As Seen in the Huffington Post – Which Would You Choose — Mediation or Litigation – When Seeking Child Support Modification?

Since the amount of child support one is required to contribute is formulary and based on statutory guidelines, it stands to reason then that modification of child support would be requested when … [Read more...]

As Seen in the Huffington Post – Myths, Misconceptions and Misunderstandings About Parenting Coordination

Simple misunderstandings often negatively affect our perceptions and opinions about things. What we overhear isn't always "truth," and what we say may not always be what we mean. Because there are a … [Read more...]

As Seen in the Huffington Post – Signs It’s Time to Engage a Parenting Coordinator

The signs indicating that it's time to hire an attorney are typically readily apparent: You just learned that your spouse is cheating... again. Your former spouse is withholding child support … [Read more...]

As Seen in the Huffington Post … “10 Things Co-Parents Need to Know About Parenting Coordination”

If you are co-parenting with your former spouse, perhaps the term "co-parent" seems to be more of an oxymoron than a reality. Do any of these statements sound familiar? · "You were supposed to drop … [Read more...]

As Seen in the Huffington Post – What Makes a “Real” Mom?

I am a "Real Mom." You may disagree. However, every morning, when I wake, get my stepchildren up and ready for school, make breakfasts, pack lunches, and eventually find time to look in the mirror, I … [Read more...]

As Seen in Huffington Post – Helping Children of Divorce Celebrate Father’s Day

As a mediator, I am astounded by the number of stories I've heard relating to ignored birthdays, forgotten holidays and missed Mother's and Father's Days by children of divorced parents. Believe it or … [Read more...]

As Seen in the Huffington Post – Mediating Your Summer Camp Squabbles

As the school year comes to an end, many parents are making summer plans for their children. Married or divorced, this topic often causes many heated arguments! Below is an example from one of my … [Read more...]

As Seen in the Huffington Post – Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Stepmom

It's a new generation, and blended families are the new norm. This realization struck me yesterday, when my stepdaughter, a third-grader, relayed the details of her day at school.  Read more … [Read more...]

As Seen in the Huffington Post Divorce – We’re Divorced! What’s Left to Argue Over?

Congratulations! You're finally divorced. Finally done with your former spouse, who didn't know how to discipline your children, didn't know how to make the right decision, and didn't know anything … [Read more...]

As seen on – 5 (or 6) “Nevers” for Stepparents to Heed when Co-Parenting

Co-parenting is hard enough when the parents are the divorced biological mother and father of the children.  It is almost a given that parenting styles will be starkly different, likely one of many … [Read more...]