Finances and Freedom: Don’t Feel Trapped by Budgeting on familyplanapp.com

Sorting Finances After Divorce: Creating a Budget

Creating a post-divorce budget can save you time, money, and stress in the future. Divorce is exhausting, and by the time it’s all said and done you may find y ...

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Walking Away: How to End or Avoid Arguments with Your Co-Parenting Partner on familyplanapp.com

Co-Parenting: How to End or Avoid Arguments

End the emotional turmoil by avoiding confrontation with your co-parent No one said that divorce would be easy. Although many people look forward to the legal dis ...

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Badmouthing Your Ex to Your Friends? Here’s How It Could Hurt You on familyplanapp.com

Badmouthing Your Ex to Your Friends? Here’s How It Could Hurt You

Language drives how we think and view the world around us. And changing how you speak about your ex-partner can change your attitude towards your co-parenting relati ...

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Can You Hear Me Now? Learn How to Actively Listen on familyplanapp.com

Co-Parenting: Exercises for Active Listening

Improve communication issues with your co-parenting partner through active listening Listening seems like a natural process; an innate sense that doesn’t need t ...

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Tips for Divorce Mediators: Communicate Your Fees with Confidence on familyplanapp.com

Tips for Divorce Mediators: Communicating Your Fees

Educating potential clients about the value a mediator provides is an important part of the cost quote process ...

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We All Lose Our Temper and Send a Harsh Email. Here’s How to Do Damage Control. on familyplanapp.com

We All Lose Our Temper—Here’s How to Apologize

Apologies come in a variety of shapes and sizes—and some of them aren't the right shape, nor the right size. If you want to make a sincere apology, here are some h ...

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How to Get Closure: Life After Divorce

Finding closure and peace of mind in the wake of a break-up Divorce is usually one of the hardest life experiences for both the separating couple and the entire f ...

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Looking at *bleeping* Mother’s Day (as a Step Parent)

May 2, 2019 | Parenting, Stepparents

I have lots of feelings about Mother’s Day. I am always blown away by how emotional I am on this day. Just to be clear, I don’t have a traumatic history with Mot ...

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Here’s why Your Marriage Wasn’t a Failure

Dominique Andersen is the founder of STRETCH+BLOOM, where she helps unfulfilled high-achieving women reinvent their lives. As a divorcee herself, she's a strong beli ...

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Co-Parenting with the Worst Kind of Ex: The Narcissist

1. How to recognize you are co-parenting with a narcissist and how to deal with one Guest blogger Alexa, from A Mommy Writes blog, wrote an article for The Family ...

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Judge’s Bench™: Why Good People Have a Bad Divorce

Save time, money, and stress by getting your divorce papers, documentation, and possessions prepared early In my mediation practice, I often encounter cases in which ...

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Fix What’s Broken: 4 Signs that You’re Co-Parenting Poorly

Avoid the pitfalls of co-parenting by recognizing the importance of collaboration and communication Raising children with someone you’ve divorced is no easy fea ...

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