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Communication is a key to success. This could not be truer in the context of co-parenting.   Many of the challenges that co-parenting can present can be mitigated by embracing an open, honest, and civil channel of communication. Your kids look up to you, and they will drink up your words and actions like sponges. To provide the best environment and upbringing possible for your child, make sure you and the child’s other parent are on the...

This morning while walking out of the parking lot I had to pass between two large bushes. I was carrying a number of things in one arm against my chest. Approaching the bushes, I automatically moved few of the items over to my free hand. As I passed through, I realized that I would not have fit if hadn't done that. What surprised me about this realization is that I never gave it any thought. I was never aware...

Divorce is rarely an easy process for any couple or family. At best, it’s a somber and painful separation between two individuals that have mutually decided to part ways amicably. At worst, it can be nothing short of a war of wills that manifests itself in the ugliest manner possible. All too often, children find themselves in the unfortunate position of being at the mercy of their parents’ ability to develop a co-parenting plan that satiates both...

One of the first pieces of advice a family law lawyer will give you is to start keeping a log. Sometimes that's a calendar with notes, sometimes it's a journal of what has happened. Whatever form it takes, the idea is to have a record that is better than your memory. It's one thing to testify in front of a judge and tell her what's been happening, but it's something else to remember everything that you...

Coparenting can be stressful. Some stress is normal. But when worry and fear start to spread uncontrollably and infect unrelated aspects of your life, you've got a problem. It's one thing to have things in your life that cause stress. It's another to have that worry pop into your mind uninvited and make it impossible to focus on or enjoy daily life. The effects of stress are well documented and definitely scary. According to the Mayo Clinic,...