I enjoyed this article in the Washington Post by Lisa Bonos. Is it possible to get divorced and not hate your ex? A divorce necessarily comes after a lot of emotion and turmoil in the relationship. Sorting through that emotion and processing to the other side of the hatred river takes emotional maturity and “adulting” (as the new millennial lingo goes).  The bottom line is that you have to love your kids more than you hate your ex. The article suggests six principles to keep in mind:

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Parents can now coordinate parenting time schedules, health records, immunization histories, expense sharing, school information, virtual document storage and much more on a website specifically designed to deal with the issues that arise in co-parenting situation. OurFamilyWizard.com is intended to remove conflict and improve the lives of children.
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It is easy to get lost in your emotions amidst a divorce. During such an emotional time it is easy to forget that divorce may be the end of a marriage but not the end of a family. Sections 153.311 through 153.317 of the Texas Family Code sets forth the standard possession order promulgated by the legislature to encourage frequent contact between a child and each parent for periods of possession that optimize the development of a close and continuing relationship between each parent and child. Consequently, co-parenting is viewed as a necessary means to achieve the legislature’s intent.
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