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Should Co-parents Spend Holidays Together?

Custody schedules for the holidays typically get ironed out in the divorce agreement. Conventionally, co-parents consider holiday set-ups such as: Alternating years–Example: Mom’s place for Christmas Eve and Christmas this year but Dad’s place the following year. Alternating holidays– Example: Dad gets Thanksgiving Day; Mom can have Christmas Eve; Dad can have Christmas Day, etc. […]

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7 Ways to Diminish the Effects of Divorce on Your Child

A quick internet search could probably fill you with dread concerning your child’s destiny after your divorce. Studies abound about how children of divorced parents fare worse than their counterparts in a variety of areas.. Don’t let the statistics leave you feeling frightened and hopeless, though. There are things you can do to help your […]

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Planning for Your Kids’ College After Divorce

Parents often have differing opinions about their kids’ college education: in-state versus out-of-state decisions, community college versus a university, helping your kids pay for college versus a “They’re on their own, now!” mentality. Those differences in opinion can be even more notable when the parents are divorced and have possibly moved on to start a […]

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Co-Parenting a Special-Needs Child

Raising children is rarely easy, and parenting them alone after divorce is even trickier. But what might take the cake for the trifecta of tough situations is taking care of a child with special needs after your divorce. While more challenging, it’s not impossible. With thoughtful planning and open communication, you and your co-parent can […]

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The Co-parent’s Guide to a Successful School Year

Discouraging statistics concerning kids of divorce may have you concerned about your child’s education–they receive worse grades in school and experience more behavior problems. But all hope isn’t lost, and you and your child don’t have to accept that fate. Your deliberate involvement, mindful planning, and handy co-parenting apps is how you will set your […]

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The Best Way to Co-parent Your Newborn or Infant

If your relationship with your baby’s father or mother didn’t work out, it doesn’t mean that your joint custody and child support arrangement is doomed to fail. Countless separated couples have proven they can work well together to become a great co-parenting team. The first step is to treat your relationship with your ex more […]

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The “Dos” and “Don’ts” Guide to Better Co-parenting

No relationship is 100% smooth-sailing. Co-parenting with your ex-spouse and any possible step-parents will be no different. Chances are, you and your ex-spouse’s communication with each other was less than ideal when you were together. If so, it is entirely normal and understandable that you would have your doubts about making it better now that […]

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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 […]