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Join the #CoParentCoffeeChallenge

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Let’s Start a Movement: #CoParentCoffeeChallenge Is your coparenting relationship filled with tension and awkwardness when you pick your child up or maybe drop them off? Maybe You have left over feelings of a disagreement you had with your ex the other day. Maybe you are annoyed at your ex. Whatever it is, that exchange is […]

Forgive Your Spouse. Forgive Yourself.

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Forgive Your Spouse. Forgive Yourself. If you are struggling to recover emotionally from your divorce, it might be because you haven’t forgiven your spouse or maybe even yourself.  If you can’t seem to get past the anger and hurt and blame game, its probably because you are holding onto waiting and expecting something. Maybe you […]

Friends Don’t Ditch Friends

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Friends Don’t Ditch Friends What if you aren’t the one going through a divorce, but you have a friend who is? How do you support your friend through this difficult time? Often when something is uncomfortable, we don’t know how to respond and so maybe we avoid our friend. It’s so common for people going […]

Divorce Rates Spike During Pandemic

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Pandemic Causes Spike in Divorces A new study just came out reporting on the impact of the pandemic on marriages and the divorce rate. Legal Templates reported that divorce rates spiked by 34% during the pandemic and that Newlywed’s divorce rate doubled especially for those married under 5 months. They started increasing on April 13 […]

Co-Parenting is F*cking Hard; How to Co-Parent Elegantly

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This blog was a featured blog at http://www.gabriellehartley.com The Desire to Co-Parent Elegantly I had a client who came to me with the best of intentions. She was a refined woman. She spoke deliberately and thoughtfully. She didn’t raise her voice. She wasn’t overly emotional. Her outfits were well thought out. Her life was well-thought out. […]

Moms and Dads are Equal

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Do Courts Favor Mothers for Custody of Children? How Does Divorce Custody Work? Moms and Dads Are Equal in Court When you’re getting divorced and have children, one parent doesn’t automatically start with more rights. Someone recently said something to me that had me thinking. It wasn’t the first time I’ve heard it either. They […]

The Parent Co-Pilot Guide

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The Parent Co-Pilot Creed: How to Co-Parent After A Divorce Even though you’re no longer married, your contact with your spouse does not end. In fact, it is just about to begin. Your old methods of communicating with your ex probably aren’t going to be useful now. I know that you may not want to […]

Co-Parenting, COVID & Control

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When Co-Parenting During Covid Turns into a Game of Control Courts are still mostly closed, leaving many without recourse when a parenting dispute arises. Ideally, parents are remaining flexible and reasonable on communicating about the parenting schedule. This is an opportunity for parents to work together.  But what happens when one parent is using Covid […]

Should You Keep Your House After Your Divorce?

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Your Marital Home: To Keep Or Sell the House In Divorce? Deciding Where to Live During and After a Divorce Often when someone is going through a divorce, they will tell their divorce lawyer, friends, and family that their main objective is to keep the house. A house is an expensive endeavor and the cost […]