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5 Tips For Co-Parents of College Students

So, your child turns eighteen and is shipped off to college. Phew, that’s easy, right? Wrong!  Anyone who has been through this process knows that the hard work has just begun. If your child is about to enter college this fall, this summer will be filled with graduation parties, back-to-school shopping, and making sure your […]

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Joint Legal Custody and Children’s Vaccinations

Generally, joint legal custody is defined as the parents’ shared right to determine how to raise a child, with specific consideration to day-to-day activities. Parents are expected to make decisions together, without the interference of a Court. Those decisions include making educational and medical decisions, such as deciding whether to pursue a particular medical treatment […]

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3 Things To Consider With Summer Vacation and Parenting Schedules

For school-aged children, summer vacation is the most important time of the year.  The weather is warm, school is out, and everyone is happy!  Or are they? Summer vacation parenting time schedules will vary depending on the schedules of the parents and the children.  Some families choose to extend the regular schedule from the school […]

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4 Tips for An Unconventional Mother’s Day Plan

Mother’s Day is an international holiday which honors all mothers and mother figures.  Here, in the United States, Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday in May.  You may think this holiday is an easy one in the parenting time context: Obviously this is one of the holidays that Mom should claim for parenting time, […]

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Let’s Talk About Lump Sum Alimony— and Celebrities

How can you get $2 million as lump sum alimony? When celebrities divorce, it makes headlines and makes questions for all of us. Dennis Quaid’s Alimony Situation Recently, Dennis Quaid agreed to pay his wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, $2 million as “lump sum alimony.”   Without knowing the details of their deal, it seems that Ms. Buffington-Quaid […]

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Is “Nesting” the Right Parenting Time Arrangement for You and Your Children?

As we know, divorce can be extremely difficult for children. The sudden drastic shift in routines and constant back and forth between their parents’ homes can leave children feeling uneasy, depressed, and exhausted.  In traditional post-separation, multi-home arrangements, children lose so much stability. They have to get used to two different beds, two different bathrooms, […]

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