By Tonya Graser Smith Each family embraces certain winter holiday traditions. Lighting candles. Baking cookies. Watching “A Christmas Story” or “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” The tradition we’re cultivating in the Smith household: Spending less time on screens and more time on games. Good old-fashioned board games and...

By Kate Kovats Newly separated or divorced might not sound like a recipe for a great Thanksgiving. I promise you it can be – even if you are missing family traditions or it’s the first time you won’t be with your children for the holiday. You still...

By Kate Kovats I grew up watching courtroom procedurals like “Perry Mason” and “Law and Order,” As soon as my ballerina phase ended, I set my sights on being a lawyer. Fast forward to now, I’m a practicing family law attorney, and there are a few...

By Tonya Graser Smith I’m a firm believer in vacations. It’s important to regularly take time to recharge – to disconnect from work and electronics and reconnect with yourself, friends and loved ones. Taking a break makes you better at work and home. It’s a way you...

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 It’s National Small Business Week, and here’s something many entrepreneurs need to do: divorce-proof their enterprises. Imagine, your spouse or that of one of your business partners files for divorce and stakes a claim on the company, which could be considered marital property....

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...