Back to School Tips for Co-Parents

Perhaps no other time of the year requires excellent co-parenting skills than back-to-school. New schedules, teachers, classrooms, and after school activities can be a challenge for anyone, but especially co-parents. Follow these tips for a smooth transition from summer to fall, and avoid making things harder on yourself than they need to be. 1. Split…

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AVOID THESE COMMON MISTAKES DURING DIVORCE

Divorce is hard, don’t make it harder on yourself by falling into these common traps. To err is human, but so is the ability to learn from those errors. Here are the top mistakes I see again and again, and how to avoid them. 1. Making decisions based on your emotions Acting out of anger,…

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5 Keys to an Amicable Divorce

You don’t have to go to war to get divorced. Today, more divorcing couples are opting for non-traditional paths to end their marriages that focus on reducing conflict and the costs associated with divorce. It is possible to have an amicable divorce even with a difficult partner and even if you both have lawyers –…

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4 Common Timesharing Schedules for Successful Co-Parenting

Florida Law requires every divorce case in the state of Florida to include a detailed parenting plan that describes (among other things) a child timesharing schedule which addresses when the children will spend time with each of their parents. What follows is a description of 4 timesharing schedules that are most commonly used. 1 Week…

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Arrested for DUI? 5 Things You Need to Know

If you have been arrested for DUI in Tampa, Florida there are 5 things you need to do as soon as possible. The following suggestions come not only from 15 years of experience as a state prosecutor and defense attorney who has prosecuted and defended countless DUI cases, but also from my own DUI arrest…

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Divorce YOUR Way

Did you know there are several courtless options to resolve your divorce case? There is no one-size fits all divorce. And not every divorce case should be litigated in court, in fact, the vast majority of cases are resolved without going to trial. I am passionate about helping my clients stay out of court wherever…

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FIND YOURSELF IN FEBRUARY

Tips for making it through the “month of love” from divorce survivors. February can be an especially difficult month for those struggling in their relationships. In this article, I will share advice from a former client, a divorce coach and dear friend, and even myself for how to use this time to reflect on what…

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CO-PARENTING TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN

It is common for parenting plans to default to alternating Halloween each year between the parents. For example, Mom will have the odd years, while Dad will get the even years. But what if you both want to share in these memories each year? My co-parent and I decided it was in our kids’ best…

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Guest Feature

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…

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