Divorce

  • Celebrity Chatter: Heidi Klum Bids "auf wiedersehen" to Seal

    According to TMZ, super-model and host of mega-hit "Project Runway," Heidi Klum is divorcing musical artist, Seal, after years of marriage.

  • Is Maria Not "Terminating" Her Relationship with Arnold After All?

    Although Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been estranged since last May (after Arnold had fathered a child with the family housekeeper of over 20 years), Maria and Arnold Schwarzenegger spent Christmas together as a family with their children.

  • Ex Holds Prescription Meds Hostage

    QUESTION

    My son returned from cross-country summer visitation with his dad Saturday. He returned with only 3 days of medication.

  • Co-parenting: Small Changes Have Big Results

    When you are parenting after a divorce, you are working within a situation that is certainly not your ideal. You may not be able to change that overall structure, but there are many small things you can do that will make the situation easier and happier for everyone.

  • Divorced Parenting: Sharing Education Information

    Whether your child spends most of his or her time at your home, or at the other parent's home, you probably want to be informed and stay involved with your child's education. Unfortunately, many schools make this a challenge.

  • Custody is Not What You Think

    A custody order is not a declaration, condemnation, or reward about the parents' abilities, personalities, or lifestyles. It doesn't determine who is the "good" parent and who is the "bad" parent. A custody order is a method of organizing your lives so that your child has one home and has time to spend with each parent.

  • Resolutions for Single Parents

    The beginning of the year is an excellent time to make some changes that will make your life, and your child's life, much more bearable. Consider making some of these New Year's resolutions:

  • Divorced Parenting: Help Relationships Thrive After Relocation

    If you or your ex are relocating, you know it is going to be hard for your child to stay close to the non-residential parent. However, as the residential parent, there are many things you can do to encourage them to interact and many ways to provide support during this difficult adjustment.

  • Visitation Cutbacks Unwise

    One of the most common questions I am asked by custodial parents is whether they can reduce visitation. The easy answer to that question is maybe, if there has been a change in circumstances and if doing so would be in the best interest of the child.

  • Celebrity Chatter: Heidi Klum Bids "auf wiedersehen" to Seal

    According to TMZ, super-model and host of mega-hit "Project Runway," Heidi Klum is divorcing musical artist, Seal, after years of marriage.

  • Parenting Plans Are Not Written in Stone

    The parenting plan should just be a starting place for you. Anything you can both agree to in the future should become your plan. You aren't bound to this plan for the rest of your lives.

  • New Holiday Traditions After Divorce

    So you think you're moving along and adapting to your new split-family living situation. Then what do you spy on your calendar? Thanksgiving doesn't fall on Tuesday? It doesn't fall on Saturday, Sunday or Monday either. What can you do to make split-family living better during the holidays?

  • Divorced Parenting: Biting Your Tongue!

    Your child has two parents and although you are not in love with each other anymore, and in fact, may not even like each other, it's best for your child if you work together as parents.

  • Divorced Parenting: Sharing Education Information

    Whether your child spends most of his or her time at your home, or at the other parent's home, you probably want to be informed and stay involved with your child's education. Unfortunately, many schools make this a challenge.

  • Making Changes to Your Parenting Plan

    Because children are always growing and changing, no parenting schedule will work forever. When making changes to your parenting plan, keep these things in mind:

  • Visitation Belongs to Kids

    A parenting plan or visitation schedule is created for the benefit of the child. Spending time with both parents is a right given to the child. If visitation belongs to anyone, it belongs to the child.

  • Transitioning Tuesday: Smooth Transitions for Divorced Parents

    "Doing the kid shuffle." Today it means helping them cope with living in two homes with two sets of rules, and often two sets of belongings. Here are ten ways you can help your child cope with this split-family living lifestyle:

  • Co-Parenting an Adopted Child

    As if divorce isn't hard enough, it can be even more complicated when you are trying to work out custody of an adopted child. Adoption often makes the situation emotionally more difficult for the child, and may make you concerned about what your rights are.