Life After Divorce: How to learn from others… As Told by Leslie

Life after divorce is, at times, viewed as terrifying due mostly to the unknown of what is to come. Where will I live, and what will I do? Who will I become? Truthfully the only way to shake this fear is to take a hands-on approach to plan your future and make the unknown familiar. It is often easier said than done, but with the help of others can be less challenging than perceived.  To…


Pod Schools and How to Join… As Told by Leslie, a Roundup

With the school year already underway for some and nearing for others, many parents find themselves disillusioned by last Spring’s virtual learning experience and are looking for an alternative. While the government’s proposal of in-person learning at traditional institutions appears to be a controversial choice, the idea of “pod schooling” has peaked and is viewed more favorably among care-givers and educators alike. Pod schools, a group of three to 10 students under the instruction of a…


Handling an Unexpected Divorce… What You Need to Know

Handling an unexpected divorce can be a harrowing experience. While things between you and your spouse may not have been perfect, you weren’t expecting to be served with divorce papers, now what? Identify the paperwork First, do not panic. Look at the papers and see if your spouse filed with a Summons and Complaint or just a Summons with Notice, regardless look at the end of the document served or on the face of the…


Custody, Shared Custody and the Coronavirus… As Told by Leslie

Navigating the custody or shared custody amidst the coronavirus can be tricky. Are you prepared for the second wave of lockdowns and quarantines? The first wave of lockdowns and quarantines led many divorced couples to deal with the unexpected issues arising out of their otherwise successful custody arrangements. Depending on the custody agreement, the unexpected coronavirus pandemic could have had a significant impact on either arrangement. Perhaps your arrangement is traditional, with one parent having…


Ask Leslie: Is life partnership the key to a successful marriage? 

DEAR LESLIE,  With the Smiths in the headlines recently, I’m wondering is a life partnership the key to a successful marriage, but most importantly, what does a life partnership look like to today’s couple? –  Asking for a friend Dear Asking for a Friend.., Firstly, I want to applaud Will and Jada Pinkett Smith for their successful marriage, life partnership, and willingness to be brutally honest with each other as to what works and what…

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