Peaceful Divorce

October 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Parents & Divorce: "We need to talk."

If you are a separated or divorced parent, you need to communicate with your child’s other parent. Even though you are no longer living together, and, in some cases, especially because you are no longer living together, conflicts about your children (minor ones and major ones) may arise with greater frequency.



What do you do? Hopefully, you calmly discuss and resolve issues such as pick-ups and drop-offs, schedule changes, money, extracurricular activities, and family matters… Continue

Added by Cindy Harari on October 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My Mother Told Me There Would Be Days Like This!

How true this is!



Yes. No matter what stage of life you are in, we know that there are sometimes bad days. When going through a separation and divorce, you may find that the frequency of these “bad” days seem to increase.

Your tolerance and patience for the unexpected, unanticipated and overwhelm is dramatically reduced and your emotions are already stretched in managing the enormous transition you are going through.



So you had a bad day….whatcha gonna do… Continue

Added by Laura Campbell on October 23, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Weeding Your Friendship Garden

So, how will you know if it is time to weed your friendship garden?



Great question. The reason that this is a great question is because it is critical to surround yourself with a group of women and friends who can support you as you move through this transition towards designing your new life.



You will need the motivation, support and encouragement of women who not only wish for your joy and happiness, but who share your desire for creating an exceptional… Continue

Added by Laura Campbell on October 16, 2009 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Life Management in 5 Easy Steps!

So…you are going through a divorce and navigating the waters of co-parenting, custody, financial transition and the feelings of isolation and overwhelm.



At the same time, you need to manage your job, your children and their schedules, your social life, your health and wellness, your family and the possibility of a new relationship.



And you wonder, how am I supposed to do all of this?



Have you ever felt that way?



I have….many, many times! And…I am… Continue

Added by Laura Campbell on October 7, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Divorcing & Divorced Parents - Keep the Kids out of your Conflict!

Here is another great article from member Rosalind Sedacca, CCT:

When children get caught up in their parent's divorce conflicts, serious problems can develop that must be avoided at all costs. Regardless of your feelings about your ex or soon-to-be-former spouse, it is essential to keep that from your children.

Here are some excellent tips and advice offered by James Roberts, RSW, a licensed social worker in Missouri and Kansas and family therapist in Kansas. Mr. Roberts… Continue

Added by Cynthia Tiano, Esq. on October 7, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Don't Bet on the Mediation Horse in every Race--Women often lose big in Mediation !

As an attorney for 35 years, a trial attorney representing only women since 1992 through my six lawyer divorce and custody law firm, The co-founder of three interdisciplinary collaborative practice groups or organizations and a trained mediator who teaches divorce law to mediators for a large community mediation center, I have learned one thing for sure. No single method of achieving a divorce is the answer. I have seen women abused by mediation just as I have seen them abused by the court… Continue

Added by Charlie Hofheimer on October 3, 2009 at 2:46pm — 3 Comments

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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

How Important Is the Budget in Divorce Planning?

I think everyone’s least favorite word is BUDGET. Why don’t we want to hear that word? Think about it: We’re asking ourselves to do something we don’t want to do — or worse yet, someone else is asking us to do it. While we might not like them, having a budget does help. In divorce planning — whether you are going to litigation,…See More
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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

21st Century Parenting Plans

I remember when the default custody arrangement had one parent as the custodial parent, and the other parent was known as the “Disneyland parent.” They had their children every other weekend, and maybe once during the week for dinner. Today it is more common to see joint parenting time consist of one week on, and one week off or “two-two-five-five” time,…See More
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Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

Including a Financial Professional in Your Mediation

Very often, couples who are divorcing amicably, or who have straightforward financial situations, will forgo meeting with a financial professional while they go through mediation. Though this may seem logical on its face, “going it alone” may result in unnecessary hardship and inaccurate calculations.  It is easy to simply look at a tax table today and say “I am going…See More
Jul 30
Robert D. Bordett, CFP, CDFA posted a blog post

What About the House?

Going through divorce means dealing with hundreds of details, some more important than others. One detail that merits extra contemplation is how to deal with the marital home.Does one spouse want to keep it because the children still live there? You don't want to disrupt their lives any more than is already happening. What if the children are grown? Do you still need that much of a house?Here are the three most common means of dealing with the house in divorce:Selling the house and dividing the…See More
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