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The holidays can be stressful for anyone but if you are a parent going through the divorce process or have recently divorced, this is a particularly challenging time of the year. Here are some tips to help divorcing parents of young children survive and thrive this festive season: Plan ahead! ...

In the School of Life, a relationship breakup can be one of our greatest teachers. You may find that the decision to end your relationship is more difficult than the decision to start one. Why? When you begin a relationship, you likely are filled with positive feelings about your future...

Forgiving your former spouse or yourself may seem impossible, but it's not. Forgiveness is actually something you do for yourself and your children. Divorce and mediation can be difficult processes to endure. The ability to forgive will lighten the emotional burden you are carrying and make it...

A well-written child custody agreement within your divorce agreement will help you co-parent children more successfully after divorce. It is the most important document you will craft as parents and deserves your best effort. It can be 1 page long or 20 pages long, but it must detail how you plan...

Continuing with the theme of our previous post, Designing a Workable Parent Plan, today's post talks about the impact of divorce upon children at different stages in their development and how that can affect your parent plan. What you need to cover in a plan for a young child is different from what...

Divorce meditation can be a relatively quick and budget friendly option for separating couples, but what about when there are children involved? Divorce cases are always more complex when there are children to consider. Mediation brings both parents together in an informal setting and works to...

Once you become a parent, virtually every major decision you make in your life revolves around your children's well-being.  How to navigate them through a divorce or break-up from their other parent is no exception.  Decisions regarding custody must be handled with the utmost care, with the...

The parent-child relationship is one of the most important, life-changing bonds you'll ever have. Making wise decisions regarding parenting is critical for you and your children. Parents want the best for their children, but divorce and relationship breakups happen every day which can cause...

Making the change from a husband-wife relationship to a co-parent relationship requires focusing on the present and on your child's needs. Start by letting go of past resentments, regrets and blame. Look for solutions! Once you change your mindset, this may help to open doors in reaching...