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School Success for Children of Divorce Part I

October 27th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Divorce is often painful for everyone involved. Children often feel caught in the middle, and the stress can affect their performance in school. So how do you set your kids up for success as you navigate this lifestyle shift? Experts say that “with good communication, effective planning, heightened awareness of problems that might arise, and time to iron out the difficulties,

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Trick or Treat Tips for Divorced Parents

October 23rd, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

What’s the trick to making Halloween memories with your family when you’re divorced? It doesn’t have to be hard to make the holiday a treat! Remember, this holiday is about your kids, not you and your ex. Here are some tips to help keep the peace and make a happy Halloween a reality.

Plan. Always plan ahead and communicate with your ex when it comes to holidays.

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Planning Ahead for Extracurricular Activities

October 13th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa

Lay the Groundwork: Your child may not be involved in sports just yet but it’s important to consider extracurricular activities that may come in the not so distant future during your divorce negotiations. “Talk to your divorce lawyer about how to factor in these kinds of expenses. In your settlement talks, you might consider addressing such issues as: how will you split payment for lessons (any kinds of lessons: from art to music to sports)?

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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 26th, 2017 by Marta J. Papa


Part 7 – As I have shown in the previous blog postings, couples who are dissolving their marital bonds are not forced into a long, legal court battle, with exorbitant legal fees and continued/prolonged emotional duress. To be frank, if couples are mature enough to remain civil, cooperative, and truthful, a divorce need not be a destructive process.

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