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August 2012 Archives

5 Tips on How to Win Custody of Your Child

"How do I win custody of my child?" is a very common question asked by divorcing parents. However, there is no magic we can really do in court that determines which parent is going to 'win' custody of their child. There are many factors that go into a custody decision, but in this post I want to focus on co-parenting and how that can help you win custody of your child.

Top 5 Regrets of Divorced Couples

Research by Dr. Terri Orbuch shows that many divorced people have the same top five regrets-basically there are certain behaviors that they believe contributed to the end of their marriage. The good news from this study though, is that most people said they learned from their mistakes, and will make sure to change those behaviors in their next marriage. "Divorced individuals who step back and say, ‘This is what I've done wrong and this is what I will change,' have something powerful to teach others", says Terri Orbuch, a psychologist, research professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and author of the new book "Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship." "This is marriage advice learned the hard way," she says.

Domestic Violence Resources in Orange County

Domestic violence is a very serious issue that affects people of all ages, races, socioeconomic status and education levels. And, abusers are not necessarily always men. Typically, abusers resort to domestic violence to gain or maintain power or control over their loved one. Domestic abuse is not limited solely to physical abuse; it may include emotional abuse, verbal threats, and even harming a family pet in the presence of children. If children are involved, it is critical that you immediately seek to obtain a restraining order against your abuser. Failure to do so could result in California Child Protective Services (CPS) removing your children from the home altogether.

8 Tips for Making a Long Distance Marriage Work

Long distance marriages have become a lot more common than you may realize, most likely due to the difficult economy we have been facing for the last several years. Jobs have become harder to find, forcing people to look outside of their normal commuting range, and of course the housing crisis has made it difficult, if not impossible, for some to sell their homes when they find a job outside of their normal commuting range.

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