Protecting What You Value Most

Child Custody

Are you a victim of parental alienation?

You undoubtedly had some valid reasons for choosing to divorce your ex-spouse. Even if your former husband or wife was abusive, mean or uncaring to you during your marriage, though, you may have always believed your kids deserve two involved parents. While you may...

Surviving a custody evaluation

Custody evaluations can be a nerve-wracking process. Even though you have nothing to hide, it seems as if everyone is accusing you of something. You may feel that your very parenting is being brought into question. Although this is not true, it is still a very...

Social stigmas complicate single fatherhood

Society has created unnecessary challenges for single parents, and the expectations for mothers and fathers are not equal. This is inherently unfair since children in any single-parent household have the same needs regardless of the gender of the parent. However,...

Who pays for what in a nesting arrangement?

If you have some concern about how your children may adjust to their post-divorce living situation, you may want to explore nesting. This relatively new concept keeps the children in the family home while having each co-parent rotate in and out at the beginnings and...

Should divorced parents live near each other?

As a divorced parent, your children’s emotional well-being likely represents one of your major concerns. As reported by Mydomaine.com, ongoing evidence-based research suggests that if you and your former spouse live within an hour’s drive from each other, this can...

The benefits of establishing paternity

When married couples have children, the state presumes the mothers’ husbands as the fathers of their children. The state makes no such assumption when unwed couples have children. Therefore, fathers must act to ensure and protect their relationships with their kids....

How to prepare your kids for a custody swap

If you share custody of your children with your ex-spouse, you likely must exchange the kids at the beginnings and ends of your scheduled parenting time. To minimize potential conflict, you should put some effort into choosing the right hand-off location and commit to...