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Category: Divorce

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Want to Know How to “Win” Joint Custody and Child Support in Your Divorce?

There’s something you need to know before you or your spouse contact a lawyer or file a divorce petition with the court system. Knowing this could increase your odds of getting what you want most in your divorce settlement…happy, well-adjusted kids. Not to mention, it will save you countless months, money, and migraines. If you […]

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How to Have a Financially Responsible Divorce

A divorce is stressful on many different levels: mentally, physically, emotionally, and also, financially. The help offered by your mediator or legal advisor only extends so far. You wouldn’t think to rely on your mediator for therapy, babysitting duties, or finding a new house, right? The typically complex situation of divorce calls for all kinds […]

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“I’m  Divorcing My Spouse, but Not My In-laws.”

In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to maintain close ties with your ex’s side of the family. Divorce is no longer an all-out war played out by the entire extended family. Instead, divorce is getting reframed as an arrangement that worked in the past but no longer does, and “calling it quits” doesn’t […]

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“Bird Nesting” Post Divorce

Less than a decade after actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin made “conscious uncoupling” the catchphrase of the year, there emerged a growing trend of co-parents aiming to do right by their children post-divorce. It’s called “nesting” or “bird nesting” after the way mother and father birds take turns in their nest […]

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How Divorced Parents Can Reconnect With Children When They Come Back Home

If you haven’t yet experienced your child spending a weekend or more away from you to visit their other parent, you will soon. While you may be expecting hugs and kisses when they return, you may instead find an unenthusiastic greeting, dirty laundry, and more sass than you know what to do with. If this […]

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How to Avoid Turning Co-Parenting into a Competition

Often after a divorce or separation, parents find themselves competing with one another for their children’s affection. This competition understandably stems from a place of insecurity. After all, one or both parents could still be suffering from hurt, embarrassment, and feelings of inadequacy, not to mention any number of other emotions. With their marriage broken, […]

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Why Is Co-Parenting So Hard?

Parenting isn’t easy, and co-parenting can sometimes feel downright impossible. With so much change in such a short amount of time, it can be challenging to figure out how to navigate normal everyday issues, much less the difficult decisions. Whereas two parents who were able to help each other out with the struggles of life […]

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6 Apps to Maximize Time With Your Child After Divorce

Co-parenting requires scheduling and time management skills that could trip up even the most organized parents. And the back-and-forth messaging with the co-parent during this time might be all but impossible during challenging divorce proceedings. Not to mention when sharing custody, extra time gets spent planning, documenting, messaging, documenting, scheduling, documenting, filing receipts, and did […]

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Minimize Spending Around the Holidays as a Divorced Parent

The holiday season is in full swing. For those who are recently divorced, this may be the first time managing the highs and lows of this busy time on your own. In addition to the busyness associated with the season, it’s a prime time for spending, and sometimes overspending. This may create an even more […]