Life After Divorce

Why Should You See A Divorce Therapist?


So, things didn't work out with you and your partner and now you're struggling to get your life back on track. Maybe you were the one who wanted the divorce. Maybe you weren't the one who wanted it but it got thrust on you anyway. Either way, getting divorced is a very big step in your life and it's going to have a big impact on who you are and what your next steps are for your future. That means it's something that you definitely need to deal with and a divorce therapist can help with that.

Learn more about how a divorce therapist can help:

5 Rules for Introducing Your Kids To Your New Guy After Divorce


via DivorceMagazine

When Introducing Your Kids to Your New Guy, Timing Is Key. The number-one thing to keep in mind when deciding when to introduce a new partner to your kids is timing after your divorce. What’s the hurry? Even if both of you are in love and seem to have a lot in common, breakups are common and kids get caught in the crossfire. Next, the setting and length of the first introduction is crucial to success. Meeting in an informal setting may help your kids feel more relaxed. Rather than planning a long visit, it’s best to have a brief, casual meeting with few expectations.


A Love Letter to the Stepmoms — From a Dad Who Knows Your Worth


It is hard being a stepmom. It’s a job. It’s a calling. It’s a labor of love. It’s confusing. It’s complicated. It can be thankless. It can be exhilarating. It can be rewarding. It can be devastating. It can be the best decision you’ve ever made. It can also be a bruise upon your life that never heals.

Read this father’s tribute to stepmoms everywhere:

10 Signs of a Healthy, Effective Co-Parenting Relationship

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Odilon Dimier/PhotoAlto Agency RF Collections/Getty Images

by Jennifer Wolf via VeryWellFamily

It takes a lot of work for two parents to get to the point where they can say their co-parenting relationship is actually going really well. For most families, there is much room for improvement. Rather than focusing on what's not working, though, identify what is going well so that you can accentuate the positive as work toward resolving conflicts with your ex. The following signs are evidence indicators of a healthy and productive co-parenting relationship.

As you read them, consider what already works for you, as well as those areas you hope to improve.

When the livin’ ain’t (always) easy: Summertime child custody issues


by Stephanie Reid via Avvo

Summertime is usually period of rest, relaxation and smooth sailing. But not always. For co-parents of children subject to a court-ordered custody and visitation arrangement, the harried summer months often upend schedules and routines.

This post takes a look at typical custody issues facing co-parents in summer months, as well as possible solutions to help avoid mid-July meltdowns. Check it out:

Tax Day is approaching. Are you ready?


via FindLaw

Tax Day is coming up on April 15, and many of our clients have questions about their tax obligation now that their family's legal matter is resolved. FindLaw provides an excellent resource to help you navigate your deductions and obligations:

10 Empowering Tips For Re-Entering The Workforce After Divorce


by Lee Sears via

What distinguishes a divorced mom from any other applicant as she re-enters the workforce is that she is either in the midst of crisis or in the wake of a crisis. In the quest to find a job or clients and customers for herself, she will compete with people who are feeling settled and happy or, perhaps, wide-eyed 20-somethings newly out of college and grad school. She will compete against women who do not have the responsibilities of caring for children. She will compete against men. Envisioning where you want to go and who you want to be, takes a tremendous amount of courage and strength that is lost on those who are not in the wake of, emotional trauma.

To find that internal footing from which to launch yourself, try the following 10 tips to boost your sense of empowerment when re-entering the workforce after divorce: