Everything You Wanted To Know About Discernment Counseling

Discernment counseling is a form of counseling that assists couples with determining whether they want to pursue a divorce or reconciliation. It’s particularly useful for aligning the couple’s understanding of where the relationship is at and where it’s headed. A while ago, I asked Theresa Herring, LMFT, to explain discernment…

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Get To Know Amy Silberstein

Amy Silberstein joined Stern Perkoski Mendez in 2016 and practices exclusively in divorce and family law. As a child of divorce, Amy has a heightened understanding of the personal issues involved for both parents and children during a dissolution. Despite lending a sympathetic ear to her clients, Amy is a…

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What does successful co-parenting look like after divorce?

Tips on how to make joint parenting work after separation or divorce Co-parenting after a separation can be hard. The relationship between you and your ex-partner can make parenting especially difficult. You may be concerned about financial security, child support, burned out by conflict, or worried about overcoming resentment in…

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Parenting Time and Visitation Schedules

Parenting time (occasionally referred to as visitation) can be one of the most contentious issues in family law. This is true regardless of whether the parents are divorcing or otherwise transitioning to two households. The idea of being removed from your child’s life is terrifying and crushing. The fear of…

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What Does My Child Support Pay For?

As a divorce lawyer, I spend a lot of time talking about child support. A lot. It’s a topic of confusion and contention, but it doesn’t have to be. I think a lot of the child support issues family law attorneys confront are caused by a lack of information. That…

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