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What Happens To The Family Pets In Divorce

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Children and money are not the only things people argue about in divorce. Pets, especially dogs, are often center stage and that means pet-owners should not make assumptions about what happens to the family pets in divorce.
Unfortunately for some people, this is not about the pet. They see the pet as a way for getting back at the STBX. For others, it truly is about two people who are both involved in the pet’s life and (more...)

Finding the Best Divorce Attorney When You’re a Divorcing Parent

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC
Choosing the best divorce lawyer for you is a major decision for anyone facing this life-altering reality. However, when you’re a parent, the decision is far more complex and significant.
In our culture divorce is looked upon as a legal battle between two parties with opposing sides. Legal battles are about “winning,” which means all effort goes toward not “losing.”
Sadly, parental divorce is more than the dissolution of (more...)

Child Custody Mediation Explained

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For cases involving a lot of friction between the separating parties regarding the custody settlement of their children, child custody mediation is the most effective approach to deal with the issues. With the help of an outside third party, the divorced parents can peacefully resolve their disagreements and reach a final mutually acceptable solution. Also, if the parents have worked out a mutual agreement, the professional mediator can assist them in devising a parenting plan which can be converted (more...)

Video: Cordell & Cordell News – July 12, 2016

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Cordell & Cordell, along with its sponsored sites Dads Divorce and Men’s Divorce, presents a news video covering the best articles from the last month.
Cordell & Cordell posted a radio appearance Executive/Managing Partner and CEO Scott Trout made on the Marc Cox Show on KFTK in St. Louis. Mr. Trout explained that while men have made progress in gaining more rights in the family court system over the past couple decades, (more...)

“Walk the Talk” with Professional Coach Deborah Mecklinger LL.B., M.S.W, A.T.C

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We all feel pain and loss when a marriage ends and we could all use some professional help to come out the other side. The CEO of a major corporation and her administrative assistant are on equal footing when it comes to the emotional fallout from a divorce. It’s how you handle that challenge that makes the difference. We all feel pain and loss when a marriage ends and we could all use some professional help (more...)

What You Need To Know About Summer, Kids And Divorce

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Summer may conjure up images of picnics, swimming pools and no homework, but those stress-free days are often the result of plans made well in advance. Planning ahead becomes even more necessary after divorce when there’s ample potential for disagreements with the ex. Those disagreements can sometimes be serious and may severely restrict what you’d like to do. So what do you need to know about summer, kids and divorce?
In this episode of my (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.
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Will You Leave A Mess When You Die After Your Divorce?

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Most people think of their divorce as complete when the court issues the decree but there’s usually still work to be done in the transition from “we to me.” If you haven’t done these six things, you will leave a mess when you die. It’ll be a mess that you never intended and one that friends and family won’t thank you for and you wouldn’t want that, (more...)

A Smart Parenting Plan Your Best Asset when Parenting After Divorce.

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While smart parenting plans make excellent tools for the family after divorce, keep them flexible so that their purpose doesn’t get lost in a maze of too rigid rules. Allow for some fluctuation and reassessments as the family ages and also experiences the day-to-day realities of their living arrangements.

How to Make a Custody Plan Work

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How to Make a Custody Plan WorkThu, 05/26/2016 - 17:28 There's a lot that goes into a custody plan. Following an everyday parenting time schedule, dividing time over the holidays, and driving the kids back and forth between homes are just a few of the things that go into making a custody plan work; however, there are many other factors involved in maintaining the plan. Sometimes, it may seem like an impossible task to (more...)