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7 Time Management Tips For The Solo Parent

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Are you a busy solo parent? Here’s how to save time and stress as you care for your kids — and try to juggle all your other responsibilities! Read more

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Depression And Single Parenthood: How To Cope

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The disruption of divorce and overwhelming nature of single parenthood can give even a happy-go-lucky person a case of the blues. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s how to cope — and how to conquer — depression as a solo parent. Read more

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Can I Adopt My Grandchild?

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Grandparents caring for their grandkids is becoming more and more common these days. Most of the time, the arrangement is between family and not court ordered. But, there are situations where grandparents want to formally adopt their grandchildren. Is this possible, here in New Jersey? Read more

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3 Creative Ways to Avoid Custody Battles & Get The Time You Want With Your Kids

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When you decide to divorce and you have children, securing time with your kids through custody arrangements and parenting time plans is often the most pressing issue to resolve in your divorce — and also the most contentious. How do you know which custody options are right for your children? How do you see beyond your own hurt to make healthy decisions for your family? And how can you avoid custody battles that end up leaving everyone scarred in their wake? Read more

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What State is the Right State to File For Custody?

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Many parents know that they want to file for child custody, but some are not sure where they should file. If you are new to New Jersey or have recently moved back, you may be surprised to learn that New Jersey may not be the right state to file your custody application. Here’s how to determine where you should file.  Read more

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How To Help Your Children Handle An Unreliable Parent

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If your ex is unreliable, or completely MIA, you may know not what to say to your children. There may be information you don’t want to share because it would hurt them. Or you may not even have the answer. But you need to give your kids some kind of explanation. Here are some steps you can take to help your children cope with an unreliable parent and develop relationships with people who are good for them. Read more

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How Do I Protect My Child From Parental Alienation?

Parental Alienation is a brainwashing process in which one parent tries to undermine their child’s relationship with the co-parent. Worried that your ex might be doing more than the occasional bad-mouthing slip? Here are some signs that your kids are at risk of parental alienation (PA). Read more

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Home Alone? When Does Leaving You Kids Become Neglect?

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When parents make the decision to leave their children home unsupervised, sometimes, it’s by choice and sometimes it’s by necessity. Perhaps the parent is going next door to a friends for a short time. Or, perhaps they need to get to a job interview and can’t afford child care. When does this decision mean that the parent is neglecting their child?  Read more

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Separated? How To Protect Parenting Time With Your Kids

You have separated from your child’s other parent and since your split, your ex has been directing how and when you spend time with your child. What you can you do to protect your rights as a parent? Here’s what separated parents can do to secure their parenting time with their kids. Read more

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How To Handle Your Child’s First Post-Divorce Birthday Party

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Your child’s first post-divorce birthday can be an emotional experience for the whole family. Whether you and your ex co-host the party or plan separate events, the occasion often stirs up grief and other difficult feelings that life didn’t go the way anyone planned. No matter how you feel about your ex, you must put your grievances aside to help your child celebrate their important day. Here are some guidelines for successfully navigating this emotional minefield. Read more

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