Recent blog posts

  • Why Katie filed for Divorce

    November 11th, 2013

    In the latest celebrity news, the Huffington Post has posted an article titled “Tom Cruise Admits Katie Holmes Divorced Him To Protect Suri From Scientology.”  I dont know Katie or Tom. But, I know divorce. And, I can tell you… View Article

  • DIY Divorce – When a Cheap Divorce is Expensive

    November 5th, 2013

    Have you ever noticed how difficult most things are, the first time you do them?  Everything seems to have a learning curve.  Once you get past the learning curve, things that once seemed complicated or overwhelming become simple and easy… View Article

  • Lessons from a Divorce Tragedy

    October 24th, 2013

    This is the story of a true divorce tragedy. Today headline in the Palm Beach Post reads “Man Killed Estranged Wife Then Died In Police Confrontation.”  Sadly, this is an all too common scenario.  This time it really hits home because the shooting… View Article

  • Divorce Care Package

    October 14th, 2013

    The Huffington Post has just launched its Divorce Care Package series.  They are creating a list of things – books, movies, recipes, etc. – that help relieve the stress in the midst of divorce.  Yes, sometimes, it is the little things… View Article

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Doesn’t Always Mean Divorce

    October 4th, 2013

    No child is responsible for his parent’s divorce.  However, when a child has a disorder that falls under the autism spectrum umbrella, parents typically experience higher than normal parenting demands well into the child’s adulthood.  The parents’ reactions to these… View Article

  • Divorce Vultures

    August 28th, 2013

    A former student recently sent the following email to me.  This is an example of why I am on a mission to carry the message that there is a better way to go through the process of divorce. “I have a… View Article

  • A Lesson Learned From Brooke, Cat, Rabbit, and Fox.

    August 22nd, 2013

    This story comes from my friend and colleague Brooke Deratany Goldfarb. Brooke has a law degree from Harvard but rather than use her degree in the traditional sense she chose to practice as a family mediator and collaborative lawyer in Indialantic,… View Article

  • After A Break-up – With No Kids – Is It OK To Stay In Touch With The Ex’s Family?

    August 15th, 2013

    Q:  After A Break-up – with no kids – is it OK to stay in touch with the Ex’s family? A:  It depends. There is no one-size-fits-all answer for all break-ups but here are some general guide lines. If you… View Article

  • 7 Tips For Creating A Successful Second Marriage

    August 8th, 2013

    Second marriages fail at an alarmingly high rate. No surprise. Second marriages are generally loaded with conflict triggers. Kids, in-laws, joint and individual finances, and inner-circle loyalties shoot arrows from all directions at the re-married couple. And, once you’ve been… View Article

  • Post Divorce Conflict

    August 1st, 2013

    Recently I was asked a question about using therapy as a mechanism to end the on-going conflict that many co-parents experience post divorce. While I am licensed as a therapist, I don’t practice therapy – only mediation.  I do believe… View Article