While going through divorce is no walk in the park, as men seeking to be better men we can influence the dissolution process so that a more collaborative result can occur. We can begin to consider a higher context that will serve us, our children, and our soon to be former spouse in lasting decisions that effect everyone.
Domestic violence and child abuse are terrible crimes, and those who commit such crimes should be severely punished. An allegation of domestic violence is made in approximately 25% of divorces. Â Moreover, such allegations are more common in relationships involving children. Â What is the relationship between…0
The United States Supreme Court ruled that an order prohibiting the removal of a child from a country without the non-custodial parent’s consent is enforceable under an international child abduction treaty, InÂ Abbott v. Abbott, the father and the mother divorced in Chile. The Chilean court…0
Hiding money (assets) during a divorce is illegal and unethical. Never the less it’s more common than you think. Both men and woman alike have and continue these tactics daily. I am in no way advocating hiding assets. I am simply documenting facts to help…0
When looking at this issue it is easy to be mislead into thinking that there are easy solutions to this problem. Current research gives some very pat answers to a question that is extremely complex. The key to understanding the insurance dilemma facing divorced spouses is to look at long term solutions and to understand the need for an advisor to negotiate the process.0
Co-parenting starts the day the decision is made to divorce has been made. Even the most amicable divorces need a plan for future co-parenting. Putting your children’s best interests first, no matter how much you may dislike their other parent, is the key to co-parenting.0
As a mediator, I work a lot with divorcing, separating and never married couples who, for the best interests of their children, must agree on a child support amount that makes for both of them. In IL, where I practice, child support is based on…2