Ex Won’t Share Kids During Holidays

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Ex-Etiquette®, runs in countless newspapers and on websites all over the world. It is written by Dr.Jann Blackstone, who specializes in child custody, divorce and stepfamily mediation. Q. My ex and I split up about four months ago and when we did, we agreed to a holiday schedule for the kids. I was to have Thanksgiving this year and she was to have Christmas. When the court papers came in the mail, both holidays were assigned to my … Read more »

5 Tips for Divorced Families This Holiday Season

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by Jamie Scrimgeour I am not going to sugar coat this. Or find some professional way of saying it. Because no matter what your role is, there are a whole lot of things about having a divorced family at Christmas time that completely, totally and utterly SUCK. Yep that’s right it sucks! The season goes by so quickly, and when you’re splitting your time there just doesn’t seem to be time for all the activities and traditions that you … Read more »

4 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Doing Things Alone During the Holidays

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by Rosemond Perdue Cranner We’ve all been there. It’s the holidays. You’re newly single and your social life is, let’s just say, a little slow. You are facing a big blank calendar. No holiday invites or family parties to keep you occupied. There’s a new movie that just came out and you’re dying to see it, but you don’t have anyone to go with. You wish you could go but you’re not comfortable going to a movie alone so … Read more »

Congratulations to Jan Gilman-Tepper!

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Jan was named the Outstanding Attorney of the Year 2015 by the Albuquerque Bar Association at the December Bar Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Sandra Morgan Little introduced Jan at the event- “Jan has also been a fantastic partner.  I have practiced with Jan every day of my 37 year practice and Bobbie Batley has been our partner for the last 13 plus years.  Jan has practiced with a grace and compassion that has allowed her clients … Read more »

Helping Your Children Get Through the Holidays

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Holiday time can be difficult, even for an intact family.  However, if you add the additional stress of a marital breakup, the difficulties can be overwhelming for children.   Here are a few tips to making the school vacation more bearable for everyone: 1.      Have a written Parenting Plan or holiday schedule.   If you are in the divorce process, it may be impossible to have a finalized and complete Parenting Plan in place by the time Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and … Read more »