This is a follow up to my last blog where I suggested that you and your soon to be ex, write a letter to your children about a parenting schedule that puts their interests before your own. Well, this is a follow-up to that letter. Here we assume you have a parenting plan in place.
Are you and your spouse planning to divorce? Do you have young children who could be devastated by this? How are you going to establish a parenting plan that will put their interests before your own? (If you don’t, the Court will.) To help insure that you and your soon-to-be-ex do have your kids best
This is just a quick reminder. If you have a judgment of divorce or a settlement agreement that sets out in detail the Christmas and winter break schedule for the children, then you need to confirm with your ex NOW that he/she is not arbitrarily changing your parenting time and taking the kids away for
It seems these days that everyone I know wants to be a mediator. That’s fine. Mediation is a more civilized way to resolve disputes, including divorce and elder care family problems, than a knock-down, dragged out court battle. As a West Michigan mediator I’ve had the opportunity to participate in excellent training programs at both
In my last blog, I talked about using emails, etc., to communicate with your ex about parenting scheduling and conflicts. The idea, which came from a November 25, 2012 article in the New York Times (Kramer.com v Kramer.com), was designed to avoid disagreement, (to put it mildly), in front of the children.This may work in
Late last November, the New York Times ran an article on the front page of its Style Section (nytimes.com 11/25/2012) entitled Kramer.com v Kramer.com. The gist of the piece was that unlike the old days when mothers were just about assured of being awarded primary or sole custody of their children in divorce, there is