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

5 Tips for Growing Your Family Through Adoption

There was a time when the stereotypical family consisted of a mom, a dad, and 2.5 kids. Today, families come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and structures, and it’s a wonderful thing. But in honor of World Infertility Awareness Month this June, we want to draw attention to the challenges that some face in creating their family. Specifically, when it comes to infertility, a condition around 48 million couples Read More

The Advantages of Family Law Mediation

Breaking up is hard to do, but when you have the support of mediation professionals, it makes the process better for everyone involved.  While there are some cases in which the courts will make the best option, mediation and support are the correct solutions for many families. Family law mediation has many benefits for breaking up amicably and positively.  What is Family Law Mediation? Mediation is a term used to Read More

6 Ways to Help Your Kids Cope with Divorce

Childhood is the time in life that sets the stage for our social and emotional health as an adult. And June celebrates Children’s Awareness Month which prioritizes their health and wellbeing. This makes it the perfect opportunity to share how we can encourage, support, and educate the children in our life during stressors such as divorce. As such, here are tips to help your kids cope with divorce. Impact of Read More

Tips for Father’s Day with An Absent Dad

If you’re raising a child without their father, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.4 million children, 1 in 4, live without a biological, step, or adoptive father in the home. A sobering statistic in and of itself, but what if your child’s father is not present in their lives at all? And holidays like Father’s Day coming up can pack a particularly hard punch, but here’s what you can do to Read More

5 Tips for Mother’s Day When You Are Divorcing

You always hear how hard those first holidays are after your divorce. And yes, they can be, but what’s often overlooked is the difficulty of navigating holidays that occur as you and your ex are divorcing. Particularly for a holiday like Mother’s Day. Before you’ve fully worked out custody and co-parenting, maybe even living arrangements, and while the emotions are so fresh and raw, you may feel in limbo or like not Read More

7 Misconceptions About Mediation

Divorce is difficult enough without have to endure a long, drawn out and public court battle. It often ends up more hurtful to families than helpful, not only by further damaging relationships, but also in the time lost, negative financial impact, and the fact your family’s future is left in the control of a judge who’s a complete stranger. Mediation is an alternative that offers a number of benefits. But it’s often Read More

5 Dating Tips After a Grey Divorce

If you were ranking the most stressful life events a person could experience, divorce would likely be near the top. We’d argue that dating after said divorce is right up there as well, particularly after grey divorce. A term coined for divorces among persons 50 and older, grey divorce has actually nearly doubled in the past 25 years according to Pew Research Center. If you’re one of those divorcees, you may be Read More