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PLEASE STOP SAYING BROKEN HOME by Shelia Adams Gardner Esq. Words have power. The term ‘broken home” is still commonly used to describe families with divorced or separated parents. “Broken home” is almost always a misnomer as it invalidates the child’s actual family experience to describe the parents’ legal relationship. Worse, it unfairly portends a…

Summer Co-Parenting Tips

Summer often means different timesharing schedules for co-parents than the regular school year, and comes with its own set of logistical and emotional challenges. From accommodating vacations and summer camps, it can also often mean going longer stretches without seeing your children. As a divorce lawyer and a mom who has been divorced for the…

5 WAYS TO HELP A FRIEND THROUGH DIVORCE

Just keep showing up. Even the most amicable of divorces come with stress, worry, and emotional turmoil.  And if there are contentious issues between your friend and their soon-to-be-ex divorce can be downright traumatizing. Being a good friend to someone going through a divorce can be tough to navigate.  Use these suggestions to offer them support,…

7 WAYS THE PANDEMIC WILL FOREVER CHANGE LAW PRACTICE

As painful as this crisis has been for so many, many of the changes that will emerge out of it will be for the betterment of the legal system. We are all experiencing the immediate impact of the Coronavirus crisis on our professional lives and careers. But how will this crisis impact the legal profession…

If you are considering divorce, the time to act is now.

If you are certain your marriage is beyond repair the time to act is now. There are ways that taking swift action and speaking to a family law attorney now will help your case. Alimony: Its harder to get spousal support if you have been separated for a year and getting by without support. You…

5 Ways To Help Your Children Through Divorce

This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. As both a child of divorce myself, and a mom who divorced when her kids were young, I know how deeply divorce can effect the lives of children. The most important key when helping your kids through divorce is that every child deserves…