Podcast #8: Stepparent Success

What makes parent-stepparent relationships so difficult? How can parents and stepparents work together to do what’s best for the child?

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Podcast #2: Terri’s Story, Part Two

K.O. Herston concludes his interview with his former client, Terri. They discuss Terri’s experience during the divorce process, her reflections on how her life has changed, and the lessons she learned along the way.

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Podcast #1: Terri’s Story, Part One

Today I’m trying something new on the ol’ blog — a podcast! In this first episode, I speak with a former client, Terri, about her divorce after 31 years of marriage. She talks about her decision to divorce, how she prepared for it, and how her husband and children reacted to the news. Give it a […]

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Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters

This article by Dr. Perri Klass in The New York Times is interesting. Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters In pediatrics, attachment is the emotional connection that develops between a young child and a parent or other caregiver. Attachment theory was developed in the mid-20th century by a British psychiatrist, John Bowlby, whose […]

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The Secret Superpower of a Shared-Custody Kid

This article by Rachelle Bergstein in The New York Times may be of interest. The Secret Superpower of a Shared-Custody Kid At 5:25 p.m., my mother pulled into our driveway. I saw my dad’s Cadillac waiting for us and glanced at Mom, whose broad smile instantly flattened. At 10 years old, I could already read […]

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Divorce and the Shared Mortgage

This article by Lisa Prevost in The New York Times may be of interest. Divorce and the Shared Mortgage Deciding what to do with the house can be a major quandary for couples getting a divorce, particularly when they share a mortgage. When there is equity in the home, each spouse typically wants to take […]

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Protecting Assets in Divorce

This article by Kelli Grant at CNBC may be of interest. Breaking up is hard to do: Protecting assets in divorce Getting divorced has a significant impact on your finances — and some missteps can make it even more costly. Divorce is an issue plenty of Americans will find themselves navigating. In 2014, divorces and […]

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A Personal Note about My Father

There will be no case summary today. Today I want to write about something more important than the law. I want to write about the importance of being a good parent after divorce. And I want to write about my father. My father died Wednesday, March 16, at age 79. He had been hospitalized since […]

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How Divorce after 50 May Affect Your Retirement Savings

This article by Janet Kidd Stewart in the Chicago Tribune is of interest. How Divorce after 50 May Affect Your Retirement Savings Getting unhitched this year? If you’re past 50, it’s critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm. Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, […]

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Divorcing a Narcissist

This interview with Karyl McBride on the New York Times’ Well Blog might be of interest. Divorcing a Narcissist Is there a narcissist in your life? Many people exhibit some narcissistic qualities, but full-blown narcissistic personality disorder afflicts about 8 percent of men and about 5 percent of women. While it’s tough to be married to […]

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Reducing Stress During Divorce Litigation

This article by Leslie Spoltore, Esq. of Fox Rothschild LLP might be of interest to you. Reducing Stress During Divorce Litigation There is no doubt that divorce litigation can be a stressful process. While there will be factors and forces outside of your control, there are things you can control and steps you can take […]

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