Co-parenting tips

Holiday Advice for Divorced Parents

If this is your first holiday season since your divorce, it may be particularly tough on you. Feelings of loneliness and longing may begin to set in – and that’s perfectly normal. The most important thing is that you allow yourself to feel whatever emotions arise and know…

Divorce Support for the Entire Family

At Start Over Smart Divorce Solutions, we embrace a positive mindset and offer guidance for you and your family through all phases of this life transition. With consultation services and our book, 37 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My Divorce, we can help you put the right…

Ensuring Your Child is Safe With the Sitter

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s likely that your schedule is starting to fill up with holiday parties, shopping plans and all else that comes with this time of year. However, since much of these events require you to spend time away from home, you’ll probably…

Dealing With a Bitter or Unreasonable Ex Spouse

Maintaining a peaceful relationship with your ex spouse takes hard work and does not just happen overnight. As the two of you are likely co-parenting your children, having trust in and respect for each other is still something you want to achieve. To alleviate some tensions that might…

Being the Best Single Parent You Can Be

We’re faced with challenges everyday. Some big, some small, some – just different. If you are a parent, mom or dad, learning to cope with life as a single parent, you may be looking for some answers. Here are some helpful hints for becoming the best single parent you…

Inviting Your Ex Trick-or-Treating This Halloween Shouldn’t Be Scary

Trick or treat? Mom or dad? Perhaps you can give your children the opportunity to spend their favorite holiday with both parents. Here’s a few reasons it’s actually a good idea: Aids in co-parenting skills. After all, practice makes perfect – and what better time to give it…

Keeping Your Children in the Equation

It’s no surprise that a painful breakup can negatively impact your ability to communicate with an ex-husband or wife. At the end of the day, however, a certain level of healthy communication must be attained, especially if children are in the mix. When we resent the idea of…

Planning For College – What Divorcing Parents Should Know

Now that school is in full swing, chances are your high school seniors are scheduling college visits and starting to look at college application criteria and deadlines. One thing they may not be looking at however is the price tag. For divorcing parents, figuring out how to handle…

Support Through Divorce – Upcoming Support Groups & Seminars

We so often hear… “I don’t even know where to begin!” or “ Where can I meet other divorced people, because my married friends just don’t understand what I am going through…” This is why we have decided to offer informational seminars and support groups devoted to helping…

Making Joint Child Custody Work

Coordinating schedules, shuffling kids between houses, splitting up the holidays – shared custody can be taxing on you, your ex, and your children. To make the situation more manageable, we wanted to provide some guidelines to ensure your joint custody agreement works: Keep your feelings separate from the…