Editor Rachel Leonard email@example.com
During and after divorce, both parents and children grieve for what they have lost. Grieving and healing take time and compassion.
Divorce and co-parenting can be very difficult. Getting support from peers and an experienced family mediator can help a lot.
Many judges now share the opinion that a child's time with a non-custodial parent is very important.
How do people build and maintain marriages full of love, respect, and constructive communication? Scientific research has produced some answers.
When parents separate, life gets complicated. With help from a family mediator, parents can make a more creative, detailed, and individualized plan than they would get from a court’s decision.
What rights should children have when their parents are separating or are divorced? How well do parents do respecting these rights?
If you want your separation to be temporary, consider asking a professional such as a family mediator to help you write a Healing Separation Agreement.
NoVa has a number of support groups for people coping with divorce and for single parents who have trouble with their children's other parents. Many offer educational programs as well as friendship.
Does your child's other parent have a high-conflict personality? Avoid “bad-mouthing” him or her. Instead, teach your child life skills for resilience.
If you have assets and/or debts to divide during divorce, get advice from a financial analyst and an attorney, and then negotiate a settlement with assistance from a professional family mediator.
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