T here are three distinct phases of separation and divorce. Move Out is the initial phase when the couple and family separate. This includes the physical separation and disconnecting emotional and financial ties. Move On is the next phase during which emotional and financial separation is complete and the new family is established. Attention must be paid to accomplishing the tasks of these first two phases to insure the final stage of Move In: creating a new family with another parent (and their family).
Click here or go to resources for parents for a flow chart of the tasks of Move Out, Move On, Move In.