5 Simple Steps to Keep the Holidays Special for your Children After Divorce

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Holidays are often filled with joy and excitement for children but can also be a source of pain and sadness when the family is no longer together. Navigating two households during the holidays requires adults to put their own feelings aside and focus on the children first. Here are five simple steps to assist in keeping the holidays special for everyone involved. Start new traditions – This is a big one. This is an opportunity to … Read more »

Communicating With 3rd Parties About Your Case

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Family law cases can be stressful, and it is extremely common to vent about such frustrations to family members, friends, significant others, co-workers, etcetera. However, we would recommend that you exercise caution, and remember the following before doing so: Your communications are not protected under the attorney-client privilege. Only communications between you and your lawyer are privileged. This means the opposing party could call the person you communicated with as an adverse witness against you. They could … Read more »

Dating before Your Divorce is Finalized

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It happened. You or your spouse decided it is time to go your separate ways and you are ready to move on.  You suddenly realize you have so much to do now.  Time to update your Facebook relationship status, change your profile picture create a bumble account, swipe left and right for hours on end, and go out with your friends to mingle.  I mean why you shouldn’t date since the paperwork is already started? The … Read more »

Tips for Anger Management During Divorce

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Anger between divorcing couples can derail settlement attempts.  It also may hinder the development of good parenting plans for the children.  The following link by Jane Zatylny provides excellent tips for managing anger during divorce.   http://www.divorcemag.com/articles/coping-with-divorce-related-anger Ms. Zatylny’s tips are useful guidelines to apply. COPING WITH DIVORCE-RELATED ANGER From Jane Zatylny Here’s some advice about coping with your own and your ex-spouse’s divorce-related anger. If You are Angry Write it out. Work through your … 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 »

A Guardian Ad Litem Argues for the Child

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By Lisa A. Torraco-Visiting assistant professor of law-UNM School of Law Child custody cases take a toll on all people involved. This is especially true with children. There are ways to shelter children from the pains of battling parents and court fights. Of course one way is to keep the children as far from the legal proceedings as possible. This, of course, is more easily said than done. Courts and legislators recognize that children, especially young children, should not … 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 Carolin Lehmann 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 put down their … Read more »

How to Co-Parent With Style and Grace

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by Michela Montgomery Whether you’re newly divorced or have been on your own for a while, there is one constant; co-parenting is hard. I doesn’t matter if you’re ex is June Cleaver or Bette Davis. The fact is that raising kids is hard enough, and now you have the added bonus of seven degrees of separation to the mix. However, by following a few simple rules of thumb, you can improve your relationship with your ex (and your kids) and … Read more »

Confessions of a Part-Time Mom

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Divorce and shared custody suits me, and it suits my kids, too. I am far more able to be present knowing that, sooner or later, I get to be absent. By Lara Bazelon from the AAML Weekly Eblast I know how I am supposed to feel about my divorced-parent reality. A good mother would be devastated to lose thousands of dinner-bath-bedtime-story evenings. A good mother would be heartsick to wake up alone. Deprived of her children full time, a good … Read more »

How do you keep a family together after a divorce?

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By Samantha Shanley from the AAML Weekly Eblast For years, I was under the impression that my husband and I had cultivated the near-perfect marriage, the two of us like His and Her Majesty, presiding over an enviable life. I wasn’t the only one who saw it so plainly. “You two are in your prime!” my uncle remarked last winter, echoing what many who knew us must have been thinking, too. I grinned back at him, but inside I … Read more »