by Ginita Wall, CPA, CFP®, CDFA
Holidays are usually a time for reconnecting, but if you are married — and not so happily — seasonal preparations and celebrations can put a major strain on relationships that are already teetering on the brink. So how do you celebrate the holidays when you don’t think your marriage will make it? Here are… Read More
Family holidays are held up to impossible standards by the media and our memories. Gatherings, gifts, meals and events are all expected to be picture perfect. Who could possibly live up to these standards?
Add the realities of separation and divorce and the holidays become that much more difficult. As families start wrestling with custody and visitation schedules, winter vacations… Read More
When parents of minor children divorce, they cannot completely sever ties between them. They remain members of a family through their children.
The goal of Collaborative Divorce is to help a divorcing couple define and implement the settlement that best meets the needs of their family, and learn new skills for more effective communication, conflict resolution and post-divorce co-parenting.
The… Read More
by Alex Kwoka, Attorney at Law, Law Office of Alexandra M. Kwoka
If you are considering separating or divorcing, and/or moving from the marital home with a child or children, thinking about how you will file your tax return is important.
First: When will you separate into two households?
If you move out after June 30 in the tax filing… Read More
Divorce is never a happy situation. But it can be especially difficult for women who would like to become mothers and face an expiration date on their fertility.
Reproductive medicine provides many more options for people who wish to become parents. But this can also complicate a divorce. Fertility preservation could now become an issue in divorce if a New… Read More
Many parents are working through the transition in their lives created when their children leave for college. As CFLGSD member and family law attorney Julia Garwood notes, things change. They no longer know when the kids are home, whether they are eating or sleeping properly, who they are hanging out with, and other everyday activities.
Many couples find themselves in… Read More
by Mel Mackler, MA, LMFT
Coaching and Education for an Emotionally Healthy Divorce
In the face of adversity, we all can use support and, sometimes, advice from friends and family that we trust and are close to us. These two camps are always ready to come to our aid and defense when we are in stress or in anxiety. This… Read More
One of the strongest benefits of Collaborative Divorce is the focus on putting the family and especially your children first throughout the process, for their longtime well-being.
Author Jackie Pilossoph shares a first person story about the lessons she has learned about putting her own current feelings of disappointment and anger aside, successfully creating a “happily ever after” for her… Read More
Children often want to be heard when their parents separate and divorce. How can children have a voice without exposing them to courtroom battles?
by Nancy Stassinopoulos, Attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist,
Stassinopoulos & Schweitzer, LLP, San Diego, CA
The traditional Family Court system, which is based on litigation with attorneys for each parent, tries to help families with… Read More
by Myra Chack Fleischer, CLF-S, Fleischer & Associates
Making the decision to get divorced is never easy. If you have been there, done that, no matter when you file you know it can be consuming and is usually the result of a thought processing lasting weeks, months, even years. If there are children involved, it is even more gut wrenching.… Read More