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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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Two Parenting Styles, One Mission

Your and your co-parent’s mission (“should you choose to accept it”) is to put your differences aside, compartmentalize any ill will, and raise healthy, well-adjusted children together. That’s easier said than done after divorce. If you and your co-parent are like many other divorcees, you often find yourself at odds with one another. However, you […]

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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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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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Working on Child Support After Losing a Job

Job loss doesn’t automatically free a non-custodial parent from their monthly child support payments. Additional fines and legal troubles result if the parent doesn’t amend their child support payment in the right way. So what’s a parent to do when their income doesn’t meet their financial obligations? Any co-parent who has suffered a significant change […]

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What if Your Child Wants to Live With the Other Parent?

If you’re like most parents, preserving a close relationship with your child after your divorce tops your priority list. Despite your best efforts as a parent, don’t be surprised if your child utters, whines, or outright yells something close to: “I want to go live with [insert your ex’s title here]!” How should a stressed-out, […]

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6 Tips on Being the Best Co-parenting Dad You Can Be

After a divorce, quality time with the kids is critical bonding and adjustment time for both fathers and children. Often, dads split custody with their ex-spouse and see their kids only sometimes during a week. And non-custodial fathers spend even fewer hours with their kids than their ex does. Dads, it’s essential that when your […]

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Understanding and Overcoming Parental Alienation

Divorce is hard on the entire family, most notably the children. A child can feel like the fraying rope in a harsh tug-of-war game. They might incorrectly assume that to express love to one parent is to deny love to the other. Understandably, when a child feels these deep and conflicting emotions, parents can start […]