coparenting

The Mindful Divorce: One (Ex) Couple Shares Practical Advice on Co-Parenting and Maintaining a Meaningful Relationship

(Spoiler alert: Co-parenting takes work. But, it really can work for you, and for your kids.) Sometimes, the most extraordinary people walk into my office. Emily came to me in 2011 for help when she and her husband, Juan, had decided to divorce. They had been married for seven years and realized that their relationship had shifted. After a long and hard-thought process, they decided that divorce would be the best option for them and for their two-year-old daughter, Clara*.…

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You Got This: A Spotify Playlist

Sometimes, the right playlist is everything. If you’ve decided that 2018 is the year you are going to pursue divorce and start the next chapter of your life, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist to lift your spirits and keep you feeling positive, motivated and ready to go the distance.

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California DIY Divorce Process

What Are the Tools in Your Emotional First-Aid Kit?

From the emotional impact of world events to the big and small life stressors of the everyday, I (and so many people I know) seem to have had it particularly rough lately. At times, it has felt like these stressors converged all at once, and that none of my own daily self-care routines felt sufficient to support me through the challenges of those days and weeks. So that’s when I turned to my emotional first aid kit. What’s an emotional…

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The Risky Business of Living Outside the (Marriage) Box

By Stan Sarkisov and Erin Levine Originally published in the September 2017 issue of San Francisco Attorney, by the Bar Association of San Francisco It’s not just your parents—California wants to see you settled down and married. The state’s laws incentivize marriage and offer hundreds of statutes that confer protection on married persons ranging from spousal support after separation, community property rights (and other laws that presume property acquired during marriage is a joint asset)  to tax perks such as the…

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