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How To Negotiate Your Parenting Time Without Hurting Your Child

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One of the most frequent challenges with divorce is how to negotiate your parenting time without hurting your child.
Part of the problem is that the concept of shared parenting is relatively new. Many people who are getting divorced now, grew up with divorced parents and know what living in two homes is like from their own experience but, the parenting time they experienced is not the shared parenting that is more common today.
Another challenge is the language (more...)

LeToya Luckett Surprised With Wedding Proposal

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Destiny Child’s LeToya Luckett was genuinely surprised when her man proposed to her during his birthday celebration.
LeToya Luckett surprised her man with a birthday bash, but he turned it around and presented her with an engagement ring. The R&B singer’s brother caught the proposal on video, and she is speechless when entrepreneur Tommicus Walker gets on one knee to propose.  On the Instagram video, she didn’t utter the word, &(more...)

Ciara and Russell Wilson Take One-Year Wedding Anniversary To The Skies

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One year ago, Ciara and Russell Wilson said I do. Thursday, the two took the celebration to the skies.
Ciara posted an Instagram post of a video showing the couple and their two children on the balcony of a hotel watching the skies.  A ski banner arranged by Ciara flew by with an anniversary message. “Happy 1 Year Anniversary @DangeRussWilson!” wrote the 31-year-old singer. “1 Year Down… #ForeverTogether ❤️

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Meet Judge Lynn Toler At The 2017 Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

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Judge Lynn Toler returns as a special guest in the 2017 Krewe of Sant’ Yago Knight Parade in Tampa, Florida.
The Divorce Court judge and Steve Wilkos will be special guests at the annual event on Saturday, February 11 , and fans will have the opportunity to meet both television personalities during a special Meet & Greet session in Centro Ybor plaza before the parade..
Since the early 1970s, The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago (more...)

Children of Divorce Deserve Special Holiday Attention

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC
We all know the holiday season is fraught with stress, overwhelm and pressure for parents. But we are not alone. For children facing their parents’ divorce or who are experiencing their first holiday season post-divorce, this can be an especially tough time of year. So I reach out to all parents, and extended family members, who want to protect children caught in the consequences of a divorce, to be especially mindful and compassionate during (more...)

Get Protected

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Labor Day is nearly upon us and that got me wondering about the history of this holiday. As you may be aware in the mid to late 1800’s many workers in our country labored under horrendous working conditions with little pay and little say about their deplorable, unsanitary, and unsafe conditions. Even children were forced to toil away in factories and mines at half the pay of adults. It wasn’t until the workers united and (more...)

My partner’s daughter didn’t invite me to her birthday

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A woman says her partner’s family are excluding her. Mariella Frostrup says everyone is being immatureThe dilemma My partner has been divorced for four years and his two middle-aged daughters are causing problems in our relationship. For example, the younger daughter wanted only her parents and her partner at her birthday meal at a restaurant, so my partner went behind my back and lied and said it was just him at the meal. I caught him out (more...)

How To Make Sure You Enjoy Mother’s Day After Divorce

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Mother’s Day is often portrayed as another Hallmark occasion, with smiling, multi-generational, nuclear families celebrating their mothers with gifts of food, flowers and sometimes, lavish jewelry. That may not be your reality – it’s not for many mothers I know but that doesn’t mean you should just ignore this occasion. Here are some suggestions for how to make sure you enjoy Mother’s Day after divorce.
For this topic, I chatted with (more...)

Divorcing Your Spouse, Keeping Your In-Laws

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The 1940s remake of a 1927 silent film, a classic tear-jerker, called The Way of All Flesh features a main character, a bank clerk, who accidentally kills another man who robbed him of his watch, his ID, and a large sum of money that he was entrusted to carry. In the midst of a tussle, the man throws the thief under a train. The thief’s mangled body is misidentified as the main character’s because he (more...)