By Tonya Graser Smith My son, my first-born, started kindergarten a few weeks ago. This milestone made me reflect on Robert Fulghum’s classic essay, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” from the book by the same name. The author calls it his...

By Tonya Graser Smith Who knows best? Mom or Dad? Last month we celebrated moms with Mother’s Day, and now it’s time to honor dads with Father’s Day. Of course, we hold Mom and Dad in high esteem all year long. We believe each knows what’s best...

By Tonya Graser Smith Divorce is hard. It’s especially tough for couples who have been together for decades and celebrated major milestones in their lives. More older couples are divorcing. In fact, the divorce rate has about doubled for those 50 and older since the 1990s, according...

By Tonya Graser Smith Launching yourself back into the dating scene while you’re separated can be an immediate charge, a confidence boost. Of course, it can be scary too. This column today is for those who want to date before they are officially divorced. Two words: Be...

By Tonya Graser Smith My days revolve around family. I practice family law and tend to my own family of four. It’s funny, but when I decompress after a long day, I enjoy watching TV shows about … well, families. Every kind of family. Much-needed downtime...