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How Do You Grieve The Death of an Ex?

It has been some time since I last posted on this site.  my life came to an abrupt halt recently when my ex-husband unexpectedly died. We have been divorced for three years however, we were married for seventeen.  We have two children together that no longer have a father.  We were not the best of […]

God Only Knows

I heard today that a girl I went to school with had died.  Being that she was my age she was still fairly young – or at least I like to think of myself that way.  I remember she was the only friend I had for a while in elementary school.  I can still remember […]

I Have a Dream

As a solo parent all responsibilities fall on you.  You must get your kids to school everyday, help them with homework, get them to and from after school activities, decide what they will eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, shop for and cook most of those meals, shop for all of the clothes, school supplies […]

Why Get Married

Is there really any reason to get married? Why not just live together? As long as you make it very clear that there is no marriage i.e. common law why go through all of the hassle and expense to get married? There are plenty of couples that have been together for decades that are perfectly […]

Do You Need An Attorney?

Following is an excerpt from my most recent book Start Here: Your Guide to Divorce and Recovery available on Amazon. Start Here _______________________________________________________ Do you need an attorney? My answer to that is, maybe, maybe not. What are your circumstances? Do you have kids? Do you have a lot of assets that need to be divided? […]

Is Divorce A Four Letter Word?

Last year after 21 years of working in family law I decided to leave the office behind and focus on the part of my job I loved the most, the emotional support.  I loved metaphorically holding my client’s hands and sometimes literally.  I loved listening to them and offering them guidance but mostly I was […]

Parental Alienation

I have seen it many times, I have had to insert clauses in separation agreements, I have had to go to trial over this issue more than once.  Parental alienation is when one parent disparages the other parent to the point the children truly believe that this person is a bad parent and someone to […]