Life After Divorce: A Review of The Divorce Support Community

As Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond began sharing their story through their book Our Happy Divorce, the divorce support community has welcomed them with open arms. It’s always encouraging to hear true stories from another couple who is changing the face of divorce and making co-parenting the norm. ... read more

10 Best Books for Blended Families

Blending families means combining a lot more than just physical households. Blended families have to navigate the challenges of bringing together children, spouses, family traditions, discipline, behavior and more. Even daily schedules can be different between families. Thankfully there are some great books for blended families from people who have gone before you.  ... read more

A Happy Divorce Is Easier Than You Might Think

A happy divorce is easier than you might think. It’s normal, especially during a divorce, to imagine that working together with your ex would be utterly impossible. When there are children involved in your separation, finding your path toward a happy divorce is imperative.  ... read more

10 Real-Life Divorce Lessons

Creating a happy divorce didn’t happen overnight. It took several very intentional steps on Ben and Nikki’s parts to forgive each other and focus on their common goal: what’s best for their son, Asher. Here are a few of the good, bad and ugly real-life lessons the couple learned during their divorce: ... read more

Top Co-Parenting Apps To Help Your Family Stay Connected

Co-parenting apps make communication easier through shared calendars, in-app messaging, financial tracking and more. Here are some of our favorite apps that make co-parenting easier and keep your family connected. ... read more

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Bring Your Blended Family Together

Ever wish there was a checklist for blending new families after divorce? Great news, we’ve got one for you! With a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll be able to help your kids form a close relationship with their step-parents and step- and half-siblings. Here’s what you need to do. ... read more

Using The New Year To View Life After Divorce Differently

New Year’s resolutions often center around building success, happiness and new habits. Use this hopeful time of year to change your attitude about life after divorce and set yourself – and your kids – up for success in the new year. ... read more

National Divorce Day: Changing the Perspective

Once the holidays wrap, the first days back at work can be busy – especially for family law attorneys. This date, typically around January 8, has the distinction of being known as National Divorce Day. This is the day that lawyers see the highest spike in divorce filings. Presumably, the holidays have passed, the reality is back, and couples who feel they’d be better off as co-parents than spouses have decided to take the next step. ... read more

New Year’s Resolutions After Divorce

Just like the new year, divorce is the opportunity to take a fresh look at your life and your priorities. As you make your New Year’s resolutions this year, focus on all the new opportunities you have to be a better co-parent and have a happy divorce throughout the coming year.  ... read more

Common Parenting Styles: What’s Yours?

Great co-parenting is built on communication and consistency. Keeping things like behavior expectations and discipline consistent from one house to the other makes it easier for kids to go back and forth.  ... read more