Tag Archives: stress

Back to School Tips for Divorced Families

No matter how old your kids are or how many times you’ve been through it all as a parent, there is anxiety mixed with anticipation as kids head back to school this fall. Mixed feelings are natural at this time of year. There is extra stress and brand new school-related issues to deal with if you are newly divorced. Who… Read More

Empower Yourself During Your Divorce

by Debra Caliguri, Law and Mediation Offices of Debra N. Caliguri How many times have we all heard and even repeated the phrase “Ignorance is bliss”?  Itmay be popular, but ignorance is bliss is no credo to live by. One online dictionary defines “Ignorance is bliss” as “a term used to falsely justify apathy on the given subject in the… Read More

Stress, Divorce and Down Dog

By Win Heiskala, Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney-Partner, Beatrice L. Snider Family Law Group Stress. That is one word that comes to mind for most people when they think of divorce. Either their own or someone else’s divorce[1]. How to manage that stress? Obviously, the best way to handle any stress is to remove it, but that is not possible… Read More

Don’t Divorce Alone: It Takes A Village

by Myra Chack Fleischer, CFL-S, Fleischer & Ravreby As we start a new year, it is natural to take stock of your life and look for ways to improve your situation. Sometimes, this means facing the reality that a divorce is necessary for your emotional and sometimes financial health. January is the month with the most new divorce filings all… Read More

Is Mediation or Litigation the Right Choice for My Divorce?

by Julia Garwood, Attorney at Law Family Law, Mediation and Collaborative Divorce Garwood Family Law and Mediation When heading toward the end of a marriage, many people ask what the difference is between divorce mediation and litigation. And beyond that, which one is right for them. There are numerous differences between divorce mediation and litigation, however the primary three include… Read More

Don’t Trash Talk Your Ex: Staying Civil After Divorce

Among the many significant benefits of collaborative divorce is providing a framework for respectful, civil discussion between spouses about difficult issues. By remaining civil, emotional stress is lessened on everyone in the family, especially the children. Once the divorce is final, parents need to continue those respectful communication practices as they work together to raise their children. The positive aspects… Read More

Your Brain on Collaborative Divorce

By Garrison “Bud” Klueck Americans of a certain age likely recall a memorable TV commercial.  The TV image is that of someone breaking an egg.  The voice-over announcer says “This is your brain.”  It then cuts to a very hot frying pan sizzling.  The egg is dropped into the pan, where it rapidly fried.  The voiceover says “This is your… Read More

Collaborative Divorce Method Mirrors Reality, Replacing Fear With Relief

by Meredith G. Lewis, Esq.  Certified Legal Specialist-Family Law Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Lewis, Warren & Setzer, LLP For the first several years of my family law practice, I represented clients who were looking to the judicial system to make decisions regarding their children, finances and property.  These clients felt it appropriate to provide a judge who didn’t personally know… Read More

How Divorce Affects Your Health

by Craig B. Grether, Ph.D.   Clinical Psychologist, Collaborative Coach and Past-President of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego The Stress Effect Divorce ends what was supposed to be our most intimate life-long relationship. It is one of the top ten stressors on all life event stress scales, ranking close to the loss of a loved one and serving… Read More