5 Signs You Are in An Unhealthy Relationship and What To Do About It

Do you ever wonder if you’re in an unhealthy relationship? Well, that may be your first sign. However, often toxic relationship patterns can be subtle and difficult to recognize. Then, over time, you may start to consider them normal when they are anything but. Or, maybe you have experienced or been around other relationships that are so clearly toxic red flags can be seen from a mile away and yours seems ideal by Read More

Trick Or Treat: How to Have Fun on Halloween as Co-Parents

Halloween is coming soon, and while the kids are looking forward to all those treats; if you’re looking for tricks to help you prevent a co-parenting nightmare you’ve come to the right place. It’s a tough holiday to navigate as co-parents for sure, but it can be done. Here’s how to have fun with your little ghouls on Halloween as co-parents. Tips for Halloween as Co-Parents First, look at the big picture. Read More

Tips for Dealing with High Conflict People in Divorce and Co-Parenting

If you are divorcing and/or co-parenting with a high-conflict personality, you know how impossible they can make an already difficult process. But there are ways to deal with their behavior more effectively. We recently hosted a Facebook Live with Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. (Attorney, Social Worker, Therapist, Mediator, and Author) where he answered audience questions on commonly challenging issues with tips to help you Read More

Honoring National Family Day with Tips for Healing When It Seems Impossible After Divorce

Divorce is certainly one of the hardest things a family can endure but while it may break up the home it doesn’t have to break the relationship between you and your kids. That’s not to say there won’t be cracks—anger, sadness, blame, resentment, fear—especially in the beginning. But there are ways to minimize the damage during the divorce and heal together in a healthy way afterward. In honor of National Family Day Read More

How Mediation Can Help You with Grandparents’ Rights

Grandparent’s Day, the first Sunday of September following Labor Day, honors the vital role these men and women play in the lives of our children. Research has shown that closeness between grandparents and grandchildren can improve mental health and emotional well-being for both. What’s more, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2020 approximately 3 million children were being raised by a grandparent. Yet, it may Read More

How To Keep Calm When Your Ex Acts Bat S^$T Crazy During Your Divorce

No divorce is easy, but some, admittedly, are much harder than others and often the reason is that one soon-to-be-ex-spouse is punishing the other. Maybe they don’t want the divorce, maybe they feel betrayed, or maybe, they’re just hateful in general. Regardless of the reason, if your ex is acting crazy during your divorce, you don’t have to just suffer through it. These tips can help you cope and keep your Read More

Family Fun Month: 6 Tips for Connecting with Children During Divorce

Family Fun Month is celebrated every August and the goal is much like it sounds; to encourage families to make time for each other and do things you can all enjoy together. If you have recently gone through a divorce or are in the midst of one, fun may be the last thing on your mind. However, it’s important to stay connected to your children during this time, and, in honor of the month, here are some fun ways to do Read More

Child Support Awareness Month: The Dos and Don’ts of New York State Child Support Laws

In a divorce, children are just as, if not more so, affected than adults. Not that it isn’t hard for everyone, but the children are left dealing with changes they had no part in making. That’s why it’s so important that they are supported during this time, not just emotionally, but financially also so they have the standard of living to which they are accustomed as well as the stability and the opportunities they Read More

Can You Have a Happy Divorce? 3 Ways to Make It Happen

Considering the fact that divorce stems from unhappiness in a marriage, having a happy one seems like an oxymoron. Granted, no one goes into a marriage looking forward to its end, but sometimes splitting up is for the best. And when that’s the case, there’s no reason to make the situation even more difficult with a long, drawn-out battle. Instead, here’s how to have a happy divorce. 1. Learn Then Look Forward Read More

5 Summer Co-Parenting Don’ts

Summer is in full swing and, in many ways, co-parenting is even more challenging. Away from the indisputable school schedule and all that goes with it, you’re left with more open reign. And more opportunities for disagreements with your ex on how to divvy up and spend that time. But if you want to keep the peace, here’s what not to do in your summer co-parenting. 1. Wait Until the Last Minute If you’re Read More