Parenting

Structuring a Co-Parenting Schedule

Structuring a Co-Parenting Schedule

One of the hardest things to navigate in a divorce is determining how you will fairly and effectively co-parent your children.  What is always most important is finding a schedule and plan that is best for your children, first and foremost. Structuring a co-parenting schedule requires a fair amount of negotiation and with heightened emotions…

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Importance of a Legally-Binding Co-Parenting Agreement

Importance of a Legally-Binding Co-Parenting Agreement

Whether you were married or not, if you have decided to separate from your spouse and you had children together you need a legally binding co-parenting agreement. Many people decide for various reasons to try to agree about a co-parenting plan without drafting and signing anything that is legally binding, but this is a mistake….

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What You Need to Know About Raising Kids Outside of Marriage

What You Need to Know About Raising Kids Outside of Marriage

Marriage isn’t for everyone, and whether you’re separating from the parent of your children or in a committed relationship with a partner but you decide not to get married, it’s important to understand how not being married to your children’s parent can affect your lives. If you’re the parent of a child, or considering having…

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Use a Mediator to Resolve Disputes

Use a Mediator to Resolve Disputes

Mediation is a way to resolve conflict. In the legal arena, mediation is most often used in divorces, but it actually has many benefits outside the marital separation process. Mediation offers more flexibility than the courts can. The mediator facilitates communication between the parties to reach an agreeable solution. This allows the parties involved to…

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Make Changes to Your Parenting Time With Mediation

Make Changes to Your Parenting Time With Mediation

Custody agreements often need to change with the ever-changing needs of the child and family. Ideally, both parents would agree on the arrangements, but in reality that rarely happens. Going through the courts to resolve a dispute can be costly and time-consuming. Sometimes, finding a solution involves getting the parties together to discuss the logistics….

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What Are The Benefits of Co-Parenting Mediation?

What Are The Benefits of Co-Parenting Mediation?

Separation or divorce can be difficult, especially when children are involved. Co-parenting is an important aspect of family life after divorce or separation, but co-parenting isn’t always easy. However, co-parenting mediation can help divorced or separated parents in various ways. 1. Make Life Less Stressful for Your Children When parents divorce or separate from one…

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Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Arizona

Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Arizona

If you are a father in Arizona but aren’t married to the mother of your child, she automatically becomes the legal guardian of your son or daughter. If you’re in a good co-parenting relationship with the mother, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Unfortunately, if you and the mother of your child don’t get along…

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The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning

The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning

The Single Parent’s Guide to an Effective Parenting Planning Raising a child alone is never easy. Whether you’re divorced, widowed, or never married, having the weight of a child’s life, health, and future happiness on your shoulders is enough to stress anyone. However, with an effective parenting plan you can relieve a great deal of…

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Co-Parenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents

Co-Parenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents

Co-Parenting Without Conflict for Unmarried Parents You’ve heard the term “broken home” – a home where divorce has created constant conflict and strife, resulting in an unhealthy environment for your children. You can avoid this to create a seamless, conflict-free parenting and child raising environment through careful co-parenting that begins with open communication and succeeds…

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5 Ways Having a Co-Parenting Agreement Benefits Children

5 Ways Having a Co-Parenting Agreement Benefits Children

5 Ways Having a Co-Parenting Agreement Benefits Children In an ideal world all marriages would succeed, parents would stay together forever, and raise their children together. But, as we all know, that is often not the case. Parents separate and divorce and parenting through divorce is not only challenging for the parents but difficult for…

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Co-parenting Do’s and Don’ts for All Parents

Co-parenting Do’s and Don’ts for All Parents

Parenting is tough enough, but co-parenting can get especially rough. Most parents agree that they want to do what is best for their children, but most parents do not always agree on what that is. Despite differences, parents need to co-parent cooperatively regardless of their circumstances, whether married, living together, separated, or divorced. Though parents…

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Three Tips for Co-habitation During Divorce

Three Tips for Co-habitation During Divorce

Though divorce often means that partners split up and move out of a shared home, various circumstances may delay the move. Economics are often a factor in the need for co-habitation during divorce. It is fairly common now for divorcing couples to have underwater mortgages or be unable to sell a house quickly. It may…

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Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

When you and your partner get divorced, you might stop being spouses. However, you both still need to be parents to any children you share. Practicing effective co-parenting habits will ensure you, your former spouse and your kids remain happy. Be Flexible There might be a court-appointed visitation schedule in place, but feel free to…

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