Buying a Home as a Single Parent

Buying a home can be challenging at the best of times. Buying a home as a single parent, especially after a divorce, can be a daunting experience with its own set of challenges. After all, there are so many steps, tasks, and requirements, and you may be anxious about making an expensive mistake. The person […]

Stay away from STILL people

The dictionary defines STILL as remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary: to stand still, free from sound or noise, as a place or persons; hushed; free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil. However, there are also the STILL people. People who are are still making excuses; still not taking responsibility; still complaining; still angry; […]

LOCKDOWN

Well, I know that for the many parents who have reached out to me since the Lockdown, it means feeling at a loss dealing with their children being at home all the time.   For some parents it means juggling a normal day’s work from  home, for others it means having absolutely no respite from […]

Happy New Now!

This time of year, all we hear and read are: New Year, New Me Leave the past behind New beginning This was a tough year, may the new one be kinder … Then we repeat these exact same thoughts the next year. Sounds familiar? To set out a future goal, it has to begin with […]

Parenting Plan – cont.

For many divorcing/separating parents, a Parenting Plan is a document that completes the divorce or separation agreement and sets some markers for their co-parenting relationship. While it states the obvious on getting parents to agree on the sharing of the children, it also outlines some finer details necessary to raise children together while being apart. […]

Be on the same page.

I am often being approached by one parent enquiring on what their rights are regarding a Parenting Plan, because their co-parent’s lawyer is sending them a Parenting Plan that must be signed by a certain date. This is nothing short of bullying. A parenting plan is first and foremost a document developed, negotiated and agreed […]

Child Maintenance

Legally, both parents have an obligation and responsibility to support their children. This financial responsibility includes both direct and indirect costs such as education, medical, food, transport, clothing and accommodation. Child maintenance is then calculated bearing in mind the parents’ financial situations as well as the realistic needs of the child. The Maintenance Act creates […]

The Blueprint Challenge

So, I don’t usually jump on internet trends and fuel up with my own 2 cents and I certainly was not going to do it with the Momo Challenge! However, an article from KAREN HOPE BLACHER made me choose to act otherwise for the only reason that it is a brilliant article which actually offers […]

Parental Alienation

Everyone, by now, is familiar with the term Parental Alienation. I am not going to write about what is Parental Alienation. The subject has been widely documented as it is. What I want to write about is how to prevent it. Whether it is deemed illegal or categorised as a mental illness is not going […]