Category Archives: Co-parents

Raise.me

Financing college education is challenging for just about everyone.  However, children whose parents are separated or divorced face additional obstacles.  Filling out the Federal Student Aid Application, applying for scholarships, and obtaining loans each require coordination, detailed financial information, and … Continue reading

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How to Tell the Kids

One of the most difficult conversations parents will ever have with their children is the one in which they tell the children that they have decided to no longer live together.   If one parent had no idea that the marriage … Continue reading

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When Parents Part

This book by well known research psychologist, Penelope Leach, is chock full of information that can help separated parents make decisions related to their children. This book combines practical advice with up to date research on child development. In her … Continue reading

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In ”Financial Apps to Help You Trim Spending,” in the June 2015 issue of The Beacon (www.thebeaconnewspapers.com) , Alex Veiga describes useful apps that enable people to budget and pay down debt. People who are planning to separate or divorce … Continue reading

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Prepare for Summer

  It may be hard to imagine while we are still enduring frigid temperatures, but in a few short months schools will close, and summer will begin.  For divorced or separated parents, the end of winter is a great time … Continue reading

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Co-parenting New Year’s Resolutions

“…great co-parenting can blossom after you tear your marriage apart. Sometimes it’s the marriage that suffocates the great parenting partnership–once freed from marital ties that bind, you can be the parenting team you’d always hoped you’d be as spouses.” Pamela … Continue reading

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Replace “Custody” with “Parenting Plan”

Two adults generally participate in mediation.   However, these adults make many decisions that will affect the daily lives of important younger people who do not participate in mediation sessions, their children. Frequently the conversation about children begins when one parent … Continue reading

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