Scheduling Holidays with Children After Divorce

When parents divorce in Missouri, the law requires a parenting plan that specifies where children will live, go to school, and how much time they will spend time with each parent. The law also requires that parents create a detailed schedule for all holidays, school vacations, birthdays and other special occasions. A good parenting plan…

Post-Divorce Mediation: a Quick, Constructive Process

Change is the only constant, as they say. Long after a divorce is final, altered life circumstances could make it necessary to revisit and update some terms of the divorce with your former spouse. But don’t assume this means you’re facing an expensive, bitter, time-consuming court fight. Rather than pursuing litigation, many ex-couples find that…

10 Steps to a Good Parenting Plan

If you have children, a parenting plan is required by law when you divorce. The purpose of a parenting plan is to set in clear, unambiguous writing an agreement of how to raise, share, and care for children when the parents are no longer married.  A good plan establishes ways for both parents to continue…

Parenting Mindfully During Divorce

A dissolution of a marriage means new questions, worries and stresses for parents and for most children, in different forms. Throughout the divorce process, it is imperative to parent responsibly. As we have said many times, this means keeping the children’s best interests in mind every step of the way.  The way you conduct yourself…

Life After Divorce: Taking Charge

Once the divorce has been finalized, a new phase begins – transitioning to and embracing a life in which your former spouse is no longer a partner or decision-maker. You now get to choose where to focus your energy and how to direct your life.  Getting a handle on your finances is paramount. Expect to…