Category Archives for Divorce

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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Mediation For Developing A Parenting Plan

Traditional Mediation: In traditional mediation, you and your partner will come and meet with Dr. KKJ for a one day, all day mediation session. This session will be confidential and involve no notes and no court. You will be provided a summary that can be used to develop a separation agreement.Mediation Sessions:Mediation with a Twist! […]

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What Is Mediation?

What is Mediation?Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. Mediation is primarily focused upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The main goal of mediation is to open and improve communication between parties […]

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What Is Reunification Therapy?

By Kaytie Mero, M.A. and Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesReunification therapy is designed to repair parent-child relationships and help children have healthy relationships with both parents. Reunification therapy is often court-ordered due to the child refusing to spend time with one parent. Such refusal tends to occur after the parents have separated or divorced, resulting in a […]

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Divorce and Heart Disease

By Dr. Whitney WallThe emotional impacts of divorce are undeniable. Individuals going through thedivorce process report high levels of stress and experience consuming emotionssuch as guilt, sadness, fear, hopelessness, and confusion. The widely usedHolmes-Rahe Stress Inventory ranks divorce as the second most stressful lifeoccurrence – second only to the death of a spouse. Divorce inherently […]

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