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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!
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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...)

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 […]

5 Post-Divorce Disputes You Could Resolve With Mediation

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Guest post by John Butler
The decree is final and the divorced couple breathes a sigh of relief. They believe the issues are settled, the divorce is official and they are ready to get on with their lives. Then months or even years later, they are often taken aback to discover that new issues arise; unexpected circumstances bring new potential for conflict. Couples who initially hired attorneys and went to court during their divorce dread the cost, time and (more...)

Recognizing Child-Centered Divorce Month in January: An interview with Rosalind Sedacca

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What is International Child-Centered Divorce Month?
ICCD Month is dedicated to alerting parents about the effects of divorce on children – and how to prevent emotional and psychological damage to children during and after a divorce.
January is International Child-Centered Divorce Month
In recognition of International Child-Centered Divorce Month divorce experts around the world will be providing free ebooks, video programs, coaching services, teleseminars and other gifts to divorcing and divorced or separated parents throughout January.
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How To Love The Holidays…Even During Divorce

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For many of us, the holidays can feel dark, lonely, and stressful—especially if we are going through or recovering from divorce. And instead of looking forward to the beautiful decorations, the smell of baking pies, and holiday songs on the radio, we instead may feel triggered by sadness.
Moving on from divorce does not mean that we cannot enjoy the holidays. In fact, we can even make them better than ever before when we remember the following.
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Worthy’s Single Mom Holiday Gift Guide

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If you’re like me, you still have gift shopping to do so I wanted to share this Gift Guide for single mom’s from Worthy.com. I love the ideas in this guide … of course, I’m a little biased because Worthy asked me for my suggestions. In addition to my suggestions, there are wonderful recommendations from Emma Johnson, founder of WealthySingleMommy, Vikki Zieglar, star  of Bravo TV’s “Untying (more...)