If the parties have children, one of the worst things to do is to try to get them to side with one parent or the other. Parental alienation is one of the factors a court will consider when it comes to a final award of custody. It is always in the best interest of the children for the parents to talk to the children together about what is going on, assuring them that they both love them and will continue to have a family, just a family with a different structure. Getting an appointment for both parents with a good child-oriented mental health professional will in the end benefit the whole family.
Feedback from Clients"This month celebrates the anniversary of my divorce. I am a person with many blessings, not least of which has to do with my financial autonomy. I didn't realize how important a champion you were with me during the process of developing the property settlement and I now realize that you protected me again and again during the process. I own outright my own home, my car, and have sufficient retirement savings for when I decide to retire. I do hope you are continuing to pursue the collaborative divorce model. While it is not perfect, it certainly educated me and made the whole ordeal transparent and rational. What a difference it made to have you as my advocate." -- L.C.