What Should be in Your Parenting Plan?

What Should be in Your Parenting Plan?

Getting divorced is difficult. Having children increases the difficulty even more. Child custody is something that parents often argue about. That is why both you and the other parent need to be on the same page when it comes to parenting your children. That is why Florida requires a parenting plan. The court must approve any parenting plan, which must …

What is Gaslighting? What You Need to Know

What is Gaslighting? What You Need to Know

Relationships are not always healthy. Many family and romantic relationships have physical or emotional abuse involved. A common type of abuse that has become popular in recent years is gaslighting. The term “gaslight” comes from a 1944 movie with the same name. Mental cruelty at its worst, it refers to the act of undermining another person’s reality. A person will …

Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

Divorcing with children can be complicated, especially if you do not get along with the other parent. Spouses without children can simply go their separate ways after a divorce, but that is not possible when minor children are involved. You will have to deal with child custody matters, which can be a huge battle if you and the other parent …

How COVID May Affect Your Divorce

How COVID May Affect Your Divorce

While the coronavirus pandemic has died down dramatically in most of the United States, there have still been some spikes here and there. In Florida, there are still thousands of new cases every week.    It is clear that COVID has affected pretty much every part of our lives, from health to relationships to school to grocery shopping to legal …

Financial Challenges Women Face After Divorce

Financial Challenges Women Face After Divorce

Divorces are never easy. They are major life events that have long-term implications. They are also stressful situations that affect the spouses and children involved.    A divorce affects both men and women. Everyone has emotional issues. While all parties involved will also see changes to their finances, women are hit the hardest in this respect. Divorces are more complicated …

How Dual Careers Can Threaten a Marriage

How Dual Careers Can Threaten a Marriage

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, staying home to care for children was the norm for women in the United States. They rarely worked outside the home. More than 50 years later, things have changed in this country. Now, 62% of married households are dual-career couples.   And there is a good reason for that — the economy. Prices are …

Updating Your Estate Plan After Divorce

Updating Your Estate Plan After Divorce

A divorce affects many elements of your life, from assets to child custody to living arrangements. It could even affect your income if you have to pay child support or alimony.    Going from a married person to a single one can be scary. It is a highly emotional experience that can throw you for a loop. Once your divorce …

Importance of Keeping Agreements After Divorce

Importance of Keeping Agreements After Divorce

Keeping promises is important in many aspects of life. It is important in the workplace, as employers want to keep workers on whom they can depend. It is also crucial in personal relationships, as we do not want friends or partners who lie and do not keep their promises.    In fact, maybe your marriage ended because you could never …

The Many Challenges of Post-Divorce Life

The Many Challenges of Post-Divorce Life

You have heard that divorce can be challenging, but how bad can it be? Well, you are ending a marriage that may have lasted several decades or longer. You may have young children involved. You may be close to retirement and struggling financially. It is possible that you may have been with your spouse since high school or college.    …

Why Sibling Relationships Matter in a Divorce

Why Sibling Relationships Matter in a Divorce

In a divorce, people tend to focus on the spouses and what they are going through. Sure, breaking up a marriage after many years is profoundly difficult, but so is watching your parents split up.    Children thrive on stability. They want to know that their parents will love them and take care of them until they are old enough …