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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Visitation: When Your Child Doesn't Want to Go

    Visitation is more than just a schedule. It is a connection to both parents. So what do you do when your child won't go?

  • Parenting Step-Children

    QUESTION

    I have a stepdaughter that I'm really struggling with. She's age 15 and has life figured out. I really DO care about her, but know she is heading down the wrong path. I'm really not trying to be judgmental, but know that I may be seen that way. I just don't feel like a 15-year-old is qualified to set ALL her own limits.

  • Triage for Parenting Problems

    There are many situations you can work out on your own, however, there are also many situations where you do need help from professionals. Learning what kind of intervention to use when can save everyone a lot of headaches and ultimately a lot of attorney's fees.

  • Who You Callin' Blended?

    What stepfamilies themselves, as well as the best family therapists, have known for years, is that the standard of blending is just plain wrong. It not only misrepresents the reality of life for all the players in a remarriage with children; the concept is also unrealistic and harmful to stepfamilies and individual stepfamily members.

  • Co-Parenting Primer

    The key to making a co-parenting arrangement successful is respect. You likely have a lot of bad feelings towards the other parent, but you need to find a way to separate your parenting from those feelings. Your goal is to create a good life for your child and you can do that by parenting together in a respectful and cooperative manner.

  • Overcoming Common Co-Parenting Pitfalls

    Even after you've been separated or divorced for years, there are common problems that many co-parenting families must face. Whether these are big or small, the key is to find a reasonable way to work through the problems and preserve your cooperation.