Tag Archives: Sheila Russian

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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Young Adults and Money

This morning on the Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio, there was a great conversation, “Young Adults and Money.” The guests discussed the importance of providing young adults with education in financial literacy, so that they can make informed … Continue reading

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2013 Tax Returns

Have you seen ads claiming that Americans overpay taxes by $1 billion each year? (“Get Your Billion Back American with H&R Block,” http://newsroom.hrblock.com 1/15/14) Are you wondering whether or not you are taking advantage of all the tax deductions and/or … 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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Holidays and Winter Break

  Where will the children be for the holidays and winter break?  You may need to consider where extended family lives, work schedules, the other parent’s availability, and the children’s expectations. Particular holidays or parts of a holiday may be more … Continue reading

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