A Lesson on Parenting: To Honor A Mockingbird

Good post. That is heartbreaking, to know that the parents desperately wanted to reconnect with ...more

A Change in Circumstance: Modification of a Child Support Order

Crazy Days Sometimes my very spirited, stubborn, minds-of-their-own Darling Boys drive me crazy. Absolutely crazy....more

The "Financial Abortion" Option for Men

I learned about "financial abortions" -- an upfront statement from a guy to his partner that says he doesn't want a kid and therefore, if she gets knocked up, she can't hold him financially responsible -- in an article that made me slap my head. ...more
"The flip side of the coin is how does this actually help anyone but irresponsible men?" One can ...more


  I'LL BE DAMN, IF I LET HIM BREAK ME DOWN! Seriously, this is ridiculous!  I'll be damn, if I let a man break me down! He's trying though, for real!  He stopped making my car payment, a week before payment was due....more

Pay Equity is the Starting Point

Achieving equal pay for equitable work seems like a reasonable goal, and yet, should women finally arrive at parity in salary, we will still have a long way to go to realize true equality. As a divorced mother of 2 teenage daughters, and their legally designated primary custodial parent, the economics of raising children go far beyond simple pay equity.  ...more

Getting Child Support

Recently I have been assigned my first court date to gain child support for my daughter, S. Her 'Father', whom I lovingly refer to as "The Sperm Donor" hasn't seen or asked about S in about 5 months. He didn't even ask to see her at Thanksgiving or Christmas and her First Birthday is this month. ...more

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time.  Who is representing you in court?  The state does ...more

I spent the day in 'hell' yesterday, better known as Family Court

Now I am a very positive person.  I meditate, find the silver lining in most situations, and take good care of myself.  So when I entered the 3rd floor of the family court building yesterday, it was not long before I felt assaulted by the negative energy that permeates the air. ...more

The saddest part of the situation you describe is that all of these relationships started ...more

What I have in common with Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley, like many of us attempting to get divorced, was the victim of a system that dramatically increases the financial and emotional cost of an already painful experience.  When I was going through my divorce, I remember a court psychologist stating that the “emotional trauma of divorce is second only to the death of a loved one.”  ...more

“emotional trauma of divorce is second only to the death of a loved one.”    I ...more