About Us

Hi my name is Rick Nischalke. You might be asking what makes the divorce advice I provide “expert advice”?  My wife Barbara and I have been working together to help families that have been involved in high conflict divorces since January of 2008.

I was in a difficult marriage for 11 ½ years. We divorced in 1997. During a custody battle that ensued 2 years later I lost everything. Including all contact with my sons. They were ages 4 & 7 at the time. As you can imagine, I was emotionally and financially devastated. I was angry and totally disillusioned with my experience in the family court system. I was so naïve that I thought that I had rights that couldn’t be violated, and that the truth would matter in court. I was dead wrong.

Because of what had happened to my sons and me, my wife and I co-founded an organization in 2008 called Keeping Families Connected. Our goal was to provide others with resources to help them successfully navigate through every facet of divorce, including divorce court. Much to our surprise, the response we received was overwhelming! My experience was not an isolated incident. What happened to me was all too common. We have been visited by families from all 50 states of the United States, but additionally by families from more than 175 countries as well. We average 2,000 – 3,000 visitors to our site every month. In the process of helping these families we have learned what works best and what doesn’t work at all in the divorce process, both in and out of court. We have also worked with our church for many years leading a DivorceCare program. These sessions are designed to help people going through a divorce and to fully recover and heal from the effects of their divorce when it is finalized.

Helping all of these families and individuals through the years has taught us many valuable lessons. Our mission now is to help others avoid making fatal mistakes that can cost them their life savings, their children and all hope. If you’re looking for practical and effective advice to help you though your divorce you have come to the right place.