Co-Parenting

THE PROS AND CONS OF MOVING OUT DURING DIVORCE!

When realizing you are about to go through a divorce, your mind is overwhelmed with the many decisions you now face. To make matters worse, many men find themselves being “told” to move out of the marital home. As a divorce coach and a woman, I cringe when I hear this from clients. Why? Because …

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HOW WILL MENTAL ILLNESS AFFECT MY DIVORCE?

Divorce has never been easy. It involves going through tremendous amounts of pain, struggling with mental and physical health, and managing other aspects of divorce when you have no energy left. It can strike even worse the people who are already suffering from mental health issues. For such people, the process can be a little …

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HOW TO OWN A BUSINESS WITH YOUR EX AFTER A DIVORCE!

Do you think that getting divorced means you cut off all contact with your ex? For some people, it certainly can. However, for many, there is just no way to completely sever those ties, even when they end the legal marriage. During your marriage, you and your wife started a business together. You had your …

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WHEN COMMUNICATION WITH A TOXIC EX HAS FAILED!

Oftentimes, I have clients who have shared custody with their ex, yet due to various reasons, cannot communicate with them. Just recently, a client explained how for months he tried to communicate with his ex-wife, to no avail. She rarely returned his calls or emails. When his children were sick and went to the doctor, …

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BEING A GOOD FATHER DESPITE HAVING A BAD ONE YOURSELF!

A few weeks ago, I had a consultation with a gentleman who reached out to me for help to both navigate his divorce and improve his co-parenting relationship with his wife. His parenting concerns were a bit unusual. As we discussed his fears, he did not know if he would be a good father due …

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CUSTODIAL vs. NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT; A SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY FOR FATHERS?

I want you to think about this; when we put labels on parents such as “custodial” and “non-custodial” would you agree that we are creating a winner and a loser? I think it’s also safe to say we are also an image in the mind of the child, such as “my dad lost in the …

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5 Warning Signs Parental Alienation May Begin To Occur.

Speaking with a client earlier this week, he described new behaviors he was seeing with his estranged wife. His co-parenting relationship had become “different” once he moved out of the family home a few weeks earlier. To start with, he had difficulty reaching his children each time he phoned. There were excuses such as “they’re …

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Enduring the riptide of parental alienation!

You most likely knew divorce was going to be a difficult adjustment for the entire family. You anticipated possibly losing your home, assets, and a major adjustment to your finances. However, you never dreamed divorce would include watching your children be taken away and being cast as the “villain,” the antagonist in your divorce story. …

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File first or come out last!

You’ve made the decision that your marriage is not going to work. You brought up the topic of divorce and hoping to go about this amicably.  However, she didn’t respond, or you couldn’t agree to the terms. Your gut is telling you this is going to be a divorce war. Now what? I’m asked many …

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