Custody, the holidays, and good mental health

There’s never a good time to go through a divorce or custody case, but probably one of the most difficult times to do so is during the holiday season. Though I think it’s true that most families fall into a rhythm over time with their parenting plans, there’s also a season of life where it’s…

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Holiday Custody and Visitation

At the root of most custody disputes is fear. The fear that you won’t be able to be the kind of parent you always wished you’d be. The fear that a court order, or a custody agreement, would prevent you from having the kind of relationship with and time with the child that you envisioned,…

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What is a parenting plan?

In terms of vocabulary, there are all sorts of things that we say when it comes to custody and visitation that may seem new to you. I’ve written extensively on legal and physical custody, the different types (primary, shared, and split), coparenting, parenting education seminars, and many other topics related to custody and visitation that…

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Celebrating Holidays When You’re Separated

Well, it’s officially November, which means that the holidays are literally right around the corner. For most people, it’s a pretty joyful, exciting time – looking forward to some extra time off of work, watching the Thanksgiving Day parade in your pajamas, enjoying Christmas breakfast with the extended fam, avoiding that annual family drama or…

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Custody Issues: Back to School Drama

Back to school often raises a whole host of issues for parents who are separated or divorced. Really, any time there’s a big change with the kids, it can pose issues for separated or divorced parents, but I feel like back to school is often one of those points that, year after year, we run…

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Handling Holiday Custody and Visitation

Things always get more difficult around the holidays.  People who are thinking about divorce don’t really tend to take action at this point; for the most part, they keep it together for their families through the holiday season.  But for the people who have an existing divorce or custody case, it tends to become more…

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Holiday Custody and Visitation

It may be too soon to say it out loud, but it’s been awhile since the pumpkin spice flavored things started popping up in stores, so, to me at least, that really only means one thing. The holidays are coming. I love the holidays. Most people do. It’s a time of togetherness with friends and…

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