Tag Archive | family

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 […]

A Change Is Coming

Happy New Year everyone.  This year will be a year of big changes for me.  My youngest daughter will be going to college and I will officially be an empty-nester, I will be selling the home I have lived in for 17 years and I will be releasing my first non-fiction book – Start Here: […]

Christmas

The holidays are just about over and you might be thinking about starting your divorce.  Nobody really wants to be doing this but sometimes it just has to be done. To that end on my website I have a handy checklist to get you started.  In the next few weeks I will be releasing my […]

Holiday Happiness

The holidays are upon us and for those of you that are living in a divided household you have my sympathy. The holidays can be difficult for some people even when everything is going fine, but when you add in a broken marriage, kids that are being shuffled back and forth between households and loneliness […]

Wasted Time

My ex lives in another state.  He rarely gets down here to see his kids even though he is only six hours away.  When he does come down the kids are usually a side note, and most of the time he is in no condition to spend any meaningful time with them anyway.  You see […]