Category Archives for Divorce

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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A Team Approach To Reunification Therapy

By Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesReunification therapy is often ordered in situations where allegations of abuse are inconclusive. While there are no standards for how to conduct the actual therapy, there are guidelines regarding the best practices for the structure of reunification therapy. As the keystone of the intervention, the court order should specify: (1) the goals […]

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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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Close-Up Talk Radio: Episode 2

Dr. Kuzyszyn-Jones was interviewed for the show “Close-Up Talk Radio”.  You can listen to Part 2 of the interview by clicking the play button above.       Here is Part 1.You can also listen at the blogtalkradio.com site if you prefer.  Durham, NC – Americans are divorcing at alarming rates. Indeed, nearly half of all marriages […]

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Close-Up Talk Radio: Episode 1

Dr. Kuzyszyn-Jones was interviewed for the show “Close-Up Talk Radio”.  You can listen to part 1 of the interview by clicking the play button above.       Here is Part 2.You can also listen at the blogtalkradio.com site if you prefer.  Durham, NC – Americans are divorcing at alarming rates. Indeed, nearly half of all marriages will […]

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