Howdy Partner!

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We could not be more excited to announce that Randy W. Powers, Jr. is now a partner at our Firm.  “Partner” is a big word and means different things to different people.  Our founding partners, Jan Gilman-Tepper and Sandra Morgan Little, have exemplified that partnership at our Firm means an alignment of core values with a trusted collaborator.  In many traditional Firms, there is a “partnership track” that generally encompasses factors affecting the business end of … Read more »

8 Tips for Successful Legal Representation

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Here are 8 tips we share with our clients for making their legal representation successful. Active involvement by the client and an understanding of how he or she can help or hinder the process is key to the ultimate success of the representation. YOUR GOALS – Jot down your goals and send them to your attorney.  As your case progresses, it’s important for you and your attorney to be mindful of them as you make decisions about the … Read more »

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 »