co-parenting

Relocating with Child Custody in Mind

Moving out after a relationship ends is sometimes inevitable. Even though it is typically a good idea to remain in a shared home throughout the divorce or break up process, in certain circumstances, leaving the residence may be best for you and your family. If you find yourself forced to move into a new home, […]

Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Ex In-Laws

The first few holidays after a divorce or separation are often awkward for the former couple and their family members. Between running errands, preparing for visitors, and dealing with routine tasks, it is not unusual for relatives to take the place of a parent when the time for visitation comes around. Even if you do […]

Advantages to Working with Your Spouse to Create a Custody Agreement

The majority of custody disputes viewed in movies, television shows, and books feature angry couples playing a legal tug of war over their children. While it is true that custody often becomes contentious as both parents work to find ways to spend more time with their mutual children, it is also true that custody resolution […]

Why Sharing a Holiday is Not a Bad Idea

When you and your former spouse are going through your divorce, the idea of spending any special occasions together in the future can seem unbearable. While it is true that some couples remain unable to engage in anything other than very basic communication after a divorce, it is possible to establish an amicable relationship. Even […]

Tips for Preparing for Thanksgiving Visitations

The holiday season is stressful under normal circumstances, but during or immediately following the end of a relationship, holidays can become problematic. A former couple with children must find a way to navigate major holidays like Thanksgiving while adhering to their court ordered schedule. Since holiday visitation schedules often alternate, keeping track of which parent […]

Ways an Ex-Partner can Use Your Children Against You

Shielding children from physical and emotional harm is the primary concern of most parents who are going through a difficult separation or divorce. Finding ways to co-parent effectively and keeping your children from becoming too involved in the situation are two of the most difficult parts of divorcing with kids. Unfortunately, not all parents place […]

Advice for Co-Parenting with Someone You Dislike

Immediately following a bitter divorce, it is possible that you will thoroughly dislike your former partner. A contentious custody battle and fighting over child support often make it hard for a former couple to see eye to eye or even communicate in an effective manner. Unfortunately, once the custody agreement becomes a court order, a […]

Avoiding Second Marriage Ceremony Disasters

The decision to remarry following a divorce has become more popular over the years. While multiple marriages no longer carry the stigma they once did, they do create some logistical problems that a couple may have to overcome. Even if the relationship is uneventful, it is a good idea to spend time discussing and preparing […]

Common Blended Family Growing Pains

Combining two families has brought happiness and completion into the lives of many people by creating a cohesive family unit. However, these ideal blended families rarely start out smoothly.  Multiple people adjusting to sharing a space, learning each other’s routines, and combining parenting styles is difficult to adjust to. Even though most expect there to […]

Tips for Handling Shared Medical Expenses Disputes

During a divorce, parents are often concerned about their child’s mental and emotional well-being. Numerous studies have shown that divorce can have a serious effect on a child’s behavior and esteem. Unfortunately, many parents who are concerned about their child’s emotional health and behavior do not prepare for handling their child’s physical health in the […]