What does successful co-parenting look like after divorce?

Tips on how to make joint parenting work after separation or divorce Co-parenting after a separation can be hard. The relationship between you and your ex-partner can make parenting especially difficult. You may be concerned about financial security, child support, burned out by conflict, or worried about overcoming resentment in…

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Parenting Time and Visitation Schedules

Parenting time (occasionally referred to as visitation) can be one of the most contentious issues in family law. This is true regardless of whether the parents are divorcing or otherwise transitioning to two households. The idea of being removed from your child’s life is terrifying and crushing. The fear of…

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What Does My Child Support Pay For?

As a divorce lawyer, I spend a lot of time talking about child support. A lot. It’s a topic of confusion and contention, but it doesn’t have to be. I think a lot of the child support issues family law attorneys confront are caused by a lack of information. That…

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Hourly Rate Changes And Retainer Agreements

I’ve done a lot of writing about attorney billing practices over the years. It’s no secret that I’d like to see more transparency around attorney billing. I believe family law, as an industry, has tested, if not lost, the public’s trust regarding the cost of representation. My concerns about flat…

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What Is Discernment Counseling

I have to admit, I wasn’t familiar with discernment counseling until earlier this year. In short, discernment counseling helps couples determine whether their marriage can be saved, whether both parties want it saved, and whether divorce is necessary. I think of it as a form of couples’ therapy that helps…

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