April 2016

Someone in handcuffs

Dependency and Incarcerated Parents by Randall Enlow

Incarcerated parents have an especially difficult time maintaining a meaningful role in their dependency cases for many reasons, including:

·             DSHS often has little to no information on the parent, including their name and basic whereabouts. They often rely on the other parent for t…

Tips for Successful Co-parenting

Paternity leave – diapers, bonding and being a good husband…..

If you don’t already know anecdotally, cursory Googling will show how working parents in the U.S. face a bleak picture for parental leave. While new mothers generally don’t get enough time off, new fathers get even less so, if any. When my son was born last year most of my family and friends had …

Most Divorces Started by Women

Can Divorce Make you a Better Mom? A Better Dad?

The choice to divorce in a non-adversarial way can be faster, cheaper, easier, and demonstrate a sanity and family stability to the children.  Whether you call it collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce, conscious uncoupling, or just amicable co-parenting – I like to call it “acting like grown…