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Growing Into Parenting Plans

Growing Into Parenting Plans

Last Tuesday we discussed The Basics of Creating a Parenting Plan, including the basic terminology. As we emphasized, and re-emphasized, each family needs their own parenting plan because each family is different. But as children grow, their parenting plan should too. We aren’t trying to tell parents how to raise…

May 10th, 2013 Divorce Parenting, Life After Divorce
Good Parenting Plan

The Basics of Creating a Parenting Plan

Like delicate snowflakes, every person (and family) is different, which is exactly why there is no one-size-fits-all parenting plan. Although the term “parenting plan” sounds like divorcing parents are given a set of parenting tips and instructions, that’s not the case. In the most basic explanation, a parenting plan outlines…

May 7th, 2013 Divorce Parenting
The Mind-Blowing Truth About Love & Marriage

The Mind-Blowing ‘Truth’ About Love & Marriage

As a recent or long time divorcee, every now and then you may feel like raising a glass to the cathartic phrase, “Marriage is dead.” But what if the institution of marriage really was following the path of the dodo bird, as many studies suggest? Many keyboard pundits (who are…

May 2nd, 2013 Marriage Problems & Advice
Financial Cheaters Never Prosper

Financial Cheaters Never Prosper

Besides the whole gravity thing, either love or money make the world go ’round; the catch is we aren’t exactly sure which one, or how much of both, cause the earth to make its orbit. If you look at the link between divorce and finances, you’re inclined to believe money…

April 26th, 2013 Divorce and Finances, Divorce Process, Divorce Settlement
Divining the Divorcing Time

Divining the Divorcing Time

In matters of the heart, all logic and reason seem to fly out the window; but when times get tough for romantics, hopefully the romantics turn into philosophers. In most marriages, there was something special that drew the people together in the first place. But over the years (or year),…

April 24th, 2013 Divorce Process, Marriage Problems & Advice
divorce art therapy

Need Some Artistic Healing?

If you have ever had your heart stomped on, or even dented, you probably have tried your hand at some sort of creative outlet. Maybe you found painting or playing an instrument (or an experimental art mixture of the two) to be just the kind of right brain exercise you…

April 22nd, 2013 Life After Divorce
My Divorce Paper's new blog segment | Be a Guest Blogger has reached a milestone, and we think it’s a good time for some reflection, and maybe a little bit of nostalgia. On May 9th, 2012, decided it was high time to create a blog, and haven’t we ever grown up since? We think so. Today, is 200…

April 8th, 2013 Online Divorce
Business Owners, Just Say Yes to Prenups

Business Owners, Just Say Yes to Prenups

Many couples thought it was a good idea at the time to go into business together, but many couples make questionable decisions in the glory of the moment. Then, when divorce moves in to ruin many other things than just the marriage certificate, they look at their business and say,…

April 2nd, 2013 Divorce Settlement, Marriage Problems & Advice
divorce and teens

What Divorce Means for Your Teen, Part 2

Families are portrayed as impenetrable, unbreakable units, but as any child of divorce knows, they can be fractured. However, every child of divorce also knows families always find a way to pick up the pieces and come back stronger than ever. In Part 1, we discussed what was going on…

March 12th, 2013 Divorce and Children, Divorce Parenting, Life After Divorce
What Divorce Means for Your Teen

What Divorce Means for Your Teen, Part 1

It may feel like 50% of the time your teenager is trying to give you a heart attack, 30% of the time they are trying to break your heart, and 20% of the time they are trying to fill your heart. Children are these wonderful entities that are part you,…

March 4th, 2013 Divorce and Children, Divorce Parenting, Life After Divorce

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