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Are single dads better dads? Often, yes. Here’s why …

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I’ve heard it time and again: While they they were married, he worked a bazillion hours, rarely helped around the house, barely made time for the kids and spent any free time or money doing whatever the eff he wanted. She was overwhelmed, angry, felt abandoned and worried – and the kids felt abandoned by…

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OurFamilyWizard co-parenting app review: Cost, calendar, pros, cons

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What is Our Family Wizard? Quick answer: OurFamilyWizard (sometimes mistakenly referred to as, ‘My Family Wizard) is a co-parenting app used by tens of thousands of parents to make it easier to share a calendar and schedule, text, share documents and information and other features for better communication — that can be used in court…

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How to consolidate credit card debt – 5 legit ways

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Stop stressing about juggling multiple credit card payments you can't afford and a low credit score. Use these tools to consolidate credit card balances and be debt-free. This is a complicated subject, so I’ve put together a comprehensive list of what you need to know about getting out of credit card debt, and moving on…

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Why young guys want to date single moms? Cougar report

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Quick answers: Moms are busy and confident, and don't demand commitment like younger, single women Young guys feel like a stud if they can sexually satisfy an older woman Mommy issues (sometimes) The trend has been fast and intense: In the four years I've been dating as a single mom, there has been a steep…

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Best co-parenting apps of 2020

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Co-parenting can be overwhelming, or even toxic. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Co-parenting apps can simplify scheduling, keep everyone on track. The right app might even make co-parenting communication, schedules, activities and contacts easier and more effective.   Some single moms and dads use apps because a lawyer, judge or mediator mandated them to. But…

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🎁Celebrating Every Type of Family Everywhere🎁

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This year, you may find yourself redefining Holiday traditions or celebrating together with new or blended family roles.  

Family is whatever we create and define for ourselves – it’s loving and being loved – and being there for each other when it matters most.  Whatever your family situation, we wish you moments worth remembering.

This month we invite you and your family to enjoy our most read articles of 2019 and some classics (more...)

Holiday Shopping Tips For A Divorced Parent

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Divorce is a stressful and life-changing event that can be tough on families all year round. But as the holiday season approaches, this can bring even more tension among children and parents. Kids might be splitting time between parents, stress-levels can be higher than usual, and parents may be struggling financially.

This becomes even more apparent when it comes time for holiday shopping. The financial toll of divorce—whether it’s paying for lawyers, declaring bankruptcy, or (more...)

The Importance of Taking 5-Minutes For Yourself During Divorce

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When you get married, you are combining your entire existence with someone you love, with the hope of spending the rest of your life with them. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.

When it comes to a divorce, the smallest things can become overwhelming, but during this tolling time it’s important to remember to take time for yourself.

Focusing some time on yourself is the first step to feeling better about the situation. As we (more...)

Why Is Getting a Divorce in New York So Expensive?

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{4 minutes to read}  I am often asked by my divorce mediation clients why it costs so much to get an uncontested divorce. My answer is that the system for obtaining a divorce in New York is very, and some might say needlessly, complicated. For example, there still must be a Plaintiff (the person bringing [...]

How to Reach an Agreement in a Successful Mediation

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If you are in the midst of a divorce right now you may be considering mediation. Mediation is a common form of dispute resolution available as an alternative to the traditional court procedure. Think of mediation as an amicable negotiation with your spouse through the support of a third party referee. Mediation is quicker, cheaper, and more private than the regular divorce track, however it may not be for every couple. We have previously discussed the pros and cons (more...)