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Make your divorce easier on kids by divorcing only your spouse

Mary Jo Rapini LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
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Keep divorce from ruining the children’s (and parent's) holidays

Brad M. Micklin, Esq.
Lead attorney and managing member
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Expert advice for protecting your children during and after divorce

Rosalind Sedacca
Divorce & Parenting Coach and Founder
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Managing the effects of divorce on kids with and without disabilities

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Associate Dean & Executive Director
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Help your kids by moving on after divorce and reclaim your life

Amber Liddell Alwais
Family Law Attorney
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Ease the transition for kids between two homes after divorce

Latrice Milton
Divorce Coach & Founder, Milton Divorce Coaching
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Families in Divorce

Not only does divorce affect your children, finances, relationships and living circumstances, it also brings about extremely difficult emotions. Divorce is typically a very painful and overwhelming process for all. But ExpertBeacon can help answer your questions and provide much-needed support as you find your way through this difficult stage in life.

Make your divorce easier on kids by divorcing only your spouse

Getting a divorce is traumatic and nowhere do we see the effects of a divorce more than the children. The family is the life center for children, and when the family is threatened by divorce the children feel tugged and pulled between mom and dad.

Mary Jo Rapini LPCLicensed Professional Counselor

Mary Jo Rapini is a licensed certified intimacy/sex relationship psychotherapist in private practice. Mary Jo serves as an intimacy/sex therapist for hospitals and clinics and evaluates patients for bariatric surgery in the Houston area. She wa...

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Keep divorce from ruining the children’s (and parent's) holidays

Divorce is difficult and around the holidays, it seems particularly complicated. Think about it, the holidays are tough even for intact families. There are extra commitments and obligations, figuring out gift purchases, blending traditions and, of course, deciding where festivities will be held.

Brad M. Micklin, Esq.Lead attorney and managing member

Brad M. Micklin is an award-winning lead attorney and managing member at The Micklin Law Group. For more than 20 years, he has helped clients through some of the toughest, most emotional experiences of their lives including high conflict divorce...

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Navigating divorce while raising a child with special needs

It can be quite challenging to go through a divorce, while also raising a child with special needs. You will realize immediately that the burden of future planning, well being and protection falls squarely on your shoulders as a custodial parent. It is the daily living and ordinary moments that test your self-reliance and capacity to parent alone. When there is a child with special needs involved in a divorce, issues of child custody, visitation, support and property division are significantly more complex to negotiate.

Lili A. VasileffPresident

Lili is a pioneer in the field of divorce financial planning. Over 20 years ago, Lili launched her business to correct perceived injustices in the legal system that failed families financially in the long term. Subsequent to her own divorce and...

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Expert advice for protecting your children during and after divorce

As parents it’s our responsibility to protect our children from unnecessary emotional turmoil, distress and hurt. Divorce doesn’t have to scar your children if you take into account this important advice that focuses on safeguarding their well-being during and long after the divorce.

Rosalind SedaccaDivorce & Parenting Coach and Founder

Rosalind Sedacca, CCT is a Divorce & Parenting Coach, recognized as The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce. She is the founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network which provides valuable resources for parents who are facing, moving through or tra...

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Help your kids by moving on after divorce and reclaim your life

Divorce is one of the most life-altering events anyone can experience. However, if you take time to understand what to expect legally and give yourself permission to do what it takes to heal yourself and your children, the changes do not necessarily have to be negative.

Amber Liddell AlwaisFamily Law Attorney

Amber Liddell Alwais is a staunch advocate for clients, committed to providing highly personalized legal services in all Family Law matters. In addition to her legal practice, Amber serves as a Family Law, Probate Law and Criminal Law instructor...

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Sensitivity is vital when talking to toddlers about divorce

Because children at different ages are at varying stages of development, talking to your kids about divorce requires great sensitivity and preparation. All children need to be reassured that although their parents are divorcing, the love between a parent and a child is forever. However, the way you communicate with your child will differ according to your child's age and unique psychological stage.

Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D.Psychologist, author, lecturer, workshop leader

Dr. Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD., Psychotherapist and Author of “Befriending Your Ex After Divorce,” and “A Starving Madness:Tales of Hunger, Hope and Healing in Psychotherapy.” Practicing for over 35 years, she has appeared on Oprah, is feature...

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Creating a safe, open space is key to talking to kids about divorce

One of the most difficult aspects of separation and divorce is talking to your kids about it. How do you broach this sensitive subject with your children? The most important thing to remember is that children need to know the love between a parent and a child is forever. Although parents are divorcing each other, they need to reassure their children they will be there for them. This initial conversation sets the stage and gives parents an opportunity to create a calm, caring space where the well-being of the children is center stage.

Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D.Psychologist, author, lecturer, workshop leader

Dr. Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD., Psychotherapist and Author of “Befriending Your Ex After Divorce,” and “A Starving Madness:Tales of Hunger, Hope and Healing in Psychotherapy.” Practicing for over 35 years, she has appeared on Oprah, is feature...

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Figuring out extracurricular activities and costs with your ex

Learning how to co-parent with someone similar to your parenting style can be challenging just as it is. But it may seem impossible when you have to co-parent with someone who has an opposite parenting style—especially if you are divorced. Money and kids are a big part of the challenge, and extracurricular activities are a common area of disagreement. This article discusses the dos and don’ts of working with your ex on how to handle payment for after-school and other extracurricular activities.

Lori BarkusFamily Law Attorney

South Florida Family Law Attorney Lori Barkus has 15 years of legal experience. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Law mediator, guardian ad litem and is trained in Collaborative Family Law. She handles matters ...

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Ensure a happy and healthy future for kids by divorcing with dignity

For conscientious parents who are facing divorce, one of the first questions they ask is how do we tell our children and how should we behave post-divorce for the sake of the children? How you divorce and behave during and after the divorce affects your children for the rest of their lives. By learning how to divorce with dignity, you will contribute to your children’s happiness and healthier future.

Robin Siebold, Ph.D., LMHCPsychotherapist

Robin Siebold, Ph.D. is trained in counseling psychology and spirituality. She specializes in divorce and relationship issues, dysfunctional family systems, communication skills, codependency, parenting and most recently, collaborative law. Dr. ...

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What to do when your teenager wants to move in with your ex-spouse

Teenagers, generally speaking, are sometimes difficult to read. They are moody, change their minds often, and act out when they feel upset or as a cry for attention. So if your teenager decides he or she wants to live full-time with your ex, it can be difficult to tell the difference between expected adolescent behavior and them manipulating you in order to get what they want. However, sometimes your teenagers might actually want to live with your ex, and depending on the facts perhaps they should be allowed to.

Brenda B. ShapiroManaging Partner

Brenda B. Shapiro is a Family Law attorney and litigator. She provides legal counsel to clients on family law matters, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, access and time sharing, post-dissolution, domestic v...

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Managing the effects of divorce on kids with and without disabilities

When a couple goes through a divorce, and children are involved, the stakes and the potential conflicts are high. These stakes are even higher when one or more of the children has a disability.

While the risk of divorce levels off for neurotypical children around 8 years of age, this is not necessarily the case for children with certain developmental disabilities. The specific type of disability can affect the overall marital satisfaction of the couple and whether or not the marriage dissolves.

Ernst O. VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W.Associate Dean & Executive Director

Ernst VanBergeijk is the Associate Dean and Executive Director, at New York Institute of Technology Vocational Independence Program (VIP). The Vocational Independence Program is a U.S. Department of Education approved Comprehensive Transition an...

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Ease the transition for kids between two homes after divorce

Latrice Milton Divorce Coach & Founder, Milton Divorce Coaching Milton Divorce Coaching

After divorce, children often have a difficult time transitioning back and forth between two homes. They are often forced to pack up their belongings, say goodbye to one parent and move back to the other parent’s home. While constant moving is hard for the most seasoned traveler, it is particularly difficult on children. The following advice will help parents ease the transition for their children.

Latrice MiltonDivorce Coach & Founder, Milton Divorce Coaching

Latrice Milton is the owner and designer of Milton Divorce Coaching, Inc. a unique divorce coaching business that serves the needs of women during any stage of the divorce process - pre-divorce, during divorce and post-divorce. Milton, also the...

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Single moms have healthy social lives by managing kids' expectations

Kerri Zane Single Mom Advisor and Healthy LIving Expert Kerri Zane Enterprises

After a divorce, it is extremely common for children of all ages to fantasize that their parents will reunite and live happily ever after. But this just isn’t reality. So how can single moms manage their kids’ expectations, while also experiencing a healthy social life?

Kerri ZaneSingle Mom Advisor and Healthy LIving Expert

Kerri is an Emmy award winning, twenty-year veteran television executive producer, healthy living expert, single mom advisor, speaker, spokesperson and Amazon best selling author of “It Takes All 5: A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding the REAL One.”...

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Teenagers: You can get through your parents' divorce

Many teenagers caught in their parents' divorce feel responsible in some way for what’s happening. But it’s important to remember that separation and divorce are a result of your parents’ problems with each other, not with you, and their decision to divorce is their own.

Your parents’ divorce is likely going to be a turning point in your life, and though it may seem hard, or close to impossible, it is possible to cope and to have a good family life despite the changes that are coming your way.

Brenda B. ShapiroManaging Partner

Brenda B. Shapiro is a Family Law attorney and litigator. She provides legal counsel to clients on family law matters, including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, child custody, access and time sharing, post-dissolution, domestic v...

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