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.

  • Bon Voyage: Visitation During Summer

    Many children spend large chunks of time with their non-custodial parent over the summer. That first long visitation can be tough on the custodial parent and the child. These offers tips that can make it easier on you both.

  • 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:

  • Home Alone for the Holidays

    If you share holidays with your ex, you may be facing a holiday alone this season without your child. It can be difficult to be separated from your child, but you can get through the holiday with these guidelines:

  • A Fresh Start: Dealing With Your Ex

    The new year is a time when you may feel inspired to start a diet, begin exercising, take control of your finances, or organize your closets. It's also a good time to have a "re-do" on your relationship with your ex.

  • How Do I Get My Boyfriend to Spent Time with His Kids?

    QUESTION

    Dear Child Psychologist,
    I am concerned that my boyfriend doesn't spend enough time with his children. At times we have discussions about this topic, and he states that they don't like him, and that they are always crying for their mothers. I have experienced such an instance, with his youngest child. However, after I had a motherly like discussion with his child the little boy was ok. We were all just fine, and the young boy even stayed the night without any discomfort.

  • Mediation Solves Custody Disputes

    In mediation, the parents meet with a neutral mediator (who usually has background as a lawyer or therapist) who helps the two parents find solutions that work for their lives, instead of making those decisions for them as a judge would do.

  • Back to School, Back to Schedules

    As your child heads back to school, this is a good time to re-evaluate and tweak your parenting schedule. Fall is a time of fresh starts and new beginnings and a chance to get organized in all aspects of your life.

  • 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.

  • 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.