Fix Yourself First!

You can’t fix stupid and you can’t fix crazy, but you can fix yourself. 😉 You want to fix people because you love them, however, you cannot fix or change someone else. Your motives may be pure and it simply is not possible. Give it up. They are not broken. They are just not perfect. Read More

When Divorced Parents Do Not Communicate

Background The divorce was ordered 8 years ago. Both parents are co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights. Parent A had primary care/Residency of the children (11 and 8) and the standard visitation schedule was in place. Parent A refused to communicate with parent B and frustrated/refused contact as far as possible. Systematic bad-mouthing from parent Read More

WHAT IS A PARENTING PLAN?

A parenting plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their child after separation or divorce. It is widely known that children need a routine. Living in two homes, this statement becomes even more important. The parenting plan will assist your child to cope with two homes and will also assist both Read More

How Can Children Survive Divorce When Parents Play The Limits Game?

“Daddy lets me eat in my room if I want to.” “I don’t have a curfew when I’m at Mom’s house.” “Mom doesn’t make me clear my dinner plate!” “Dad says it won’t hurt me to eat donuts for breakfast.” Do any of the above comments sound familiar to you? If so, then welcome to Read More

How to Work with Your Ex Without Being Manipulated

Do you worry that giving in to your ex’s demands—about your custody agreement, parenting time schedules, or last-minute schedule changes—creates a cycle where those same demands will be made again and again? Instead of feeling like a doormat for your ex to tromp all over, use the following tips to work with your ex without being Read More

What is family mediation?

If you’ve just split-up, you’re getting a divorce, or dissolving a civil partnership or you’ve been separated for a while, you might need to sort out arrangements with your ex or other family members. WHAT IS FAMILY MEDIATION? Family mediation is where an independent, professionally trained mediator helps you and your ex to work out an agreement about Read More

Holding Your Children Emotionally Hostage

Going through a divorce, you’ll experience a hurricane of emotions. Some you may have expected, others you never thought possible. Divorce is essentially a death in your family and it affects everyone it touches, especially your children. Even in the best-case scenarios, their worlds are turned upside-down; but in some of the worst cases, the Read More

When You Do Divorce, Act Like An Adult!

The well-being of children in a divorce or separation is the most essential aspect of any divorce. Although most couples believe children’s well-being is one of the most important factors to consider in a divorce, a great percentage of parents that divorce or separate see conflict as an unavoidable part of the process and are Read More

What is an Uncontested divorce?

When divorce becomes inevitable, an uncontested divorce remains the most amicable and affordable way in which to dissolve a marriage. Mediators, Facilitators and Divorce Attorneys are experts at guiding spouses towards a settlement agreement which is both practical and impartial regarding the division of assets as well as the care of minor children. Once the Read More