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

When Life Demands a Change to Your Child Support Order

The ability to create a child support agreement that meets everyone’s needs is always the best scenario when it comes to divorce, and a lot of the time couples can make this happen successfully. But what happens if you’re several years into the agreement and things change in your life, making the current agreement tough to abide by? There are a few life events that can create the need to change a child support order, ... Read More

When Love Goes Too Far – How To Protect Yourself From A Stalker

We see it in movies all of the time, where a scorned lover is so hurt that they begin to stalk someone. It looks scary when we see it on a screen, yet when it happens in real life it can be downright terrifying. In the state of Texas, there are specific actions that, when done repeatedly, are considered stalking. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it can be a painful reminder for some and can trigger them to engage ... Read More

The Less-Stress Divorce

Getting divorced is oftentimes associated with a great many negatives, including debilitating stress, fatigue, uncertainty, and intense contention. And certainly, there are occasions where those without a strong support system or who lack the appropriate legal guidance will fall prey to these stereotypes. Some people—far too many—even choose to stay in a bad relationship simply for fear of the impact a divorce will ... Read More

Divorcing Your Financial Status Quo

Going through a divorce is a challenging time on multiple fronts. You have to process the sense of loss while digging through paper trails of your married life, attending court, and attempting to reach a divorce settlement. You also have to accept that your financial position will change and prepare accordingly. You’re not just divorcing your spouse: you’re also leaving your financial status quo behind. Getting ... Read More

3 Steps to a Successful Divorce

Many people accept the status quo because they don’t think they can change their life.  They get accustomed to living in survival mode instead of thriving, often without realizing it.  For those trapped in toxic relationships, this can be especially true. Women are particularly susceptible to remaining in bad marriages because they can’t envision a future beyond that.  They often fear divorce and not having enough ... Read More