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Many families who are struggling with after-effects of the pandemic are now contending with international conflict and a rapidly rising cost of living. The impact on families is unprecedented and couples with or without children,... Read more »...Read More..
This fundamental life question is one of the most difficult to answer: Is it time to end my marriage? To start, just like no two people are the same, no two marriages are the same. ... Read more »...Read More..
Parental alienation is an insidious process that tends to happen over time. Its roots are deep and widespread. A Separation or impending divorce can breed resentment and anger between two parents which, in turn, sets... Read more »...Read More..
Beginning October 1, current and prospective college students began completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) for access to federal student aid — including grants, scholarships, loans and work-study — for the 2022-2023... Read more »...Read More..
Transitioning back into a new routine after a divorce can be difficult and scary at times, especially if you need to return to work as a result of financial circumstances changing. If you are a... Read more »...Read More..
Since the 1897 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, owned dogs have been considered personal property. This may be a difficult concept to understand because dogs, cats and other pets are commonly regarded as family members by... Read more »...Read More..
You may be surprised to know that if you’re divorced you are entitled to Social Security benefits earned by your ex-spouse. The rules can be confusing, but the information is easily accessible by creating an account... Read more »...Read More..
Many people agree that participation in youth sports offers many benefits for children such as confidence building, exercise, exploring new interests, team camaraderie, patience, and lessons on how to win and lose with grace –... Read more »...Read More..
The process of coming to the decision that you no longer want to be married is painful enough but trying to figure out the best way to tell your spouse can be torturous. It is... Read more »...Read More..
The New Year is typically a time for resolutions. It’s an opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments, where we’ve come up short and what we want to improve upon in the coming year and beyond.... Read more »...Read More..
Celebrating holidays while going through a divorce or separation heightens the stress of an already emotional situation. Participating in and attending seasonal events, such as holiday parties, gift exchanges, children’s school performances and other special... Read more »...Read More..
The holiday season has the potential to be merry and bright and it also has the potential to be extremely stressful and contentious. For co-parents navigating through it as one big, happy–and separate–family, there are... Read more »...Read More..
It is a commonly accepted, unspoken rule that one should never discuss religion or politics in polite company. The reason is that conversations involving these issues usually become heated and cause conflict. As of late,... Read more »...Read More..
Disagreeing with your spouse is inevitable. Unfortunately, it sometimes occurs in front of your kids. When it does, it can provide an opportunity to model for them how to communicate about differences in a healthy... Read more »...Read More..
Your marriage may be going great and then all of a sudden you find out that you’re pregnant. This unplanned pregnancy can put a strain on a marriage. If you’re facing fear of a divorce... Read more »...Read More..
As a leader in the field of matrimonial law, Kim Ciesinski, attorney and owner of ADR Law, was a guest speaker on a podcast that features inspiring stories. In this episode of Wake Up Call... Read more »...Read More..
An article entitled “The Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children” written by Amy Morin and medically reviewed by Joel Forman, MD, discusses the steps that parents can take to “help kids bounce back faster.” Pediatric Psychology is an extremely... Read more »...Read More..
How Traditional Divorce Differs from Mediation, Collaborative Divorce and Negotiated Settlements (ADR)
A traditional divorce is a long and monotonous process which involves lengthy court proceedings and frequent meetings with (often expensive) attorneys. ADR, or “Alternative Divorce Resolution” makes the divorce process less stressful and... Read more »...Read More..
Despite all your efforts to end the fighting in your marriage, these efforts are not working. You’ve tried very hard to find the best solution, but it seems that while divorce might be the best... Read more »...Read More..
Mediation and collaborative divorce share a common overarching goal to keep the divorcing couple out of court, thus sparing each party the many unfortunate consequences of litigated divorce. These consequences include the mental anguish of... Read more »...Read More..
If you ask someone why they remain stuck in an unhappy marriage, you’ll often hear a litany of reasons – some good, others not so good. Staying together “for the sake of the kids” is... Read more »...Read More..
In our current political climate,” fake news” is constantly being reported. Unfortunately, the concept of making statements of “fact” with no supporting evidence which then requires others to prove the non-existence of an alleged act... Read more »...Read More..
So, here you find yourself….the decision to divorce has been made either by you or for you. You have heard all the horrendous war stories of family, friends and neighbors and fear has firmly taken... Read more »...Read More..
“If all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail.” – Abraham H. Maslow When the hammer of justice strikes in the context of divorce litigation, destruction of a family in transition can... Read more »...Read More..
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