How to Prepare for Your First Mediation Appointment

If you are about to begin divorce mediation, we recommend running through our checklist to make sure you are prepared. Knowing what to bring and what topics will be discussed during your session ahead of time will allow you to prepare and help move the process along...

Why Do Couples Get Divorced?

The Reasons Marriages EndSometimes the relationship you once thought of as “only of your dreams” unfortunately turns out to be something different than what you expected. It is never easy to see a marriage dissolve, and it can feel worse when it’s...

Preparing for the Trauma of Divorce

These days, trauma is a hot-button issue. Psychology has become more aware of different types of trauma and their effects.Trauma is often associated with abuse. While the connection between the two is clear, not all trauma is the result of abuse. Sometimes, an abrupt...

Healing from the Trauma of Divorce

In Part 1 of this series, we offered preparation for the trauma you may experience in a divorce. We listed common experiences recent divorcees have after their divorce. Now that you’re aware of what you may experience, it’s time to discuss the next part:...

Tips for Successful Summer Co-Parenting

Ensure a Great Summer for EveryoneSummer is officially upon us, and while children everywhere are either wrapping up their school activities or are already out for the season, co-parents may be filled with fear of how they will work through this challenging time of...

How Much Visitation Can Grandparents Get?

Understanding Grandparent Visitation SchedulesHaving the opportunity to visit with and spend time with their young grandchildren is something that many grandparents value. Thankfully, even in situations where parents may attempt to deny access to grandchildren, the...

How Do Paternity Tests Work?

Understanding Paternity Tests in CaliforniaEstablishing paternity can be valuable for a variety of reasons, but how do you go about getting a paternity test? In this blog post we’ll address the different types of paternity tests that are available and how these...

Apps to Enhance Co-Parent Communication

The Tools for ImprovementIf you’re co-parenting, then you may have already learned that communication is key. You need to be able to coordinate schedules, share important information, and talk about how things are going —without arguments or confusion....