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Marriage and separation

Marital vs. Separate Property: What You Need to Know

In marriage, it’s not just love that connects two people. There’s also sharing dreams and belongings. But when it comes to stuff like money and things you own, it’s important to know the difference between what’s shared (marital) and what’s just yours (separate). This can affect big money choices and what happens if you split […]

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How to Plan an Initial Meeting Between Your Child and New Partner

Creating a blended family can be exciting and challenging, especially when kids meet new partners. It’s like figuring out a puzzle where everyone’s feelings and needs are important. As a writer, I’ve devised ideas to make these first meetings fun and stress-free.  These ideas focus on doing some research, talking openly, and doing activities that

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Review and Modification Process: Adapting to Evolving Needs in Parental Planning

Having a well-thought-out parenting plan is crucial in the intricate dance of co-parenting. It serves as a roadmap, guiding how parents divide duties and decide what’s best for their kids. However, life is dynamic, and what worked initially may only sometimes stand the test of time.  This is where the review and modification process comes

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How to Have Effective Communication During Separation

Going through a separation is hard, especially when there are kids. One really important thing is talking and listening to each other, especially for parents and foster parents. This blog post is here to help you understand how to communicate during separation.  We’ll give you tips and ideas to ensure everyone stays connected and feels

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Co-Parenting Guide: How to Setup Safety & Emergency Contacts

Co-parenting is like a journey where moms and dads must talk and work together for their kids. One important thing many people forget is having emergency contact info for both parents. This blog discusses parents’ problems when talking to each other and why having a good emergency plan is important.  We want to help parents

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Holiday Custody Schedule: How to Create Time Between Co-Parents

In co-parenting, it’s really important to think carefully about things. One big thing to consider is planning holidays when you share time with your kids. This blog post is like a guide to help you understand this process better.  It talks about why making a holiday plan is important for getting along well with co-parents.

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A Guide to Respectful and Constructive Co-Parenting Communication

Co-parenting can be challenging, but good communication is like the anchor that keeps things steady. This blog article will cover important advice for talking well with your co-parent. Set boundaries, plan well, use technology, and focus on talking effectively.  Doing these things helps create a teamwork atmosphere for co-parenting that cares for your kids’ well-being.

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