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Valentine’s Day Post-Divorce: It’s All About Your Children!

February 5th, 2021 by mjp-admin

Valentine’s Day is almost here and couples everywhere are making plans of how to spend the special day together. The reality for many newly divorced couples is that holidays like Valentine’s Day challenge them to navigate a “new norm”. Whether they worked with one of the top divorce lawyers or one of the best divorce mediators, Read more…

Preparing for Divorce: How to Tell Your Family and In-Laws About Your Divorce

July 14th, 2020 by mjp-admin

Are you preparing for divorce? When is the best time to tell loved ones and how do you break the news? Learn how to tell your family about a divorce here.

Dealing with a divorce is an extremely trying and stressful time for all parties involved.

If you’re
preparing for a divorce, how and when should you tell your family and loved
ones about the unfortunate news?

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Course Correction: How to Maintain a Healthy Marriage and Prevent Divorce in the Wake of a Pandemic

April 28th, 2020 by mjp-admin

We are living in strange times…

There is ample evidence to support this adage.
Previously unseen levels of widespread quarantine. New terms like “social
distancing”. The rampant spread of a pandemic causing death and hardship around
the world. Unemployment and market volatility unseen since the Great
Depression.

Perhaps the most telling evidence that we live in
strange times is an article about how to save marriages authored by a divorce
attorney.

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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. Read more…

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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