5 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Parenting through a Divorce

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Guest post by Brad M. Micklin, Esq., the lead family attorney Montclair

Every divorcing couple goes through different degrees of civility and struggle. Higher animosity between parents can lead to difficult co-parenting. Sometimes, it might feel impossible to co-parent and handle certain situations.

Regardless of your ex-spouse, you can choose how you want to parent your children. Here are some common mistakes you should try to avoid when parenting through divorce.

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How to Prepare for Mediation

Preparing for mediation

Guest blog post by Andrew Crooke, Director of Family Law at Murdoch Lawyers.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) includes several methods. One such method available to separating parties is mediation. Mediation has become more popular over the years, as it is quick, affordable and confidential. As the name suggests, mediation is basically a negotiation expedited by a neutral third party. Mediators do not make any decisions, they just facilitate the negotiation. They also determine when and where the mediation process takes place, who is in attendance, and who pays for the mediation.

Usually, mediation is initiated voluntarily by the parties themselves. Sometimes it is required as per the statutes, court orders or contractual terms. It is a common practice in family, housing or small claim courts.

To ensure that the mediation process is successful, here are a few things that you should check with your family lawyer, as advised by the most experienced lawyers in Brisbane:

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How Divorce Will Affect Your Taxes

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Couples navigating the complexities of a divorce may often overlook the aftermath of their separation and its effect on their taxes. With President Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which also affects the divorce process, it’s important to re-examine how divorce will affect your taxes.

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Divorce from a Young Person’s Perspective

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Guest blog post by Woolley & Co

As a child, or even as a teenager, learning that your parents are going to get a divorce is stressful and confusing. You might be getting conflicting information about what it means from your friends, siblings, TV shows or online articles. Woolley & Co team has compiled a handy list of facts to hopefully answer some of your questions and ease your worries.

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Supervised Visitation: Tips for Visiting and Custodial Parents

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Supervised visitation is a serious step taken by the courts to protect the welfare of the child. The safety of the child is the most important reason for supervised visits. Other factors like substance or physical abuse, unfit living conditions, a diagnosis of mental illness, fear of parental abduction or incarceration can also weigh into the decision for supervised visitation.

If you are faced with supervised visitation, what does this mean? How does it work? In this post, we share information and advice about supervised visitation for both sides – the visiting parent and the custodial parent.

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Understanding the Family Dispute Resolution / Mediation Process

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Guest blog post by Vicki Jackson, a family law attorney with Rockhampton family law

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a mediation process that helps families in conflict to communicate and to reach an agreement about issues related to their divorce, like child care, financial arrangements, child support and property settlement.

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How to Take Your Kids to Work (and Have Them Learn Something)

Bring kids to work Taking your kids to work day is a great opportunity to give kids exposure to different careers, show them the importance of work, and let them see you in a different context – not as a Mom or a Dad but as a professional with a boss, colleagues and important responsibilities. Here are some practical, time-tested suggestions for how to get the most out of this day, for your own kids – and maybe even for your colleagues’ kids if you decide to organize it for your work group or department. Read more

107 Best Online Resources for Divorced and Single Parents

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The Internet is a wonderful thing and a place where we get all of our daily information – whether it’s about how to get rid of a tough stain or how to tell our kids about our impending divorce. The sheer amount of information available on any topic is overwhelming, and sometimes it’s hard to tell truth from fiction. In this post, we list 107 high-quality online resources for divorced and single parents. We grouped them by target audience and/or by topics.

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Tips for Successful Long-Distance Parenting

Long-distance parenting

Divorce is disruptive for kids, even if the parents live close to each other. But it’s particularly challenging when a non-custodial parent moves far away from a primary parent. It makes it difficult or impossible for the non-custodial parent to attend everyday events like sporting events or school activities or to have spontaneous time with the kids – like taking them out for ice cream. It’s also challenging for the kids to maintain contact with the extended family of the non-custodial parent. Children may feel abandoned by the non-custodial parent, or at least feel less close to them, because they are not with them every day. However, there are ways that parents can mitigate the challenges of long-distance parenting.

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61 Best Children’s Books about Divorce and Separation

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Sometimes a book can help children understand and deal with their parents’ separation and divorce in ways that parents are not able to. Age-appropriate books are great tools to help your child deal with your divorce in a healthy manner. Parents can use these books as a starting point with their children or as ongoing tools as they help their children work through this difficult period. Below is a list compiled by WeParent of some of the best books on this topic.

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