TEXTING AND PARENTING: ARE WE IGNORING OUR CHILDREN?

Kids often get the bad rap for being attached to their phone unable to make eye contact with their parents or look up at the dinner table. But there’s a new trend in town: parents ignoring their children in favor of their Blackberries or iPhones.

Divorce 101- Part 3

In the third part of this series, I’m answering questions about the legal contract between you and your divorce attorney and providing you with a list of questions you should ask an attorney before you hire him to handle your divorce. Here is Part One and Part Two. Q. Do I have to sign a […]

Divorce 101- Part 2

In the second installment of my series on the most frequently asked questions among people considering divorce, I’m addressing attorney selection strategy and attorney’s fees. In case you missed it, check out Part One. Q: We’ve all heard of those really bitter divorce battles between husbands and wives, like the one portrayed in the movie […]

Divorce 101- Part 1

“Where do I start?” That ‘s the question most individuals ask once they’ve made a decision to seek a divorce. In this three-part series, I’ll answer the most frequently asked questions that arise before people have selected a divorce attorney. Part One focuses on the hiring process and fees. Q: What is the most important […]

How Does A Divorced Parent Claim a Child as a Dependent?

It’s tax time and if you’re divorced and were awarded the right to claim your child or children as a dependent(s) on your tax return, here’s what you need to know about filing your taxes properly. The Internal Revenue Code sets out the law about who is entitled to claim a child as a dependent […]

Divorce As Process

The decision to divorce isn’t usually made easily or in haste. Among the many issues to consider are financial, social and psychological ones. Whenever children or illnesses are involved, the decision is even more difficult. But, for many people, divorce may be more of a years-long process than a single decision. When infidelity puts the […]

What You Should Do Before Considering Divorce

Many divorcees never review their wills and estate plans. Those that do, often do it after they’re divorced. However, it may be advisable to make changes as soon as a marriage breaks down. Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Property are common documents used in estate planning. If you’re in a bad marriage or […]

A Therapist’s Divorce Advice, Part 2

Dr. Cassandra Friedman, Ph.D., LCPC, CADC, brings 30 years of experience in speaking, teaching and private practice to amuse, challenge and motivate others to achieve more. To contact Dr. Friedman directly, email her at diamrow@aol.com and add the word “blog” in the subject line. I’d like to welcome back Dr. Cassandra Friedman. I hope you […]

A Therapist’s Divorce Advice- Part 1

Dr. Cassandra Friedman, Ph.D., LCPC, CADC, brings 30 years of experience in speaking, teaching and private practice to amuse, challenge and motivate others to achieve more. To contact Dr. Friedman directly, email her at diamrow@aol.com and add the word “blog” in the subject line. I’d like to welcome Dr. Cassandra Friedman, a therapist who helps […]

Divorce Ceremonies: Divorce Lawyers Watch New Trends

Japan has long been behind the curve when it comes to large numbers of divorces, but lately they have been busy catching up to the rest of the Western world. This has led to an extremely interesting phenomenon: divorce ceremonies. The ceremony takes place at a mansion in Tokyo, which a former salesman bought with […]