What if your ex doesn’t want to vaccinate the kids? 

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For many divorced parents, vaccinations are simply part of their children’s pediatric care — it’s a non-issue. But when one co-parent objects to vaccinations due to religious beliefs or vaccine safety concerns, childhood immunizations can be a heated source of conflict in divorce and beyond.

If one parent doesn’t want to vaccinate the kids, what kind of say does the other parent have?  Read more

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4 Strategies For Dealing With a Narcissist Co-Parent

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If you are divorcing a narcissist, you may find that conventional co-parenting advice doesn’t seem to apply to you. You’re bombarded with hostile emails and texts 24/7. Conversations that should be straightforward turn into World War III. Whenever the kids have a problem, your narcissist ex tells you it’s your fault. With things as hard as they are now, you can’t imagine how you’re going to survive the years until your children are adults. There is no doubt about it, dealing with a narcissist co-parent is exasperating. But rest assured, there are strategies to help you cope: Read more

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Are Vaccine Choice Rights At Risk In New Jersey? 

Have you decided not to vaccinate your child? A new New Jersey appellate court ruling could affect parental rights to say no to routine immunizations. 

Here’s what you need to know…  Read more

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Recovering From Parental Alienation Through Reunification Therapy

Parental alienation almost made you lose your kids, but you managed to pull things back from the edge of the abyss with the help of the courts. You’re relieved and you feel vindicated. You’re ready to start recovering from parental alienation. So how do you begin?

If you were the Targeted Parent who went to court and won enforced parenting time with your child, now comes the difficult process of repairing your fractured relationship. Increasingly, more courts are recognizing parental alienation as a legitimate claim and order reunification therapy to address the damage. If reunification therapy is part of your order, here’s what you can expect: Read more

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4 Tips For Explaining Your Divorce To Your Kids

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Telling your kids you’re getting a divorce is one of the toughest conversations anyone could have. How do explain to your children why you’re permanently altering their family structure? And how do you assure them that you’ll all get through it, especially when you’re feeling vulnerable? 

While there’s no easy way to break the news about your divorce, there are some guidelines to help you explain your divorce in the most child-friendly way possible. Read more

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How To Dial Down The Heat On Your High-Conflict Co-Parenting Relationship

 

Do you secretly dream of the day when your kids become adults so you no longer have to communicate with your ex? High-conflict co-parenting can be exhausting and can drain the enjoyment from raising children. Although you can’t change your ex, you can adopt strategies to change the way you relate to this person. Here are some tips for dialing down the heat on your contentious co-parenting relationship. Read more

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Why You Should Try To Co-Parent With Your Ex

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Do you find yourself critical of your ex’s parenting? Bemoan the fact that you can’t banish your former spouse from your life, because of your kids? If you let your opinions and emotions rule, you won’t be able to have an effective co-parenting relationship. Here are three reasons why you need one. Read more

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Can student loans be required to reduce parental college tuition obligations? 

When parents agree to share college costs as part of their divorce settlement, it can be at a time when their children are younger and college is still in the far-off future. 

But time marches on, and someday those same young children will be young adults getting ready for the next big step in life. As your child decides on which college or university to attend, it is time to look back at those college cost sharing agreements. Does your agreement obligate you to pay 20%, 50%, 80%, or even all of your child’s tuition? Read more

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High Net Worth Divorce: How Much Should Wealthy Parents Pay in Child Support?

How is child support calculated when you are a high net worth parent? What happens when parents disagree about the amount of support to be paid? And how do you keep contentious divorce matters like child support disputes private and away from prying eyes? Read more

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Preparing Your Kids For Your Second Marriage

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If you’re getting remarried, you may worry that your kids will have a hard time adjusting to your new spouse and step-siblings. To protect your children both emotionally and financially, it’s important to establish clear boundaries and expectations. Here are five steps to help you do that. Read more

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