Step parenting is not for the faint of heart. Its pleasures are nuanced and hard to recognize. Its pains are not so subtle. Step parenting is about supporting your spouse in being the best parent they can be to his or her children. Step-parenting is about biting your tongue, smiling through tears and being the…Read more »
There really is nothing more difficult than preparing for a Family Court hearing while at the same time trying to settle the same case. Settlement is about bridge-building. Going to court burns every bridge you’ve ever built. Settlement is about forgiveness. Court is about dredging up every hurt, every hardship, every resentment and every insult,…Read more »
Cooperative Co-Parenting during the Holidays-Insuring Your Children Experience the Joy of the Season! Every family celebrates the holidays differently, enjoying unique family traditions that establish some of the strongest and most cherished memories our children have. This is why the holidays can be a tough…Read more »
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Is a “Child-Centered Divorce” an Oxymoron or a Realistic Goal? By Annabel Murray and Stacy Fukuhara-Barclay Published in the the October, 2009 issue of Hawaii Parent Magazine We have all heard about divorcing or separating couples locked in constant litigation over the custody of their children. Money is no object in their quest for victory, vindication,…Read more »
Family Court litigation is hard on kids. Its hard on parents too, but its especially hard on kids. After 20 years of working in the Family Court system, I still have a hard time figuring out how to make Family Court a less painful process for children and their parents. Judges, attorneys and child advocates…Read more »