In the best of circumstances, divorce is difficult. It is right near the top on the stress scale. But it doesn’t have to be a disaster. There are ways to keep the stress manageable and make the process aimiable. One of those ways is to enter into the Collaborative Divorce process.
The Child Parent Security Act (CPSA) which took effect on February 15, 2021 is a groundbreaking law that substantially impacts LGBTQIA family building. Queer family formation is diverse and always evolving but the law has been slow to reflect the realities of our lives and to protect our families. The CPSA
New York’s new Child Parent Security Act (CPSA) comes into effect in February 2021. The CPSA updates New York’s parenting law in many ways, including legalizing compensated gestational surrogacy. First, definitions: A surrogate is pregnant without the intention of being a parent, with an embryo implanted in their uterus to carry
With the drastic changes in our day-to-day lives from the pandemic and social distancing, many families are experiencing anxiety, confusion, and exacerbation of existing conflicts. Many separated co-parents are finding themselves suddenly having to renegotiate their parenting time, work through differing risk assessments, and collaborate in new and unfamiliar ways to
Welcome to 2020! The last decade included some groundbreaking victories for the Queer community-specifically concerning marriage equality. LGBTQ marriages are unique because many long-term relationships existed prior to marriage equality and so the inception of a committed relationship can predate the legal marriage by years and even decades. When couples say
In families where there are two mothers, it is important to understand that they are both equal parents, regardless of who gave birth to the child. Of course, carrying a child for nine months is a bonding process and the woman who gives birth feels very connected to her child. However,