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May 2012 Archives

How to Handle Adult Children Moving Back Home

They're called the "Boomerang Generation" because they are kids moving back home after college in record numbers. The numbers are actually somewhat astounding - 85% of the college class of 2011 moved back home. Think you're the only one supporting your adult child? Think again! A survey done last year showed that nearly 60% of parents provide financial support to their adult children who are no longer in school. With the economy as tough as it is, many college graduates are ending up back home until they find a job, or if they have a job, until they can pay off some of the student debt they owe.

Top 10 Single Parenting Tips

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 13.6 million single parents in the United States, and those parents are raising 21.2 million children. Interestingly enough, single father homes are the fastest growing type of family situation and the number of single fathers has grown by 60% in the last ten years.

10 Tips to Help You Get Through Your Divorce Deposition

If you are involved in a full-fledged litigated divorce case, you may be subjected to a deposition by the opposing counsel. This can be a nerve-wracking, anxious time for many, since the opposing counsel will often ask uncomfortable questions. The proper purpose of a deposition is to gather background and evidence to help the lawyers prepare your case for trial. However, the lawyers will also try to get whatever helpful admissions are possible from the other side (you) which often leads to the anxiety many people feel during a deposition.

5 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Summer

I can't believe that we are already thinking about and preparing for the summer! This year has flown by quickly. Arranging child care for the summer, planning summer vacations, juggling camp schedules, and working out a schedule that works for both ex-spouses can be somewhat overwhelming for many parents. Divorced parents who focus on co-parenting by working together to meet their children's needs usually find the quick summer months will go much more smoothly. With that in mind, here are our top 5 tips for co-parenting during the summer holiday:

4 Argument Tactics that Predict Divorce

How a couple communicates is one of the most important aspects of a marriage. Likewise, how a couple argues, or fights, can destroy a marriage, if negative patterns of arguing are continually used. Dr. John Gottman is a world renowned marriage and relationship researcher who says there are four negative patterns that are common when couples argue. Dr. Gottman even goes so far as to say that these four negative patterns are divorce predictors, and called them "the four horsemen of the apocalypse", meaning that they predict the "end of days" for a marriage. These four negative tactics are:

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