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How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake Divorced Parents Make

You’ve likely heard concerning statistics about children of divorce. They are more likely to: Display behavioral problems in and out of school Make poorer grades Suffer from depression Demonstrate aggressive behaviors Use drugs and alcohol But those statistics don’t have to be the fate of every child of divorce. Divorced parents with well-adjusted kids do […]

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The Emotional Stages of Divorce and Why You Want to Know Them

Whether you started the ball rolling to end your marriage or were blindsided by it, divorce is disruptive, to say the least. While everyone will have unique experiences and emotions during their divorce, everyone will travel through similar stages. We’ll discuss those stages below. Afterward, we’ll tell you why knowing them is so important. Divorce […]

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How Equally Shared Parenting Benefits Child and Parent

The days when courts automatically and solely “awarded” child custody to the mother in divorce cases have disappeared. Court rulings began shifting around the 1970s to include fathers, spurred by a better understanding that children need both parents to thrive. Shared Parenting And so began a decades-long drift from sole custody to shared parenting. In […]

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Co-parenting Success Milestones to Celebrate

A healthy co-parenting relationship is a lot like a fitness journey. Consistent healthy choices are critical. Setting and achieving small goals keeps you on track. Results can be slow to show at times. A lot of change happens on the inside where you can’t see it. Every bit of effort you put in compounds to […]

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Do Grandparents Have the Right to See Their Grandchild After Divorce?

Divorce doesn’t just affect the immediate family members. It also alters the lives of extended family, like grandparents. Grandparents, especially those on the father’s side, are less likely to see their grandchildren after divorce. In large part, kids who live exclusively or most of the time with their mothers spend significantly less time with their […]

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Still Venmo-ing Your Co-Parent for Child-Related Expenses? Use This Instead.

If you and a friend wanted to split the tab on a dinner bill, rideshare, or concert tickets, you would likely use a platform like Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle (maybe even Facebook or Google). These digital payment networks allow you and your friend to settle up instantly or at a future date. Want to know […]

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Business Travel and Child Custody

Business travel never rebounded after the pandemic, and it likely never will. In 2020, employers learned to keep costs low and achievements high without pricey business trips. They started relying on web-based technologies to get the jobs done. Nonetheless, business travel remains a part of life for many parents. Can your company travel schedule impact […]

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Splitting Student Loan Debt After Splitting Up

As if breaking up isn’t hard enough to do, splitting student loan debt can add another complex layer in untangling yourself from your former spouse. Many factors play a part in answering the question, “Who pays what?” Read on to learn more about the legal aspects of splitting student loans after a divorce to help […]

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How to Stay Out of Court Over Child Care Disputes

Raising kids is always a challenge—even happily married couples won’t see eye-to-eye on everything. But you don’t have to go to court when you and your ex disagree on child-related issues. In fact, the court system would rather you work out a solution without their help. Co-parenting debates clog up the judicial system and prevent […]