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Never lose sight of the most important aspect of your divorce: your children

Date: May 6th, 2014 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

Couples going through a divorce are often so immersed in fighting with the other party that they forget the most important thing about their divorce: their children. Instead, parties become short, aggravated and distant with their children because they have expended all of their energy fighting with their ex-spouse.

Below are some questions and comments compiled by C. Paul Wanio, … Read More


What is “FLARPL”?

Date: May 1st, 2014 by David L. Miller No Comments

Where am I going to come up with the money to hire an experienced family law attorney to represent me in my divorce? This question is asked by many spouses who have just been served with divorce papers, or who wish to end their marriage. The majority of the time, a client with less financial ability than the other spouse … Read More


When Co-Parenting Seems Impossible

Date: March 24th, 2014 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

When you cannot stand to be in the same room as your ex-spouse, having to co-parent with the other person seems difficult, if not impossible. But as unattainable as it seems, giving up on co-parenting is not an option if you want to do what is in the best interests of your children. Effective co-parenting is integral in helping children … Read More


Dating After Divorce

Date: January 21st, 2014 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

Once a bad relationship or divorce finally comes to an end, parents often yearn for the return of a “normal” life with a companion. In this quest to move on, parents may rush into another relationship. As difficult as dating is, it is even more difficult and complicated when there are children involved. Above all else, parents must first consider … Read More


Surviving the Holidays During Divorce

Date: November 22nd, 2013 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

It’s that time of the year again. Lights are being put up on rooftops, stores crowd with shoppers buying presents, and holiday planning for family gatherings begin. The holiday season is usually an occasion of festive and happy times. However, for those who are coping with divorce, the effects of separation and loss are magnified as the holiday season approaches.… Read More


Why Social Media Should Be Avoided During a Divorce

Date: October 1st, 2013 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media websites have become an integral part of how people interact with one another in today’s culture. When something happens in our lives, it is automatically relayed to our friends and families through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and is often documented by lots and lots of photos. However, keeping friends and … Read More


Top 5 Myths About Divorce

Date: July 26th, 2013 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

1) If we share 50/50 custody of our kids, neither parent has to pay child support.
False. Child Support is calculated using a mathematical formula that takes into account the gross earnings of each parent as well as each party’s time share with the children. Therefore, even if the parties share 50/50 physical custody of the children, the parent who … Read More


The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Date: June 24th, 2013 by Kring Chung No Comments

By: Hoang-Anh Zapien

Not every divorce has to be a knock-down, drag-out fight. Contrary to popular belief, divorce can be a relatively amicable and straightforward process, depending on how the parties choose to handle it. Parties who find themselves in a long, contentious divorce battle often realize in the end that they expended more time, money and energy than necessary. … Read More


How to Help Your Children Get Through Divorce

Date: April 25th, 2013 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

Divorce is a time of turmoil for the entire family. Typically, parents have had time to prepare for and come to terms with the fact that the family unit will be dissolved. However, this news is always startling to children, no matter how inevitable divorce may have seemed. Children often perceive their parents as “superheroes,” so they innocently expect that … Read More


“Can I Move Away With My Children?”

Date: March 22nd, 2013 by Hoang-Anh Zapien No Comments

During a divorce, parents are forced to rearrange their lives, and significant changes are often inevitable. Amongst these changes, parents who are divorcing usually make the decision to move because they can no longer afford to live in the same area. They feel the need to live closer to their work or even relocate to an area where they have … Read More