Category: Parenting After Divorce


    Perhaps you are wondering about your rights to share custody or parenting time of a child of a same-sex relationship? This is a hot topic in Michigan right now because, as of May 2023, there is a current case before the Michigan Supreme Court dealing with that very issue.  Now that same sex couples are […]

  • Should I Consider a Nesting Agreement for Parenting Time?

    When parents physically separate, it is stressful in itself for both the father and the mother, and most especially for their children. Other than the stress of the decision to change the family structure, there is more stress involved in finding one or possibly two new homes and determining when the children will be traveling […]

  • Parental Alienation and Its Harm to Children

    Not to be confused with Parental Alienation Syndrome, parental alienation is a process used by one parent to create a negative image of the other parent in a child’s mind. The goal is to damage the relationship between the child and the other parent. Divorce or separation can lead to the use of parental alienation, […]

  • Struggling With Shared Parenting? Co Parenting Counseling May Help.

    For many parents in the greater Lansing area, getting divorced presents a whole host of challenges and new frontiers. And that’s before you deal with the issues of custody, visitation, and how best to parent your children after a divorce here in Michigan! It’s a time fraught with changes, and sometimes it’s all you can […]

  • What You Need to Know About The Michigan Supreme Court’s Parenting Time Guidelines (Pt 2)

    Hi there and welcome back to this discussion about the Michigan Supreme Court’s Parenting Time guidelines. As we explained in our previous article, our state Supreme Court compiled a very helpful and easy-to-use reference guide for divorcing parents full of sound advice and tips on how to deal with many different parenting situations. From the […]

  • What You Need to Know About The Michigan Supreme Court’s Parenting Time Guidelines (Pt 1)

    Divorcing parents in Michigan face the unenviable challenge of figuring out what kind custody agreement and parenting time schedule works best for themselves and their kids. There are a  lot of factors to consider, from work schedules to babysitting options, and it can be really tough to set your own agenda aside and focus solely […]

  • The Best Ways to Communicate With Your Co-Parent

    People without kids who get divorced tend to go their separate ways, and don’t ever have to see each other or communicate when it’s all over. But for those couples with children, getting divorced usually doesn’t mean the end of their interactions. Sharing custody means regular contact with your ex after the divorce is over, […]

  • What’s The Difference Between Parental Alienation and Estrangement?

    Chances are you’ve heard both the terms ‘estrangement’ and ‘parental alienation’. However not everyone knows what the difference is, and how it can impact your relationship with your children. So let’s take a look at what the two different terms really mean, and what you need to know if either of these are issues affecting […]

  • Christmas After Divorce: Learning to Enjoy The Holidays Without Your Kids

    One of the biggest struggles parents face after divorce, is learning to enjoy the holidays, even though their children may be with their other parent at the time. Spending the day with family is part of what makes the holidays magical, and if your custody schedule places your children with your ex during the yuletide […]

  • Four Things Alienated Parents Should NEVER do to Get Their Kids Back! (Pt 2)

    Hi there and welcome back. We’ve been talking about a very hard topic for divorcing parents to deal with – specifically, what not to do when your toxic ex is working to alienate you from your children. In the previous article we discussed why it’s so important to be strategic and careful in responding to […]