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The Importance of Family



Posted on July 28, 2015

When a family experiences a divorce or separation, a number of changes occur. Some of these changes are huge, affecting aspects of everyday life for the entire family. Other changes might seem rather small at the onset, but they can greatly influence many other things that may come up in the future. Co-parents really have a lot to think about when creating a parenting plan. By keeping your...

Posted on July 27, 2015

Montana child custody laws might not differ much from those in other states right now, but these laws will update and change over time. For this reason, it is important to stay informed about current child custody laws in Montana.

Posted on July 21, 2015

Parenting in general is a difficult task. It isn’t exactly easy to be fully responsible for the well-being of another human. When two parents work together to raise their kids in a happy, healthy environment, the act of parenting might feel less overwhelming. Even though this might be true in some cases, it certainly isn’t the situation that many families across the nation find themselves in...

Posted on July 20, 2015

After coming to the decision to separate or divorce, parents have a lot of decisions to make. Some of the most important decisions parents must make focus on their child such as where will their child live or go to school. Many parents are able to come to these decisions on their own, while many others must enlist help from family law professionals, or even a judge, to determine how their...

Posted on July 16, 2015

Child support allows a parent to financially support their child who lives primarily or full-time with the other parent. When payments are made regularly, they tend to have a good impact on families. Research shows evidence of child support having a positive effect on a child’s well being, as well as on overall parenting after divorce. According to the National Conference of State Legislature...

Posted on July 15, 2015

Child custody laws tend to vary from state to state, even if the variations are slight. While some laws might be similar, Washington D.C. child custody laws may be somewhat different from those in other states. Before setting your agreement, familiarize yourself with these laws so that you are less likely to be caught off-guard during your custody hearing.

Posted on July 14, 2015

Divorced or separated parents know all too well that raising kids across two homes isn’t exactly easy. Communication and cooperation can help make co-parenting run smoothly overall, but for many co-parents, these two things alone can be difficult enough. When co-parents cannot find a neutral middle ground to raise their kids from, the children suffer in turn. Co-parenting after divorce...

Posted on July 7, 2015

Dating after divorce can be fun and exciting, yet there are a variety of factors that can influence this experience. Your children and your own emotions can make the idea of dating after divorce seem scary or even out of the realm of possibility. While these are important factors to consider, they don't mean that you'll never be able to have a new relationship. By being honest with yourself,...

Posted on July 2, 2015

The 4th of July is the ultimate American holiday that calls for fireworks, outdoor grilling and time spent with family and friends. Whether you're having a small family picnic or going to a big backyard bash, planning your 4th of July holiday can become complicated very quickly.

Posted on June 30, 2015

To a parent, their child is the center of the universe. Parents factor their kids into almost every decision they make, big or small. It is important that the best interests, needs and wants of a child are kept in the forefront of every parent's mind, and part of this involves recognizing that a child needs to learn certain life skills like self-discipline, patience and a regard for rules. A...