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With co-parenting, it can often be difficult to separate your emotions about your ex from your relationship with your child. That being said, it is vital for a successful co-parenting arrangement, and for your child’s well being, to ensure that you avoid putting down the other parent or venting your frustrations to them. In the end, your child deserves the love of both of their parents, and they should not be brought in to arguments or...

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,...