“Now I get TWO birthdays!”: The Upsides of Divorce for Kids

Penn A. Dodson

One thing we have seen time and time again when observing divorcing couples is that often while parents bicker and litigate about what the “best interests of the child” are, they don't actually pay much attention to what is important (and not important) to the kids themselves.

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“Now I get TWO birthdays!”: The Upsides of Divorce for Kids

Penn A. Dodson

One thing we have seen time and time again when observing divorcing couples is that often while parents bicker and litigate about what the “best interests of the child” are, they don't actually pay much attention to what is important (and not important) to the kids themselves.

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After divorce

Should I Get A Prenup (or Postnup)?

Penn A Dodson

Prenups get a bad rap. This is unfortunate, as many couples head to marriage without the benefit of this milestone in their relationship that can help to bring them closer today, and head off trouble in the future.

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Pre-nuptial

How Can I Afford to Get Divorced?

Penn A. Dodson

At New Leaf Family, we have re-thought the family law process from beginning to end to align with our clients’ values. We help our clients make better decisions, reduce conflict, and improve outcomes, all with a billing plan that is reasonable, predictable, and structured in a way to incentivize our client, and the New Leaf Family team to work towards the best resolutions chosen by the client.

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Divorce

How To Look On The Bright Side When Everything Seems Dark During Divorce

Penn A. Dodson

Significant life changes, including but not limited to divorce, activate our “fight or flight” responses and trigger a range of emotions, many of them very unpleasant. It’s important to address the understandable mental health aspects of this in the present. At the same time, it’s also important to start mapping out aspects of your future. It can seem daunting to think about where you’re headed when you’re in the midst of difficult times, but it is these times in particular that provide opportunities for growth like none other.

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Divorce

The Changing of Your Social Life & Community With Divorce

Penn A. Dodson

Divorce almost always means losing some, or most, of your social connections. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing! Your true friends will remain, and you have the opportunity to connect to your community … your tribe … in a way that you may have neglected during your marriage.

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After divorce