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Tips for an Emotionally Intelligent Divorce

March 26th, 2020 by mjp-admin

Sometimes during the divorce process, couples have nuanced issues that require expertise beyond my scope. To help them, I have a team of trusted colleagues who I rely on to guide clients through financial or emotional struggles. During this blog series, I have asked members of my team to come up with some important tips to help divorcing couples during the process.

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Book Launch – 7 Secrets form The Divorce Whisperer JOIN US on November 14th, 2019

October 10th, 2019 by mjp-admin

Esteemed St. Louis family lawyer Marta J. Papa is proud to announce the launch of her new book, 7 Secrets from the Divorce Whisperer: Saving Yourself, Your Money, and Your Children during Divorce.

The book launch will be held on November 14, 2019 from 5-7 pm at Vue17 (1034 S Brentwood Blvd, 17th Floor, St. Louis, MO 63117)

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Children’s Tools for Self-Esteem and Well-Being While Parents Divorce

September 26th, 2019 by mjp-admin

Through divorce, your ultimate focus is to not allow your children to become the real causalities. If children feel compelled through the immaturity of their divorcing parents to either choose a side or are forced to feel protective of one parent over the other, then the responsibility for the children’s heightened current distress and even potential future trauma falls solely upon the parents themselves.

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Parents’ Best Behavioral Strategies In Co-Parenting A Divorce Decision

September 26th, 2019 by mjp-admin

The most crucial change any married couple can make in their most intimate relationship is the decision to divorce.

I have addressed how to create a script for the news of the divorce to help you most thoroughly and thoughtfully prepare in advance to reveal this devastating news to your children. Always remember that both parents share equal billing in the starring roles of this drama– and it’s important to know when,

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What to Anticipate After Delivering the News of Divorce to Your Children

September 5th, 2019 by mjp-admin

Your resolution to co-parent with maturity and your mutual insistence upon the welfare of your children at this time are commendable. To that end, you have an agreed-upon script and an appropriate setting in place. Now, it is time to prepare for the audience’s response to this family drama: your children’s reactions.

Reactions Are Unique to Each Child

Much will depend upon the age,

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When, Where, and How to Deliver Your Divorce Script to Your Children

August 20th, 2019 by Marta J. Papa

In my article Scripting the News of Your Divorce for your Children, I provide an idea of how to prepare the news of divorce to your kids. Having a script that stays on-message and is well-practiced is important because this content matters. What’s also important is the context in which that content is delivered. When? Where? How?

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