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Mediation: The New Norm for Divorce During Social Distancing

September 11th, 2020 by mjp-admin

In the midst of COVID-19 our world is rapidly changing. Social distancing has become important to reduce the speed of the virus’ spread. Tensions are high in quarantined households as close quarters can exacerbate relationship issues that were tolerable under “normal” circumstances. How can you tell whether quarantine has caused your unhappiness, or there are more significant relationship issues at the root of your discontentment?

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Preparing for Divorce: How to Tell Your Family and In-Laws About Your Divorce

July 14th, 2020 by mjp-admin

Are you preparing for divorce? When is the best time to tell loved ones and how do you break the news? Learn how to tell your family about a divorce here.

Dealing with a divorce is an extremely trying and stressful time for all parties involved.

If you’re
preparing for a divorce, how and when should you tell your family and loved
ones about the unfortunate news?

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How to Get Divorced Without “Going Broke or Feeling Screwed”

April 8th, 2020 by mjp-admin

Sometimes during the divorce
process, couples have nuanced issues that require expertise beyond my scope. To
help them, I have a team of trusted colleagues who I rely on to guide clients
through financial or emotional struggles. During this blog series, I have asked
members of my team to come up with some important tips to help divorcing
couples during the process.

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3 Research Conclusions You Should Know About Divorce and Children

November 26th, 2019 by mjp-admin

Here is the truth you need to put front and center in your brain now and forever: 

Conflict between you and your spouse is poison for your child. 

Years of research across multiple disciplines have found this to be indisputable. But while conflict is poisonous to children, that isn’t to say divorce is poison. We have known for a long time that divorce is difficult for children because the trauma of having a parent leave feeds the fear of parental abandonment.  Read more…

Children’s Tools for Self-Esteem and Well-Being While Parents Divorce

September 26th, 2019 by mjp-admin

Through divorce, your ultimate focus is to not allow your children to become the real causalities. If children feel compelled through the immaturity of their divorcing parents to either choose a side or are forced to feel protective of one parent over the other, then the responsibility for the children’s heightened current distress and even potential future trauma falls solely upon the parents themselves.

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Parents’ Best Behavioral Strategies In Co-Parenting A Divorce Decision

September 26th, 2019 by mjp-admin

The most crucial change any married couple can make in their most intimate relationship is the decision to divorce.

I have addressed how to create a script for the news of the divorce to help you most thoroughly and thoughtfully prepare in advance to reveal this devastating news to your children. Always remember that both parents share equal billing in the starring roles of this drama– and it’s important to know when,

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