Co-Parenting Tips

There are few things more frustrating than trying to co-parent with someone you genuinely dislike (I will not go as far as hate, because how can you hate someone who is responsible for your children being here).  The reality is that no matter how much you do not like your ex, how much it frustrates you that they are not doing their fair share, you need to work on co-parenting if it is at all possible.   There are some valid complaints … Continued

The Single Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

One of the selling points that I often hear parents tell their kids about the upside of divorce is that they will be getting two Christmases. In theory, that is great news. In reality, it sucks. The holidays are already stressful, everyone has plans, and there is nothing worse than having to keep checking the clock to see when you have to gather up the kids and go meet your ex somewhere. Your kids don’t want to go, you rush … Continued

3 Key Child Custody & Support Factors to Consider

Child custody and child support are extremely sensitive issues in a divorce, and rightly so. If you are getting a divorce and children are involved, here are three key considerations you need to make as you move through the process. 1. It’s Not About “Winning” Your Child Custody Case Many parents go into a child custody case looking to “win;” however, it’s important to remember that children are not really a “prize.” Missouri judges agree on this and no longer … Continued

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