Divorce the Ex: Not the Kids


by Bruce Provda via National Center for Fathering

Typically, some fathers disconnect from their children when they divorce. With a little thought, the divorce can open the door to connecting with your kids in a way that was never possible before. You’ll possibly have limited opportunities; make the most of them.

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How to Support a Friend through Their Parents’ Divorce

 Adult children of divorce don’t have the same challenges as small children of divorce, but they still need support.

Adult children of divorce don’t have the same challenges as small children of divorce, but they still need support.

by Jamie Lynne Burgess via Rewire

You might be quick to assume that it has minimal impact on a friend’s life—after all, unlike a child, they aren’t subject to moving out or a total change of daily routine—but there are a specific set of complex issues that come along with becoming an adult child of divorce. Your friend might need a little extra love and support, but you’re already good at that.

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Divorce reduces retirement readiness


via InvestmentNews

The new tax law could increase financial challenges for divorced people, but planning opportunities abound. The National Retirement Risk index shows that half of American households are at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement. The risk is worse — 7 percentage points higher — for households that have been through a divorce.

See how you can mitigate your risk: https://bit.ly/2lkRqgh

Can Parents Lose Custody Simply Because They Are Disabled?


by Robyn Powell via @GPSOLO

Parents with disabilities are the only distinct community of Americans who must struggle to retain—or even gain in some situations—custody of their children. Removal rates where parents have a psychiatric disability have been found to be as high as 70 percent to 80 percent; where the parent has an intellectual disability, 40 percent to 80 percent. In families where the parental disability is physical, 13 percent have reported discriminatory treatment in custody cases. Parents who are deaf or blind report extremely high rates of child removal and loss of parental rights.

Parents with disabilities are more likely to lose custody of their children after divorce, have more difficulty in accessing reproductive health care, and face significant barriers to adopting children.

Read how parents can fight this discrimination: https://bit.ly/2GHjX8c

How to co-parent when you’re forbidden to talk to your ex


via AvvoStories

Divorced couples with minor children find themselves in the challenging position of parenting together, yet separately. Throw in a protection from abuse (PFA) or no-contact order, and co-parenting can seem impossible. If one parent is not permitted to have contact with the other, how can they effectively raise their children?

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7 Tips to Help You Move on After Divorce

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Shestock/Getty Images

by Cathy Meyer via LiveAbout

When you are in the middle of the divorce process, it is hard to imagine life after divorce. Especially a full, rewarding life. Unbelievably you will get past all the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce and things eventually get betterAs hard as it is to look forward with hope during divorce, doing so will help you cope with the stress of divorce.

Here are seven tips that will help you feel encouraged instead of discouraged: https://bit.ly/2J2j0fH