Q&A: What is the Difference Between Parallel Parenting and Co-parenting?

Parallel Parenting vs Co-parenting My understanding is that parallel parenting is a form of co-parenting but co-parenting is more than just parallel parenting. For example, coparenting could mean just joint custody and sharing both legal and physical responsibility for minor children – whether 50/50 or in any other ratio – after a divorce has occurred, and … Continue reading “Q&A: What is the Difference Between Parallel Parenting and Co-parenting?”

Quiz: Test Your Vocabulary for Custody and Child Support Terms

About this quiz: “Test Your Child Custody & Support Vocabulary” is a quiz designed by Divorce Saloon to help you better understand custody and child support issues in your divorce. It is based on the glossary for custody and support which you can find here.  With our custom designed quizzes, we test you using various variables … Continue reading “Quiz: Test Your Vocabulary for Custody and Child Support Terms”

Cheer up the Kids (post-divorce) with Marie Antoinette Cookies

Hey, sometimes good parenting for children going through their parents divorce is all about baking cookies. Victoria Magazine’s newest issue has these amazing Marie Antoinette cookies which were created by a chef in New York. How about them for the kids this weekend? Divorce is a sad time for children but maybe you can do … Continue reading “Cheer up the Kids (post-divorce) with Marie Antoinette Cookies”

Q&A: Are Parenting Classes Mandatory After Divorce?

Research has shown that there are a number of ways that parents harm their children or inappropriately trap their children in the middle of their conflicts.

Research has shown that there are a number of ways that parents harm their children or inappropriately trap their children in the middle of their conflicts.

Should a Parent lose Custody for Spanking their Child?

The following is a partial transcript of a conversation we had at Divorce Saloon about spanking and custody. The question posed is whether a parent who spanks their child should lose custody. The conversation started after Bryan K Pauly did a post on Paula Patton and Robin Thicke who are fighting over custody. Patton allegedly … Continue reading “Should a Parent lose Custody for Spanking their Child?”

Robin Thicke Spanking Allegations: Paula Patton Wants Full Custody of Julian

Robin Thicke Paula Patton Custody Fight Robin Thicke and ex wife Paula Patton custody battle heats up. She is accusing the obviously loving and devoted father of spanking their son and so she wants him banned from the little boy’s life. This is so wrong! There are so many pictures of them before they broke … Continue reading “Robin Thicke Spanking Allegations: Paula Patton Wants Full Custody of Julian”

Speaking of “Father’s Rights” I Think That Dads Are Better Custodial Parents For Boy Children

I am not a father’s rights proponent or anything like that but I do think that if there is ever a doubt, courts should give dads custody of sons. Boys need their fathers. It is a question of biology. I say this even though I don’t have children and even though I am a woman. … Continue reading “Speaking of “Father’s Rights” I Think That Dads Are Better Custodial Parents For Boy Children”

8 Gift Ideas for the Newly Divorced Guy

Men like to get presents just like women do. Isn’t that true, guys? So here is Bryan Pauly’s list of 8 cool things to give that guy who just happens to be newly divorced: Hello Sunshine Aromatherapy Spray. You can get this on amazon It is a bergamot rose spray that is designed to lift his spirits. He … Continue reading “8 Gift Ideas for the Newly Divorced Guy”

In China, to Win Custody, it is Better to Abduct the Child Then Go to Court

A recent Reuters report reveals that custody is China is a function of who physically has custody of the child at the time of the court hearing. There are no laws against child abduction in China and the law sees custody issues and abduction as a private family affair. Chinese mothers are more likely than … Continue reading “In China, to Win Custody, it is Better to Abduct the Child Then Go to Court”

Canadian Family Law Judge Rules that a dog is a dog is a piece of property; thus no “custody award”

Justice Richard Danyliuk of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan has ruled against a woman who wanted him to impose a visitation and custody order for the 3 dogs she shared with her soon to be ex husband. In a 15 page ruling, the judge explained his reluctance to go down the slippery slope … Continue reading “Canadian Family Law Judge Rules that a dog is a dog is a piece of property; thus no “custody award””

Can Angelina Jolie Legally Prevent Brad From Seeing His Kids?

Well, parents can’t just pick up and take off with the children under normal circumstances. There has to be a showing of domestic violence and abuse and usually the parent would go to court and get an order of protection or exclusive occupancy of the marital home. There has to be an urgence or emergency … Continue reading “Can Angelina Jolie Legally Prevent Brad From Seeing His Kids?”

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Custody Dispute: What Impact Does Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Have on Custody?

Under California law, it appears that domestic violence and child abuse could have a negative impact on a parent’s joint custody request. There is a presumption that if the parent perpetrated an act or violence or child abuse that he or she should not get either joint or sole custody of the children. California Family Code … Continue reading “Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Custody Dispute: What Impact Does Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Have on Custody?”

Brad and Angelina Divorce updates: Could the judge order “split” custody?

SPLIT CUSTODY FOR BRAD AND ANGELINA JOLIE’S KIDS? Angelina Jolie has asked the California family court to grant her sole physical custody of her six children with Brad Pitt and joint legal custody. That means that she and Brad will make all legal decisions affecting the children including their schooling, religion, health etc. But the … Continue reading “Brad and Angelina Divorce updates: Could the judge order “split” custody?”

Can Brad Pitt Win Joint Custody of His Kids?

WHO WILL GET CUSTODY OF BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE’S SIX KIDS? Angelina Jolie has asked the California courts for exclusive physical custody of her six children with actor Brad Pitt. Is she likely to get that? Well, it depends on what she has on video to show Brad as being a bad father. If … Continue reading “Can Brad Pitt Win Joint Custody of His Kids?”