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Navigating a Parenting Plan: Child Visitation Schedules for Parents

Parenting can be challenging when parents aren’t together. Figuring out a plan for when kids will be with each parent is essential.  In this guide, we’ll talk about common ways parents handle this, different schedules for visiting, what works for kids of different ages, tips for deciding together, usual plans people go for, how to […]

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Co-Parenting Arrangements: Striking a Balance Between Rights and Responsibilities

Child custody is a severe part of family law, where we determine parents’ rights and duties for their kids. Understanding the kinds of child custody is important to make smart choices focusing on what’s best for the child. In this blog, we’ll talk about the different types of child custody, like legal and physical custody,

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Counter Parenting: How to Heal from a Narcissistic and Coercive Partner

Sharing parenthood with a former partner exhibiting egocentric traits often unveils a distressing strategy known as counter parenting. This tactic, wielded by narcissistic caregivers, extends coercive control even after separation, aiming to assert dominance and satisfy their constant need for validation.  Though recognized as a form of parental neglect by certain family courts, legal systems

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What to Do When Your Co-Parenting Partner is Exhibiting Narcissistic Traits

Co-parenting, a collaborative parenting arrangement for individuals living apart, poses inherent challenges, even in amicable circumstances. The complexity intensifies when co-parenting with someone demonstrating narcissistic traits or living with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), affecting approximately 6.2% of U.S. adults. Alexander Burgemeester, a neuropsychologist and founder of The Narcissistic Life, explains that NPD involves an inflated

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Step-Parent Rights in Divorced Families: Roles and Responsibilities

Divorce often reshapes family dynamics, introducing the challenge of blending households and navigating the rights and responsibilities of step-parents. In the midst of this complex landscape, understanding the legal and emotional dimensions of a step-parent’s role is crucial. While laws vary across jurisdictions, several fundamental rights and considerations can help guide step-parents in their role

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Examining the Unfairness in Child Support Obligations

Child support, a system designed to ensure the well-being of children across two households post-separation, often sparks debates about its fairness. The premise is noble: to equalize living standards between households for the sake of the children involved. Yet, the stark reality paints a different picture, leaving many questioning the system’s efficacy and fairness. Visit

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Child Custody: What to Know for Out-of-State and International Travel

Traveling post-divorce can be a labyrinth of legal considerations, especially when it involves crossing state or international borders. Understanding the necessary notices and permissions required for such journeys is crucial to ensure a smooth and stress-free travel experience. When it comes to out-of-state and international travel after a divorce, there are specific protocols and precautions

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Top 7 Co-Parenting Communication Apps

Co-parenting, while fulfilling, can also present its fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to communication. Fortunately, the digital age has brought forth a multitude of apps designed specifically to streamline and enhance communication between co-parents. These apps offer a range of features to facilitate scheduling, sharing important information, and fostering healthy communication. Let’s

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Navigating Separation With An Alcoholic Partner

Navigating divorce and separation can be an incredibly challenging and emotionally draining experience, especially when dealing with a partner who struggles with alcoholism. The process of untangling lives and emotions is already complex, but when compounded by addiction, it can become even more difficult to navigate. Here are some insights and guidance on how to

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