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Beating The Winter Blues While Going Through A Divorce

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Contribution from freelance writer Jackie Edwards
Winter is here, and while most people are trying to stay warm at this time, some individuals who are dealing with a divorce may find that the gloomy weather can have an impact on their mood and well-being. Going through a divorce is tough enough as it can affect your finances, your children, and other relationships. But perhaps the hardest thing about splitting up is coping with the loneliness and (more...)

Want To Know How To Embrace The Holidays While Dealing With Your Divorce?

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If there were some simple, easy tricks wouldn’t you want to know how to embrace the holidays while dealing with your divorce?
Of course you would! After all, there is no escaping the festive spirit. It’s everywhere – in the shops, on the T.V., on the radio, at your work, in your neighborhood, at your kid’s school …
I know you might be plotting how you can skip the holidays, keep a (more...)

The Holidays and Your Children: Custody in Special Situations

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Child Custody During the Holidays
The Holiday season seems to come upon us quicker and quicker every year, and with it comes hectic schedules full of holiday parties and family gatherings. With all of the holiday cheer and places to be, it is important to follow your custody schedule.
Child Custody schedules come in all different shapes and sizes. Before making holiday plans, read over your custody order or separation agreement to avoid misunderstandings.
What documents are used to (more...)

Blended Family Holiday Tips & Tricks

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20 Dec, 2017

My warmest wishes to all of you, as I am taking some time off with my family to observe the one-year anniversary of the loss of my beloved husband, Ronald Decker (December 26, 2016).
I hope you cherish the time you have with your family and friends this holiday season, and every day after.  In the meantime please enjoy these very valuable articles for your Family’s Holiday Season.

Happy Blended Family Holidays!
How (more...)

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...)

How To Deal With Your Kids Being Away On Vacation with Your Ex-Spouse

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When you plan for vacations after your separation or divorce, it should be done with a great deal of caution. It is better to stay away from situations that may trigger conflict pretension right in front of your kids.
Here are some comforting and cool tips to explore co-parenting while a vacation is on to ensure that your kids are adequately buffered from the harsh realities of life.
You can collaborate with the other parent so that logistics can (more...)

5 Lifesaving Tips For Empaths Going Through Divorce

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Contribution from freelance writer Jackie Edwards
Life as an empath is difficult. Not only do you experience your own emotions, but you also tend to take on others’ emotions as your own. This can become particularly hard to handle when you are going through a divorce. You experience the hurt of your ex-spouse as well as family members. Many of the standard tips for dealing with life after divorce that are covered in this blog can (more...)

Is Your Divorce Costing YOU a Fortune?

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Lisa and her team hope all you Dads out there had a very happy Father’s Day! With this being the first Father’s Day for and her children since the death of her cherished husband, Ron, she carries even more empathy now for those who are separated from their parents or children; and the incredible worth of a Dad in a child’s life.
For those of you dealing with divorce, holidays like this one (more...)

Moving Out of State With Your Children

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In this video, divorce attorney Lisa Angel talks about how you can move out of state after your divorce and keep custody of your children.

Hi. I’m Lisa Angel. In this video we will talk about the laws regarding child custody and relocation in North Carolina.
When a custodial parent relocates, it can wreak havoc on the family, especially if it means the child won’t be able to spend as much time with one (more...)

Holiday Break-Up: Kristen Chose the High Road, Can You?

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Does this sound like you? Bah humbug. The holidays are here. Because my marriage is over I have nothing to look forward to and it makes me feel so sad and depressed. I wish the holidays would just be over with! Many women find the first holiday season after a divorce or a holiday break-up […]