Virtual Visitation Opens Doors with Children

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The attorneys at Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley recognize the importance of close, regular contact with loved ones even when far away.  “The good news is that modern technology, in the form of virtual parenting time, offers at least a partial solution to the problem of long-distance parenting.”  The following article shares great tips on how to keep fun connections with your kids even from a distance. When You Can’t Be There in Person Virtual visitation can … Read more »

Thinking Of Divorcing? Read This First

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by Robert S. Blair Jr.-is a board-certified specialist in family law in North Carolina You’re angry as hell at the spouse you thought you knew. You want to hire the meanest, toughest SOB divorce lawyer you can find and exact the retribution you deserve by going to court. How could a judge not agree that your spouse is a complete (insert description here) and side with you on all issues? After all, you’re the one who’s being fair and … Read more »

5 Pieces Of Parenting Advice To Help Children Adjust Post-Divorce

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by Joshua Stern, Contributor to The Huffington Post Divorce Now that you’re divorced, you may be wondering how your role as a parent must change. The truth is it doesn’t need to change much if at all. Instead, you now need to consider your parental role in light of the new relationship you have with your ex as co-parents, and how each of you can make your children’s adjustment to your divorce as seamless as possible. It may mean not … Read more »

Surviving Emotionally While Divorcing A Narcissist

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by Cathy Meyer-Divorce Support Expert Are you emotionally equipped to survive divorcing a narcissist? Divorcing a narcissist takes a lot of stamina! Narcissistic behavior is one of the character traps Dr. Mark Banschick explains in his article on Malignant Divorce. According to Dr. Banschick, “the narcissist is completely self-serving and selfish.” So, how do you get through a divorce unscathed if your spouse is narcissistic? In some situations, a divorcing couple is made up of one narcissist and one reasonable … Read more »

7 Issues All Co-Parents Face And How To Overcome Them

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Your attitude about the situation is the one thing that’s completely in your control. by Caroline Lehman-Huffington Post Divorce Co-parenting is no walk in the park. Disagreements about discipline, schedules and bed times can unravel even the most level-headed parent ― and when kids play their parents against one another, all hell threatens to break loose. Below, experts share the issues that come up most frequently for co-parents and how to manage them. 1. Talking badly about the other parent. “When you … Read more »

The Pros and Cons of a Co-Parenting Coordinator

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by Kathryn Dickerson and Alan Plevy-from the Huffington Post Divorce Tensions can run high when former spouses have to work together and oftentimes, divorced couples feel like they are no longer allies. Yet, when they have children, there are numerous decisions that the divorced couple needs to make together. Enter professional decision makers, also known as co-parenting coordinators. A co-parenting coordinator is a neutral third party who serves a divorced or separated couple as a decision maker and a … Read more »

Considering Divorce? You Need an Exit Plan!

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by Nancy Fagan-Murphy, a mediator and divorce planning specialist It might seem jaded, but getting pre-divorce advice and planning for an eventual split is a practical step to take when you know your marriage is doomed. If you’re considering leaving your spouse, you need a solid exit plan. More than fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce. And if that isn’t bad enough, women are the hardest hit as a result. In fact, most women are in a worse place financially … Read more »

Why It’s Really Bad To Compare Your Divorce To Other Divorces

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Jackie Pilossoph, Divorced Girl Smiling I can’t remember who it was, but someone once said to me, “There are five people who will determine what happens in your divorce:” the couple, the two lawyers, and the judge. The best way to explain this is to offer examples. If you get a judge who is traditional, he or she might make decisions that will benefit the woman in the divorce. If the judge tends to have a soft spot for … Read more »

2016 Best Lawyers Designation

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The law firm of Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley are listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers listing. What makes this list the “go-to” guide? Two reasons: one, lawyers are not required to pay a fee for a basic listing in the guide; two, inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® is based entirely on confidential peer review. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients … Read more »

Five Tips to Survive Your Child’s College Application Process

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by Bobbie Batley from the AAML August Newsletter Hi there!  I am writing this in the midst of a weekend of shopping for dorm supplies for my oldest daughter, Kali.  She will be leaving New Mexico to attend Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in just a few weeks.  I could not decide what to write about and she suggested this topic.  We survived the college application process…now on to the next adventure! 1. Remember that you have already been … Read more »