will determine what steps each person ... Read More

The Chief Domestic Officer: What Stay-at-Home Parents Should and Should Not Expect in Their Divorce

As a chief domestic officer, you have tackled how to run your household and know the ins and outs of what daily life looks like. From running the finances to managing the grocery shopping and cooking, you’ve created a sustainable system that meets the needs of you and your children. But what happens when a divorce gets thrown into the mix? Your routines and responsibilities might change quite a bit, so it’s best to ... Read More