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.

  • Stepfamily Sanity this Holiday Season

    When you think of holidays, you probably think of family. At this time of year, couples in a remarriage with children might be feeling...imperfect. For example, they might be polarized and facing plenty of misunderstanding from friends and family. In the face of all the pressure and misunderstanding, take heart. Here are ten simple tips for stepfamily sanity this holiday season.

  • Divorced Parenting: The Girlfriend

    The girlfriend. She strikes terror in the heart of divorced mothers everywhere. When your ex gets a girlfriend it's challenging enough to deal with your own emotions, but when the girlfriend is suddenly a big part of your child's life, it's hard to know how to react.

  • Your Child and Co-Parenting

    Is the parenting plan working? Successful co-parenting means not only that the parents work together, but that the children cooperate with the process as well. All of you have to work together to help this new family structure work effectively. Here are tips to get past common problems:

  • Live and Let Live

    It's not uncommon to start a new job, move, make new friends, discover new interests, develop a new life philosophy, and, really, in many ways, be reborn after a divorce. If you feel uncomfortable with changes in the other parent's life, ask yourself these questions:

  • Dos And Don'ts -- Guidelines for Divorced Parents

    Here is a handy list of dos and don'ts that can help you and your children get through your divorce.

  • Marital Status and Your Kids

    It's been my experience that a home filled with anger, turmoil, or violence is a bad environment for children. Divorce isn't the only choice though, so let's talk about other situations you might find yourself in and how to explain them to your children.

  • Money Madness: Child Support and Visitation

    The time your child spends with both of you has nothing to do with child support. Custody is only the preliminary factor in setting up child support. The non-custodial parent must pay it to the custodial parent. But beyond that, what happens with your parenting plan has no impact on child support.

  • 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.

  • Avoid Gift-Giving Gripes

    It's too easy for the holidays to become a challenge, to see which parent can buy the most stuff, the best stuff, or the most expensive stuff. You and the other parent have to make sure this doesn't happen to you and your child.

  • How to Win Custody

    No one wins in a custody case, especially not the child. The best custody arrangement is one that takes the child's needs into consideration and creates a plan that allows the child to have a lot of time with both parents through a non-hectic, reasonable schedule.