10 Best Steps for Co-Parents to ‘Clear the Air’

Understand the value to you and your family’s wellness to manage this conflict to peaceful resolution Deescalate the tension by offering an invitation to talk in a private setting Keep interference from extended family and friends at bay to ensure privacy and focused communication between the co-parents Initiate the conversation to limit the negative impact

Top 10 Tips to Transitioning to a Blended Family / Domestic Mergers

Build new personal relationships slowly. When I graduated from law school a few decades ago, it was ‘common knowledge’ that a person leaving a significant relationship will be ‘healed in about 6 months’. The new guideline is two years. It’s a more realistic fencepost and if you’re not feeling like yourself by that time, consult

Graduations and Weddings!

 GRADUATIONS AND WEDDINGS! The families are assembling to celebrate and rejoice! The kids are graduating from kindergarten and grade school and high school and colleges and universities. Student loans to be settled and education and moving tax credits are ending. With new jobs come new apartments. Child support obligations start to wind down as the

How Do I Figure Out a Checklist of What Matters to Me?

The first questions should focus on how you want to proceed. Here’s an example: Do you want to be heard about what matters to you? If this is an important issue for you, then consider staying away from choosing an approach like court where your ‘hired gun’ does all the talking. What does being heard