A word of caution: If you or a child of yours has been the victim of domestic abuse, click here.
A handy guide for all separated and divorced parents
Guidance, including on using this website, when there has been violence against a parent or child.
A young man's painful recollections (short personal essay)
A 17-year-old girl's plea to her parents (short personal essay)
A special perspective on children's fear and grief (short essay)
“Pain is never permanent. Only its lessons can be forever. Joy always comes after pain.”—Guillaume Apollinaire
Click HERE for “Quick Help For Parents In Transition”
Its Six Lessons
Click HERE for printable version.
The Commitments in English and Spanish
Nine vaccines against children's failure (short list)
New ideas for fun with children (short list)
14 quick lessons in making separation more survivable
Click HERE for a Sample Child Safety Zone document.
A guide on keeping reconciliation options open
“To a child's ear, any comment about his parent—positive or negative—is a judgement of him.”
A map for co-parent success
Words from a caring father (short personal essay)
Click HERE for “Some Common Effects of Unnecessary Family Litigation,” a list of litigation's common effects on parents and children.
Learn clearer thinking from these more caring attorneys
Click HERE for an in-depth article.
Click HERE to read “Custody Evaluations: The Overlooked Harm to Clients, Children, and Families”
Part I: Deciding What Lawyer (if any) to Use (6:18)
Part II: Five Things to Avoid (12:27)
Part III: What to Use Instead (10:06)
Part IV: Other Options to Consider (15:38)
Good website preparation will help dramatically:
Both websites are completely free and confidential.
Almost always, parents' interests are served best when they focus on building peace for their children.
Click for a copy of our “Intake for Parents in Divorce and Paternity Cases.”
Click for “Quick Help for Families in Transition.”
See how you are doing
3 thoughts to intercept early:
Don't lose sight of the way forward: meeting your children's needs.
This website really puts things in perspective. It makes you realize that no matter how trying times are, you'll do best by thinking about your kids first.
- father, NSW, Australia