Category Archives for Divorce

Parental Alienation, Parent-Child Contact Problems, and Gatekeeping

The concept of parental alienation has been the subject of much controversy in the mental health and legal fields, and related concepts, such as gatekeeping, are often poorly understood.

Johnston and Sullivan (2020) noted that controversy over parental alienation has lasted over three decades, and the concept has managed to remain a “complaint du jour” in high-conflict family court disputes.

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Child-First Strategies For Divorce, Custody, and Coparenting

CLINICAL BEST PRACTICES FOR HIGH-CONFLICT FAMILIES By Lisa Foss, MA, LCMHCAFirst, it is important to acknowledge the extremely difficult and stressful process parents go through in the separation, divorce, and custody process.  Divorce is MOST often not a simple separation of two partners but rather an emotional ending of an intimate relationship, a legal change […]

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Infidelity Revealed

Did You Know???Couples who constantly argue about trust are at a higher risk for infidelity.Contrary to what many believe, infidelity is not just about opportunity. Opportunity paired with weakened self-control leads to infidelity.Men’s acts of infidelity are strongly influenced by their own characteristics, rather than the characteristics of their spouse.Women’s acts of infidelity are typically […]

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Is Your Marriage On The Brink? Can It Be Saved?

If you or your spouse are considering divorce, but are not completely sure that’s the best path, there is a new opportunity called Discernment Counseling. It’s a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your marriage.It will help you:Gain clarity and confidence about what steps to take with your […]

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Parenting After Divorce

Divorce creates many obstacles that can leave both parties feeling defeated. For those with children, none may feel more trying (or important) than the challenges that come with co-parenting. Before making any co-parenting decisions, it is important to prepare for opposing opinions. Most likely, the same differences that stressed your marriage will manifest as you work […]

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Collaborative Law

The Intersection of Family Law and Psychology:  New Roles for PsychologistsBy Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesInteracting with the legal system, during one of the most stressful times in your life, can be traumatizing. Collaborative law seeks to change all that. Collaborative law was developed in 1990 by attorney Stuart G. Webb. He was tired of dealing with […]

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Navigating Child Custody

Making Wise Choices During DivorceIt’s hard to decide the best way to settle issues regarding your children when going through a divorce. KKJ Forensic and Psychological Services offers many options to help you decide.MediationMediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of […]

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