Six Questions Most People Ask About Co-Parenting After Divorce

February 5, 2016

— Rachel K. Miller, Attorney at Law, Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC The divorce is final.  You are no longer husband and wife.  Is your relationship finished?  If you have children, absolutely not!  You and your former spouse will be connected for the rest of your lives.  Your relationship will continue indefinitely.  One of the most difficult […]

Texting at Night Affects Teens’ Sleep, Academic Performance

January 28, 2016

Article by: Patti Verbanas of Rutgers See the original article at Can’t stop texting? If you’re a teenager, it may be to blame for falling grades and increased yawning in school, according to a new Rutgers study. The study, published in the Journal of Child Neurology, is the first of its kind to link nighttime instant […]

Happy New Year? You’ve Got to be Kidding

January 20, 2016

The first year following a divorce presents numerous challenges for the newly divorced. It is especially difficult for divorced parents to navigate that first holiday season.  Not only do family members have to deal with the typical holiday stressors (family demands and financial strain), but also face changing long-standing traditions, shuttling children between two households […]

Is the Psychotherapist in your Case Forensically Informed?

December 30, 2015

You are trying a case. The opposing counsel has Dr. Freud, psychotherapist, on the stand. In the examination of Dr. Freud, your colleague asks, “How often have you seen the teenage child of this divorcing couple for individual psychotherapy?” He responds, “One time a week for a year.” The attorney follows up, “How often have […]

What Do Mental Health Professionals Need from Family Attorneys?

December 20, 2015

Mental health professionals walk a very tight ethical rope in dealing with clients who are divorcing or going through divorce related litigation. Because of the potential ethical dilemmas, mental health providers need attorneys to understand these binds, respect them, and do everything they can not to blur them. Without question, the number one request that […]

Computer-Generated Psychological Test Interpretation

November 30, 2015

Computer-generated interpretation of psychological tests has exploded over the past ten years. Unfortunately, the idea that a computer is giving an objective interpretation is as false as saying that if something is on the internet, it must be true. The publishers of the psychological tests use mathematical algorithms to generate interpretive statements. The problems with […]

Visitation Refusal: Realistic Response, Allied, or Alienation

November 15, 2015

You have all had cases wherein a child of divorce refuses to visit or have meaningful contact with one parent. Sometimes the reasons are obvious. (Perhaps the child is the victim of abuse.) Other times there doesn’t appear to be a logical reason for refusing visitation. Too often, the parents provide conflicting explanations for the […]

Coparenting After Divorce: Easier Said Than Done

October 30, 2015

Co-parenting while in a healthy and successful marriage has its challenges and is certainly a difficult task. Now add in the correlates involved in many divorces (e.g. unhealthy communication patterns, anger, frustration, revenge, and living in two separate homes) and you have a situation ripe for dysfunction. Divorcing parents hear from their attorneys, judges, therapists, […]

Two Dads or Two Moms: Gay and Lesbian Parents

September 30, 2015

Gay and lesbian parents have increased exponentially as more and more homosexual individuals and couples are choosing to have children. According to Gates, et al, in 2007 more than 1 in 3 lesbians have adopted or given birth to a child while 1 in 6 gay men have fathered or adopted a child. At the […]