Co-parenting with a high-conflict ex is challenging even in the best of times, but many are finding the task to be exponentially harder during the COVID-19 emergency. Wondering what to do if your co-parent is not communicating? Or communicating in ways that are adding to your stress levels? Here are some quick tips for how co-parents can collaborate during the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more
When a couple decides to separate, and they have children, it’s always a good idea to draw up a temporary custody plan.
Temporary child custody spells out where the couple’s children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent in the period before the couple’s divorce, or the couple’s reconciliation.
But here is where COVID-19 enters the picture, and if you are a separated parent, where you need to watch out that you are not about to make a huge mistake. Read more
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic unfolds, many in New Jersey are working from home, facing quarantines and self-isolation, and encountering a high level of disruption to their daily activities; for individuals experiencing domestic violence, this public health situation can expose additional dangers and risks.
Are you experiencing domestic violence and concerned about how to go about getting help during this difficult time? Here is what you need to know now about how to file for a temporary restraining order (TRO).
[Please be advised that due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 situation in New Jersey, we will update this blog with any new procedures that can affect domestic violence procedures.] Read more
As a parent, you’re concerned about coronavirus and want to do everything possible to safeguard your kids — and yourself — from this fast spreading health risk. But as a divorced co-parent, you’ve also got the added pressure of needing to coordinate COVID-19 precautionary measures with your ex.
Could COVID-19 disrupt your custody plans? When is it not safe for your kids to travel to see their other parent? What about international custody? We’ve been fielding a lot of calls from parents this week with urgent questions about coronavirus and its impact on custody. We have gathered a few of these questions and answers in this blog. We’ll be adding more as information on the virus changes. Read more
New Jersey has declared a state of emergency over coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact in the state. If you are considering a divorce, or have a divorce case currently progressing through the New Jersey court system, you are probably wondering what happens next? Are the courts still open? What should you do?
Here are some information to help you safeguard yourself: Read more
Concerns that New Jersey may soon see a widespread outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has school districts throughout the state preparing for emergency closures that could last weeks or even months. If you are a divorced parent following your school year parenting time schedule, you are probably wondering how a prolonged school closure could affect your time with your kids.
Should you and your ex take time now to get your own emergency custody plan in place to cover any worst case scenarios? Read more
Parenting with a high-conflict ex can be crazy-making , but there are steps you can take to keep yourself sane so you can be the best parent you can be. Here are 10 strategies for success: Read more
Before Millenials walk down the aisle to say “I do,” many in this age 23-38 generation are making a detour to their lawyer’s office to first say, “I want a prenup.” Read more
Your teen just spent the weekend with you, and you noticed they didn’t eat much. You chalk it up to the end of winter blahs. But then during your next parenting time weekend, and the one after that, the pattern repeats and you see your child visibly losing weight and becoming more and more withdrawn.
Has your teen developed an eating disorder? Read more
Forcing children to “take sides” in divorce can cause long-lasting psychological damage. As studies consistently show, rates of anxiety and depression are higher in children of divorce with high-conflict co-parents. On the flip side, the lower the conflict between co-parents, the better kids are able to thrive. Here’s why — plus 5 helpful co-parenting tips for making sure your kids don’t have to choose sides. Read more
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