Divorce

If you've decided that it's time to part ways with your spouse, there are many things to consider: Your kids, your finances, the division of material possessions, and more. We've tapped the pros for helpful advice to cope with separation or divorce.

Co-Parenting? Here Are 4 Reasons to Appreciate That Time Without Your Kids

Not having your kids with you because of a co-parenting schedule can be difficult, especially during the pandemic. I've been doing it for three years and here's my advice on how to stay happy and sane.
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How to Co-Parent in Harmony During COVID-19, From an Ex-Couple Who Had a ‘Happy Divorce’

The coronavirus pandemic is bringing some new rules to co-parenting. As co-parents to a 16-year-old, here are our tips for navigating this new normal.
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How to Be a Great Co-Parent If You Don't Get Along With Your Ex

Even if you're not best friends with your ex, it's OK. It may not be realistic for some people. But you can still be a great parent anyway.
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6 Things to Consider When You Get Engaged After Kids

Getting engaged when you or your partner (or both) have kids can make the union a little more complicated. I know, I've been there. But don't worry, you can navigate it when knowing what to plan for.
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My Painful Divorce Only Made Me Want to Get Remarried Even More

After my troubling divorce, I had to adjust to life as a single mother to a 2-year-old daughter. It wasn't easy. But in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted to find love again and, once I did, I took the leap into a second marriage. After someone questioned why I would do it again, I felt stronger in my resolve.
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How I Navigate Long-Distance Parenting

My three children live halfway across the country with their mom, but I found a few ways to make the situation a little more bearable.
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More Divorce

Age-by-Age Guide on the Effects of Divorce on Children

Learn how to discuss divorce with your child at any age based on their understanding of the situation and the impact it will have on their life. 
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9 Rules to Make Joint Child Custody Work

Creating a peaceful shared parenting plan — that also works with everyone's schedule — is no small feat. We asked our experts for their best rules for making joint child custody work for you, your ex, and your kids.
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Being the Photographer at My Ex-Husband's Wedding Was the Best Co-Parenting Decision I've Ever Made

Seeing everyone stare, wasn’t easy. And neither was hearing the officiant introduce the new Mr. And Mrs. Shawn Gipford. But my son’s reaction at the end of the night made me realize I made the best co-parenting decision to photograph my ex's special day.