When being a single parent is better than marriage

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At first when Julia's husband told her he wasn't going to counseling anymore and he wanted a divorce, she begged him to stay. He left and five months later when he said he wanted to be with her, Julia said no, she'd rather be a single parent. I asked her why she changed her mind. Here's Julia: I had a lot of time to review what life had been like married to him and even dating him. There was … [Continue reading...]

Counseling doesn’t come with a guarantee

Today, I'd like to introduce you to Julia, a lady whose story reminds me of the role played by Julia Roberts in the 1991 thriller, Sleeping With the Enemy. Her story starts out like a fairy-tale. Julia and her husband met when they were toddlers together in a summer daycare program. They went to the same high school but didn't start dating until she was a junior in college and he was a senior. … [Continue reading...]

Wildflower Women’s Foundation

In my last post, I introduced you to Leslie Matthews who explained why she believes it's imperative to use a divorce attorney in certain situations, and especially Katrina's child custody battle.The dilemma of course, is coming up with the money for a retainer which may be as much as $5,000. Today, I'd like to introduce you to a remarkable lady, Joan Rogliano who's working on a solution to that … [Continue reading...]

When an attorney is imperative

Katrina's situation really bothers me. How is that when a person seems to be most in need of help, there is no help? Could/should she be representing herself in this custody battle? Was she being realistic being her own divorce attorney? I called Leslie Matthews, managing partner with the Denver-based law firm of Matthews & Matthews which specializes in family law and I outlined Katrina's … [Continue reading...]

Week In Review

This has been a tough week for me - got some kind of cold virus that really knocked me out, as in having to stay in bed and call in sick to work. That hardly ever happens.  I still sound awful but thankfully I'm feeling much better although other people are telling me it's taken them a week to ten days to recover. I'm looking forward to a quiet, relaxing weekend. From my travels around the web … [Continue reading...]

Being your own divorce attorney

Wrapping up this series on Katrina, topping off all of Katrina's issues is that fact that she has no divorce attorney to represent her in her child custody battle and divorce and her unemployed status means she's not able to afford an attorney either. Here's Katrina: [contemplate1] I don’t have a divorce attorney right now. I’m representing myself. My last attorney committed ethical violations … [Continue reading...]

Down and Out of Work

We all know how strong a mother's love for her child is and Katrina's determination to fight for shared custody of her daughter demonstrates that. But how does a court look at someone who is unable to find employment? If you can't find employment and have few financial resources, how do you find stable, safe living accommodations and how do you get food? Katrina's an educated, smart woman and yet … [Continue reading...]