By Lois Nightingale, Ph.D Many adults now acknowledge the benefit of a supportive professional as they face the challenges a divorce inevitably brings. But many parents are unsure at what point their child may be exhibiting signs that indicate a need for professional counseling.Many of these signs are similar to the symptoms adults experience when undergoing severe stress. * Sleep … [Read more...] about How Can I Tell if my Child needs Therapy?
By Lois Nightingale, Ph.D Holidays after a divorce can be very difficult. Holidays with children after a divorce can be worse, even terrifying. Whether this is “your year” with the children or not, facing the holidays and knowing that they will be different from previous years can be challenging. The following are some suggestions to help single parents make the most of the holiday season and … [Read more...] about Single Parenting through the Holidays
By Lois Nightingale, Ph.D During the school year it can be difficult enough for single parents to keep kids cared for and out of trouble, but when summer arrives and school activities are no longer available, the challenge becomes even more complicated. Many single parents are left with the dilemma of being happy about extra time with their children but also the concern about what to do with … [Read more...] about Single Parenting in the Summer
By Lois Nightingale, Ph.D Children have the right to: 1. Continue to love both parents without guilt or disapproval (subtle or overt) by either parent or other relatives. 2. Be repeatedly reassured that the divorce is not their fault. 3. Be reassured they are safe and their needs will be provided for. 4. Have a special place for their own belongings at both parents’ … [Read more...] about Rights of Children of Divorce
By Kim Johnson Just two sentences with a total of 12 words. A seemingly unemotional announcement, yet my life as I knew it completely dissolved within a matter of seconds. I had only just realized something was going on, confronting him three weeks prior to that fateful day. Yet, here I was freefalling into the black abyss of a separation that would end in divorce. As I struggled to regain my … [Read more...] about Coming Together to Come Apart
By Kristin McDaniel I never expected to be divorced, but when my husband of ten years told me he wanted a divorce on Christmas Eve, I had no say in the matter. I didn’t know what to do, and wondered how I would care for three young children alone. The first month I cried a lot and could barely get out of bed. I was in shock, broken-hearted, angry, depressed, and afraid all at the same time. If … [Read more...] about Recovering from the Pain of Divorce
By Marc B. Baer, Esq. In traditional marriage vows, two people promise before God and witnesses, to be “loving and faithful, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live…” Unfortunately, the average American marriage lasts only six years – and this is most certainly not because one of them dies during the first six years. Like it or not, … [Read more...] about Psychology, Family Relationships and the Law
By Diana Martinez Honestly: how hard is it for one attorney to call the other attorney and try to resolve before filing a motion with the court? Let’s think about the economic efficiency of this. To file a motion, you have to interview the client on the issues. Maybe an hour’s worth of discussion. Let’s assume the attorney is billing at $350/hour. Then the attorney has to prepare the … [Read more...] about The Efficiency of Communication