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Tips for a Post-Divorce Vacation

August 17th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Communication is key. Don’t set yourself up for conflict. Let your ex know your plans and discuss the basics before you leave for your trip. Provide them with an itinerary. If you’re traveling with your kids, make sure you talk to your ex about when and how they’d like to be contacted while you’re away. Do they expect nightly phone calls or selfies from that awesome museum exhibit?

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5 Back to School Tips for Divorced Parents

August 15th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

The stress parents feel when school rolls around is often amplified when those parents are divorced. Who’s filling out the school forms? Who’s in charge of the big back to school Target run? Who’s in charge of the calendar? It’s enough to keep you up at night. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best things to do to make the back-to-school transition easier.

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A MARRIAGE

January 17th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

Part 4: Last week I discussed the three initial steps I urge couples to take once a decision is made to proceed with a divorce: get off social media; begin to document pertinent information (spousal routines/children’s schedules and caregivers); and gain advice and direction from an attorney.

Furthermore, I addressed the most efficient and cost effective way to gain a divorce: Pro Se Divorce.

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JANUARY’S FOCUS: DISCONTINUING A DIVORCE

January 5th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

FIVE WAYS TO GET DIVORCED

PART 1:  In December, I focused upon the nature of marital discord that often erupts predictably over the holiday season. Often, however, couples resume an acceptable relational equilibrium as the holidays recede and a new year proceeds. Thus, the intended pursuit of a divorce is halted, and couples recognize they were simply experiencing the Holiday False Alarm Syndrome,

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DECEMBER’S FOCUS: DO YOU REALLY WANT A DIVORCE?

December 8th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 2: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

I became aware of the Holiday Marital False Alarm Syndrome in my childhood. Sylvie T. was my best buddy through the early years of schooling, and we were always together.   Weekends would come and go, with our key priority being who was going to be doing the overnight at the other’s home.

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DECEMBER’S FOCUS: DO YOU REALLY WANT A DIVORCE?

December 6th, 2016 by Marta J. Papa

REMEMBER, IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Part 1: Maybe It’s Not a Marital Problem…Maybe It’s a Holiday Problem

The winter holidays are a notoriously perilous time of year for many households. Research demonstrates time and again that the excess of emotion, alcohol consumption, family arguments, spousal disputes, and situational depression escalate predictably during December and pool together in a stew of general unrest and upheaval.

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