Monday, November 22, 2010

Why Can't Everyone Just Get Along?!?

Well, I have certainly had one of those days that where you start out the day thinking it's going to be an easy day, but then rapidly turns into a busy and stressful day.  Why?  Because people who have children together, but are no longer in a relationship, have a difficult time getting along.  This is certainly not a jab at people in these situations, as its completely understandable that it would be difficult for two people who were formerly involved in a romantic relationship or even married have a difficult time talking, relating, and working with one another after the breakup.  However, where there are children involved, it is necessary for the parents to talk, relate, and work with each other for the benefit of the child.

That's why I was so happy when I stumbled across the blog of a colleague in Illinois, who also practices family law, that discussed these types of issues.  This article provides an overview of the topic of getting along with a former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.  As Kristy points out in that article, there are resources out there, including on,,, and a variety of other websites and books, to help people learn how to get along with and relate to their former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.

So remember, it's important for the sake of your children (as well as to make sure that you don't spend their college funds on attorney fees) to try to work out issues with the other parent, if possible.  And then, if you and the other parent are really not able to work out the issue, take it to your attorney for assistance and possibly new ideas.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Answers to Questions on

I have answered questions on a variety of topics on, and thought that I would share those answers here.  I hope that you find them helpful.

The History of Veteran's Day

I received the link to this article in a list serve that I subscribe to.  It was new information to me, as I didn't know why our country began celebrating Veteran's Day or why it is always on November 11th, rather than on a Friday or Monday.  I hope that you will read the article and learn a little more about why we celebrate this holiday.

Happy Veteran's Day to those who have served, those who currently serve, as well as to their families!  Thank you for ensuring that America remains the symbol of freedom for the world to see.