How To Pandemic-Proof Your Child Custody Agreements 

Over the past year, we’ve learned that custody arrangements require great flexibility to endure and protect children and parental rights during a public health emergency.

If you and your spouse are recently separated in 2021 are creating new temporary plans for custody, you are probably wondering, how does Covid-19 fit in? Read more

5 Signs Your Child Is Being Turned Against You

child being turned against youParental alienation and being rejected by your child is one of the most painful experiences a divorced parent can have. Although some kids may temporarily take sides during divorce, they usually still want a relationship with the parent they’re being mad at. 

But children of high-conflict divorces often have a hard time loving both parents, usually due to pressure from the alienating parent. How do you know if your child’s angry behavior is transitory, or an indication of deeper anger and parental alienation?

Here are 5 signs that he or she is being turned against you. Read more

Are “Britney Spears” Conservatorships Available In New Jersey?

Britney Spears Conservatorship

There is a court update in the ongoing Britney Spears conservatorship case, keeping this unusual legal arrangement in the headlines.

What’s new? In this most recent recent development, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge rejected a request from Britney’s lawyer to remove the singer’s father as conservator of her estate, despite claims that with Jamie Spears in charge, the singer felt unable to return to work.  

“My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father,” Samuel D. Ingham III, Spears’s court-appointed lawyer, told the judge, according the The Associated Press. “She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.”

Those on Jamie Spears’s side cite how well Britney’s father has managed financial and personal decisions related to his daughter, and his commitment to her well-being. The judge left the door open to consider further petitions for Jamie Spears’s removal “down the road.” A final hearing in the matter is scheduled for February 2021.

For fans of the #FreeBritney movement who believe Jamie’s role in the conservatorship is unjust, this latest news may be disconcerting. But for others struggling to make the right decision for a family member or loved one at risk, Britney’s conservatorship continuing to make headlines raises the question — what exactly is this arrangement and who can benefit from one? Read more

Introducing Your New Significant Other To Your Kids

Introducing Your New Significant Other To Your Kids

You’ve fallen in love with a new significant other and want to introduce this person to your kids. But it’s best to proceed with caution before taking this big post-divorce step. Your children need time to adjust and may not immediately share your enthusiasm for your partner, especially if the introduction isn’t handled with care. Here are some tips to make the transition as smooth – and as child-centered – as possible. Read more

Divorce: How To Tell The Kids

talking to your child about divorceBreaking the news of your divorce to your kids is one of the toughest things about splitting up. While it’s not a conversation anyone wants to have, there are steps you can follow to make the experience as child-centered as possible. Read more

How Will Mandatory COVID-19 Quarantines Affect Divorced Co-Parents? 

COVID-19 quarantine custody

You live you in New Jersey, but your ex lives in Delaware where you child has been for visitation over the past few weeks. Now your child is set to return from time with their other parent. But there’s just one problem you’ll deal to deal with first — COVID-19 quarantine.  Read more

How Will Mandatory COVID-19 Quarantines Affect Divorced Co-Parents? 

COVID-19 quarantine custody

You live you in New Jersey, but your ex lives in Delaware where you child has been for visitation over the past few weeks. Now your child is set to return from time with their other parent. But there’s just one problem you’ll deal to deal with first — COVID-19 quarantine.  Read more

4 Ways To Regain Lost Summer Parenting Time

3 Ways To Regain Lost Summer Parenting Time

The summer of 2020 is a summer like no other, and with so many cancellations, travel restrictions and continued concerns about COVID-19, your summer parenting time plans with your kids may look very different this year.

Are you missing out on time with your kids, including July 4th plans? Try these ideas for restoring lost parenting time. Read more

COVID-19: What Happens When Co-Parents Disagree About Summer Camp?

What Happens When Co-Parents Disagree About Summer Camp?

Day camps in New Jersey are allowed to open on Monday as part of the state’s phased reopening plan. This news may be welcome relief for those parents and kids eager for a return to normal summertime activities. But for other parents with heightened COVID-19 concerns, sending a child to camp for any length of time right now may seem like just too big a risk.

Are you and you ex in disagreement over whether your child should attend newly reopened camps and other summer recreation programs? Learn about your parental rights and co-parenting options… Read more

Preparing Your Coronavirus Co-Parenting Plan for the Road Ahead

coronavirus co-parenting

Based on the latest from Governor Murphy on the anticipated end for the COVID-19 lockdown, things are gradually improving in New Jersey, but we still appear to be weeks away from anything resembling a “return to normal.” 

What does this mean for divorced co-parents who have been juggling temporary changes to their child custody plans since the pandemic began? Signs point to the juggle needing to continue for now, and possibly until school starts again in the fall.

So for you and your ex, it’s a good time to check in on your COVID-19 custody and parenting time plans. Are you ready for coronavirus co-parenting for the long haul? 

As you get your game together, here are some tips and ideas for smoother co-parenting through the remainder of lockdown and beyond. Read more