How to Make a 50/50 Parenting Schedule Work

After a divorce, parents often want to maintain an equal and ongoing relationship with their child. Making this arrangement work requires you and your former spouse to make your homes and interactions positive. Sticking to three main points can help you make a 50/50 parenting schedule work. Make Both Homes Your Child’s Home No matter…

Going Through Divorce? Here’s How To Find Calm in The Chaos

What does divorce mean? Transition, change, upheaval, uncertainty.  Sound familiar? Read more here Reposted from gabriellehartley.com with permission from Gabrielle Hartley. She collaborates with Soren Law Group and is not employed by the firm. This content is meant purely for educational discussion of legal product and service design. It contains general information about legal matters.…

What is Mediation and What Are My Divorce Choices?

Whether you have a hotly litigated case in court,  you share crumb cake and coffee in your mediator’s office, or you mediate online, divorce is never easy. Especially if you have been hurt or if you feel financially unstable, all too often, there’s the idea that taking your soon to be ex to court is…

Prenuptial Agreements

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: What Should Yours Cover? While you don’t want to think about the potential for divorce, it’s a reality of many relationships. A pre-nuptial agreement can help you even if you don’t go through a divorce down the road. Pre-nuptial agreements are different for everyone, so talking to a divorce attorney will help you…

COVID-19 and Future Custody Determinations

Parental behavior today can affect judicial decisions in the future: A view from the Statewide Coordinating Judge for Matrimonial Cases By Jeffrey Sunshine | March 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM At this time of an historic health emergency, strains could appear in an intact relationship, while in a fractured relationship those strains and disputes become…

Estate Planning Considerations for Divorcing Couples

Estate Planning Considerations for Divorcing Couples When you’re going through a divorce, estate planning is a necessary but sometimes tedious process. It’s not just rewriting your wills, either. Estate planning can rearrange several areas of your old life and rework them to suit your new one. Whether you have children or are merely sorting your…

What are the Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce?

What are the Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Divorce? The divorce process is unavoidably stressful, even if you and your former partner have an amicable relationship. In these cases, you may want to avoid going to court, instead of settling your affairs privately with a lawyer. Mediation and collaborative divorce processes both allow you to…

Co-Parenting: Where Do I Start?

When you’re going through a divorce or separation involving children, one of the hardest parts is deciding how you and your former partner will parent going forward. If the two of you have an amicable relationship, co-parenting may work to both your benefit and your children’s. But where should you start? What is Co-Parenting? Many…

Putting Children First: How the Collaborative and Mediation Process Can Help in Separation and Divorce

Putting Children First: How the Collaborative and Mediation Process Can Help in Separation and Divorce When you have children, the process of separation or divorce becomes more complicated than it would be with just two people. It may benefit everyone to use a collaborative or mediation process when going through a divorce or separation. What…