September 2, 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL FLEXIBILITY AND GENEROSITY

Flexibility and generosity should always be your guiding mantra as you navigate through your shared parenting time arrangements.   Human nature being what it is, your ex-spouse will be more willing to work with you instead of against you if you offer the same. For example, Spouse A has a family gathering on a Sunday a … Continue reading BACK TO SCHOOL FLEXIBILITY AND GENEROSITY

By Mindey Elgart
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February 15, 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce

The Huffington Post which regularly posts articles on divorce recently published an article that laid out the “Top 10 Reasons to Mediate your Divorce.”  Valuable excerpts from the article are outlined below: “Mediation is a process for resolving conflict and coming to an agreement where decision-making remains with the parties. A neutral mediator assists parties … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce

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September 7, 2012

Guidelines for Divorced Parents of Teens

I am always a huge proponent of divorcing couples remembering to behave appropriately as parents during the divorce process. As such I was very happy to see the recent article, A Young Adult’s Reflections About Her Parents’ Divorce in the Huffington Post.  The teen of divorced parents who was interviewed provided the following important guidelines: … Continue reading Guidelines for Divorced Parents of Teens

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August 10, 2012

Is Nesting (Continuing to Share Residence After Divorce) a Good Idea?

Unless you are a multimillionaire with unlimited resources, you will feel the financial effects of dividing your funds and assets after divorce. Whether you are a one or two income family, you are no longer sharing expenses. You must now each support your own individual household.  Times can be tough these days and some couples … Continue reading Is Nesting (Continuing to Share Residence After Divorce) a Good Idea?

By Mindey Elgart
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June 29, 2012

Shared Child Custody Tips

This blog has repeatedly reinforced the concept that it is of utmost importance for divorcing and/or divorced parent to be respectful of the other for the sake of their children.  The Huffington Post article,”Sharing Custody of My Child: What Do I Do?” suggests some proactive ideas for how to make the most of your shared … Continue reading Shared Child Custody Tips

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June 1, 2012

Mediation Training: Family Law Class

I recently attended a 40 hour seminar on family law mediation training.  While mediation is taking hold more and more in the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, New Jersey has established this extensive mediation program through the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the Law Center as well as through the New … Continue reading Mediation Training: Family Law Class

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February 24, 2012

Tips for Co-Parenting Teens

TIPS FOR CO-PARENTING TEENS Back in August 2011 we spent some time providing tips for co-parenting children returning to school as well as some helpful tips for transitioning into the role of stepparent.  As we all know, teenagers are transitioning through their own unique growth process.  Divorced parents are struggling with navigating the teenage years … Continue reading Tips for Co-Parenting Teens

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April 1, 2011

How to Talk to Children About Your Divorce

One of the most significant concerns that couples with children face when they are approaching divorce is how to tell their children about the impending divorce.  I generally suggest that they consult with a professional counselor for guidance, and I frequently meet and speak with therapists so that I can provide my clients with a … Continue reading How to Talk to Children About Your Divorce

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