Can Social Media Affect My Divorce?

Can Social Media Affect My Divorce?

Many of us share our personal lives on social media. If you’re getting a divorce, it may seem normal to share this, too. But be careful. Until the divorce is final, anything you post on social media or send emails can and likely will be used against you. Here are some...
Getting Divorced in your 60s: What to Expect

Getting Divorced in your 60s: What to Expect

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the highest divorce rates in recent years are among people aged 55 to 64 — so-called “gray divorces.” This includes some high-profile separations such as Bill and Melinda Gates who ended their 27-year marriage earlier this year....
Resolving Summer Parenting Plan Disagreements

Resolving Summer Parenting Plan Disagreements

Summer break can complicate even carefully considered parenting plans. This is especially true this year as shifting COVID-19 restrictions can make advance scheduling difficult. So, what do you do if you have a summer or holiday disagreement that you and your...
The Impact of Covid on Divorce Rates

The Impact of Covid on Divorce Rates

After declining for several years in a row, the divorce rate in the U.S. reached a record low in 2019. But when COVID-19 began spreading across the country and the world in March 2020, it was assumed that quarantine measures, job losses, economic uncertainty, and the...
What If I Don’t Want a Divorce?

What If I Don’t Want a Divorce?

You’ve tried everything to save your marriage. You discussed your differences, attended marriage counseling, and even tried a trial separation, but your spouse no longer wants to explore other options. They want a divorce. Even if it’s not what you want, it only takes...
What’s Next? Living Single and Loving It

What’s Next? Living Single and Loving It

Before you decide this message doesn’t apply to you, take a moment to think about yourself. Only you. The children still will be there. Your ex will too. Raising a family is tough; raising a family when you are divorced is another layer of difficult. But for right...
Finding Happy in the Holidays: Co-Parenting in a Pandemic

Finding Happy in the Holidays: Co-Parenting in a Pandemic

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford Whether you have been co-parenting for years or are new to the experience, the restrictions we face this holiday season because of COVID-19 are unprecedented....
4 Tips for When Your Former Partner Does Not Want to Co Parent

4 Tips for When Your Former Partner Does Not Want to Co Parent

You’re no longer with your partner, but otherwise nothing has changed. If you say “black,” their response is “white.” There’s no logic behind their actions – they’re only driven by a determination to make your life as difficult as possible, even if you have children...
When It Takes a Village: Third-Party Custody in Washington State

When It Takes a Village: Third-Party Custody in Washington State

A child’s ideal caregiver is their parent. A secure and loving relationship with Mom and/or Dad keeps them safe and healthy, transmits important social and cultural values, and provides them with the resources and skills they need to grow into happy and well-adjusted...