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The Importance of Family



Posted on November 24, 2015

Families who are approaching their first holiday season after a divorce or separation are likely to face a completely new experience during this familiar time of year. While this may be scary and stress-inducing to think about, it is possible for families in this situation to still have a happy holiday season. Here are five things to consider in order to make facing the holiday season after...

Posted on November 19, 2015

When made regularly and spent appropriately, child support payments can positively impact the well-being of the children they are being paid for. While this is true, there are pitfalls related to child support payment that you may find yourself running into if you are not careful. Making modifications to payments, not paying on time or confirm payments, and using inconvenient methods to make...

Posted on November 17, 2015

A separation is an emotional adjustment for any family to make. When parents make the choice to separate, the intimate aspect of their relationship may have ended, but their relationship as parents to their children remains intact. For this reason, separated parents must find ways to cultivate this new type of relationship and manage parenting apart.

Posted on November 10, 2015

With kids getting online at such an early age, it is imperative that they are taught about online safety sooner rather than later. Teaching kids about online safety will help them to be aware of the risks involved when browsing the web and how to safely enjoy the internet.

Posted on November 5, 2015

When co-parenting on a shared custody schedule, the time that you spend with your kids is precious. However, the time you do have together probably feels rather limited. Kids sometimes have a tendency to assume that the amount of time they spend with a parent is equal to how much that parent cares for and loves them. While you know this isn't exactly true, it probably does make you want to do...

Posted on November 3, 2015

The fact is that no two situations will be identical, and therefore, your family may have an experience that is quite different from that of your friends or from what you thought before. While referring to your attorney and other family law professionals will be your best bet in getting the right answers for you, there are some common parenting after divorce myths and facts that pertain to...

Posted on October 29, 2015

Being a teenager isn't easy. One's teenage years are a time of intense change both mentally and physically, and for many teens, this can be challenging to deal with. Teens and pre-teens facing the added change of their parents' separation or divorce might feel like their entire world has been shaken to its core. Even though your teen might seem independent and not in need of much attention,...

Posted on October 27, 2015

Ending any relationship is often difficult and very emotional. Paired with the legal process of a divorce, the situation can be made even more complicated. Navigating your way through the complexity of a divorce isn't something to be taken lightly, as you can easily find yourself hitting pitfalls that you must work to overcome. Divorce pitfalls can come from all angles and aspects of your...

Posted on October 22, 2015

Families experiencing a move on top of a divorce are dealing with significant life changes, and while this may be the best decision for the family as a whole, the kids might not see it that way. Moving with kids after divorce will have its challenges, but there are some things you can do to help relieve some of the confusion and stress on both yourself and your kids.

Posted on October 20, 2015

Parents talk to their kids about so many different things every day, but something they might not always think about the way that talk affects a child's development. Kids soak up knowledge from all over the place, but the time they spend hearing their parents talk is a fundamental part of their development. When kids hear their parents talking in a negative way about something, like their...