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Should I stay or should I go now?

I’m no longer in love with my fiance and I’m not sure how I should proceed. The complicating factor is our children. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2014 - 28 answers

Resources to help parents to support children during a divorce

What are some good resources for helping a parent to support a young child, while that parent is getting divorced? [more inside]
posted by life moves pretty fast on Oct 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Books for kids about divorce

My friend is getting a divorce, and doesn't know how to talk to her two young daughters (3 and 4) about it. Are there any books that have helped others in a similar situation? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jul 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Boyfriend? What's a boyfriend?

How to introduce boyfriend to son after a divorce. Personal experiences as the girlfriend, boyfriend, or the child? Advice? [more inside]
posted by youdontmakefriendswithsalad on Jan 15, 2013 - 19 answers

Things are bad.

Our marriage is crumbling, and it's taking me with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2012 - 29 answers

Family Lawltimore

Can you recommend a family lawyer in Baltimore? [more inside]
posted by kroshka on Aug 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Kicked Out of Her Own Apartment

Does an ex-wife in Oklahoma have the right to evict my friend from her boyfriend's house on the weekends when his kids visit? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on Jul 1, 2012 - 14 answers

My friend is in crisis. What can I do?

My friend is in extreme crisis after his wife of seven years left him completely out of the blue. I'm not sure what to do to help him. Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead on Jun 8, 2012 - 19 answers

Empathic Vancouver, BC family lawyer?

Please help me find an empathic Vancouver, BC area family lawyer. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Apr 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Dating after Divorce - Children Intros?

DivorceFilter Colorado: I have been told that there are guidelines for introducing children of a previous marriage to your a new romantic interest. [more inside]
posted by TauLepton on Mar 11, 2012 - 11 answers

My ex-wife is not rational.

Is it illegal to post photos of children on the Internet without both their parent's permission? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Feb 27, 2012 - 30 answers

What's in a name? Should I allow my son's surname to be changed?

Should I allow my son’s mother to change his surname? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 - 66 answers

My boyfriend's son has major tantrums and it is stressing us all out. Help!

My boyfriend's son's behavior is stressing everyone out. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 - 25 answers

How can a father leave his family yet remain a father?

This is not going to be pretty. I need to know if there is any way for me to maintain a life with my children if I cannot maintain one with my wife. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2011 - 91 answers

Baby making

Baby making with a man who was previously married and has young children of his own. [more inside]
posted by i_wear_boots on Dec 22, 2011 - 16 answers

Life after divorce - with kids.

I'm in the throes of a divorce. I have an 8 year old girl. I've met someone else - how best to integrate two people with young kids...more details below... [more inside]
posted by nicktf on Jul 8, 2011 - 15 answers

In a new relationship, she has a daughter who is not comfortable with the divorce ...

In a new relationship, she has a daughter who is not comfortable with the divorce ... [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Feb 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Two homes and some distance?

My partner and I are ontemplating separation and I am thinking of moving several towns over. I have read stories of parents separating and the benefits of the two homes being close as in a few blocks. But what should I know about making it work for myself and my kid when the homes are further apart? I would like to hear positive advice from parents and kids who have negotiated two homes with a little distance between them . Were their plusses to this distance to balance out the minuses? How did you make it work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2010 - 14 answers

How can I help my three kids adjust to my plans to move in with my girlfriend?

How can I help my three kids adjust to my plans to move in with my girlfriend? Specifically, how important is alone time with dad? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Fair Exemptions

Can we split the tax exemptions by giving one parent two children (exemptions) in odd years, one child (exemption) in even years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2010 - 9 answers

How to talk to a friend who is considering leaving her husband

My friend has asked me to have a conversation with her about whether she should leave her husband for a new man. I have a strong view: should I tell her and can I do so in a way that is constructive? What else should I consider about the content and format of what I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 27 answers

Should two divorced women and their kids move in together?

Is it a good idea for two divorced women and our (total of three) little kids to move in together for safety, companionship and financial savings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2010 - 22 answers

Choose Your Own Custody Schedule Adventure

Should we let our child choose the terms of his joint custody? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 16 answers

How to smooth step-childen (sort of) co-habitation?

Not the brady branch: I live in a household with my child and my boyfriend and his two children. We both have our respective children 4 days of the week (split custody with ex-spouses).... even though his kids live here more than with their mother - they do not think of it as "home" which is starting to unnerve me in many ways.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 - 42 answers

My ex just married someone I'm worried about. Kids.

My ex just married someone I am worried about. He got out of jail this week, and has a history of meth use. There are two young children involved. [more inside]
posted by Invoke on Jan 5, 2010 - 50 answers

"Fathers be good to your daughters / Daughters will love like you do"

Found long lost dad - now what? [more inside]
posted by rmm on Nov 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Someone reassure me that I will indeed get joint custody....

Someone reassure me that I will indeed get joint custody.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I live nextdoor after a divorce?

Divorce is a possibility...how close can I really live after the split? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2009 - 27 answers

How can I ease the pain for my kids?

So, I'm getting divorced. I have 2 daughters, who I'm kinda terrified to tell. I'm hoping Ask.Me might be able to provide some tips. [more inside]
posted by Richat on Apr 2, 2009 - 27 answers

How much extra child support does he need to give?

My new husband has an ex-wife and daughter who live in Colorado. They've been divorced a long time, not exactly on "friendly" terms, but certainly civil, for their daughter's sake. Recently, the kid's grades have been slipping (she's in 8th grade) and Mom decided she needed some tutoring. She signed her up for $10,000 worth of tutoring, without telling my husband in advance, then turned around and demanded half the tuition from him. My husband pays child support, has never been late, even though he's currently unemployed. He told her he couldn't afford $5,000 and even if he could, he doesn't think he should have to pay since she didn't consult him in advance or discuss the matter with him. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this kind of thing. Does he have to pay her?
posted by redhaired_girl on Mar 31, 2009 - 21 answers

To sow or not to sow is the question

Marriage Madness: Is it better to be single or to waste away in a bad marriage? (long, but uniquely personal details inside) [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Feb 16, 2009 - 61 answers

The hardest thing I've ever had to do.

[Relationship/divorce Filter] Long story, short list of questions inside. [more inside]
posted by TheDukeofLancaster on Dec 4, 2008 - 35 answers

How to include new significant other

How much to include new girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by MiffyCLB on Oct 13, 2008 - 28 answers

What prize should my friend keep his eye on?

If your parents divorced when you were a kid, how do you now wish they'd handled it? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Aug 12, 2008 - 25 answers

Is it right to divorce a depressed spouse?

Is it right to divorce a depressed spouse? [more inside]
posted by UtterlyDrained on Dec 4, 2007 - 60 answers

How do you explain divorce to an eight-year-old?

I'm at University and far removed from home geographically. My parents are planning on getting divorced soon and anyone semi-observant would've seen this coming years and years ago. Both wonderful people, both wholly incompatible. So what can I/they do for my adorably clueless, naive, 8-year old sister who still has no idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2007 - 14 answers

IANAL Divorcefilter (please hope me)

My marriage of ~10yrs is on the ropes. My wife is suing for divorce, and (among other less important things) wants full custody of our beautiful youngsters (ages >4 and <10). There's more inside, but here are my specific questions: 1) I have reason to believe she is having an affair. Does her alleged adultery, if proven, give me any leverage with regards to custody? 2) What other ethical ways are there to ensure I at least get joint physical and legal custodianship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2007 - 29 answers

flickr snafu.

What does the rulebook say about posting pictures of a minor whose parents are divorced? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2007 - 37 answers

Friend behaving "badly"...

How to handle friend's choices when you don't approve? [more inside]
posted by MiffyCLB on May 30, 2007 - 24 answers

How do I best get acquainted with my boyfriend's kids?

How do I best get acquainted, and develop a good relationship, with my boyfriends' kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

I have been in a troubled marriage for so long, I have lost perspective on how bad it may or may not be. Outside opinions welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2006 - 62 answers

Single-Parent woes

SingleParentFilter: I am a single dad with primary custody of my son. His mother has a live in boyfriend who she met and moved out for while we were still married. I am having trouble dealing with my feelings towards this man as I see him becoming a bigger part of my son's life. What are strategies I should know? [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy on Dec 6, 2005 - 42 answers

Can we save our marriage from my past infidelities?

DivorceFilter: I've revealed some past infidelity (going on for at least five years with a number of men) to my husband and, being an engineer, he's googling the situation to try and find people that have gone through the same thing and kept their marriage together. He's looking for statistics/probability of marriage survival. He's only found people that have split up and are now bitching about their exs on boards. We're in couples therapy, I'm in individual therapy, he's getting some treatment but both of us have this "is it best to cut our losses?" feeling. There is a small child, a cute dog and an expensive house in the mix, besides a marriage now in its tenth year. Anyone have any ray of hope? Or, if not, advice on being friends and keeping this from damaging the elementary school-aged child?
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2005 - 55 answers

Is there anything I can do to keep my soon to be ex wife from leaving town?

The wife and I are probably breaking up. We've been together for a few years for the benefit of one kid, and another one is due this month. The problem - her family is on one coast, mine is on another. We are near mine. I'm concerned that she might just pack up and take our kids.

Is there anything I can do to keep her from leaving town? We've just bought a house, and I have no job prospects if I have to follow her to be with my kids. She hasn't worked in years, and we're here primarily to make a good living. If she leaves, I feel she will find a way to use this against me.
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2005 - 21 answers

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