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5 Relationship-Saving Tips to Help Your Teen through Divorce 

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How Will Divorce Impact My Teen? What are the Effects of Divorce of My Teen?


You finally made the painful decision to divorce. You know it's the best choice in the long run, but worry about how it will impact your kids, especially your teenagers. They already face so many stressors. You wonder what extra burdens divorce will place on them.

What Divorce Mediation Costs and Creative Ways to Pay for It

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Maybe you are planning a divorce and have done some research on costs.  Then you might already know that hiring lawyers to represent of you separately can cost $10,000 each, depending on your situation and the firm you choose.  That's just the retainer - before they do any work for you. 

How Gifts from a Softer Side of Divorce Can Help You Recover

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Divorce is an experience that is...well...just depressing. Divorce disempowers, holds couples hostage, steals, haunts, and overstays its welcome. How does one cope with divorce and life afterwards? One way is by accepting the gifts divorce's softer side offers.

How to Hire the Best Divorce Mediator [Guide + Checklist]

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Hiring a divorce mediator is likely something that neither you nor you spouse have ever had to do. Yet this decision may be one of the largest (and most stressful) you will ever make as a couple.  That's why it's important to take the time to consider the factors and qualities of a divorce mediator that are most important to each of you. 

Divorcing or Divorced Parents: Why January is such an important month for you!

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January is International Child-Centered Divorce MonthJoin experts in commemorating Child-Centered Divorce MonthIn the U.S. today nearly 4 out of 10 first marriages end in divorce. Even more significant, 60% of divorcing couples have children, resulting in more than one million kids each year experiencing the divorce of their parents.The consequence of parental divorce takes its toll on everyone in the family. An estimated 25 million children (36%) live apart from their biological father with about 26% of (more...)

Interview with Rosalind Sedacca, CDC — Founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network

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Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, Founder of Child-Centered Divorce NetworkiWhat is a Child-Centered Divorce – and how is that different from more typical divorces?Unfortunately, too many parents approach divorce as adversaries. When child custody becomes a battle, everyone loses. Parents are pitted against each other and innocent children inevitably pay the price.When custodial decisions move into contention, creating a scenario where lawyers, legislation and courts determine the direction of your children’s future, you not only lose power (more...)

Why YOU Should Resolve Child-Related Divorce Disputes – Not a Judge!

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCFamily-focused divorce attorney Larry Sarezky is passionate about keeping parents out of court when handling disputes over child custody. Based on decades of experience Larry knows that long-term outcomes work out better when the decisions are made by the parents themselves rather than left to the legal system.Most parents continue to co-parent their children after divorce. Except for circumstances where children are at risk, Larry strongly emphasizes that parents have the responsibility to put the (more...)

Child Custody After Divorce – Are You Putting Your Children First?

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDCThe Divorce/Separation PathCustody issues are a huge challenge in every divorce involving children. I am a strong advocate of co-parenting whenever possible. However, because every situation is different when it comes to divorce, I certainly don’t believe legislation should determine custody outcomes for any family. These are issues that caring, conscious parents should be deciding together with only one goal in mind – the very best interest of their children.Unfortunately, too many (more...)

Divorce Advice From Family & Friends – Don’t Take It!

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// Rosalind Sedacca, CDCThe Divorce/Separation PathDivorce by its very nature brings up lots of judgments. Most people have strong opinions about divorce, strongly influenced by their own experiences or the programming of their upbringing.You’re very unlikely to change anyone’s mind about the best way to handle divorce when you’re a parent. So don’t try.Your family and friends mean well. They (more...)

How Divorce Affects Children & Teens: Parents Need Realistic Expectations!

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Children are affected by divorceBy Rosalind Sedacca, CDCParenting is always complex. Parenting following a divorce can add many other layers of distraction and confusion to the mix. That makes it even more important for parents to be aware of how their children are responding to the divorce.Misunderstanding Your Child’s IntentionsOne common error parents make is misunderstanding the stage of development their children are at which can lead to unrealistic expectations. Too often parents will assume that (more...)