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Tips on Helping Children Cope with Divorce
Divorce touches the lives of many children. Its impact can stir up feelings of sadness, insecurity, and loneliness for kids. As a parent, you can help your child cope with your divorce and come out of the experience stronger and more resilient. Below are some tips to help you address problems as they arise. ... Read more

How Should I Tell the Children About the Divorce?
Once you and your spouse have decided it’s time to end your marriage, you’ll need to figure out how to break the news to your kids. While honesty is always the best policy, you’ll want to ensure that you bring up the divorce at the right time and place. By following a few basics steps when you decide to discuss divorce with your kids, you can avoid unnecessary family strife. Ultimately, your goal is for both you and your kids to have a happy life after divorce. ... Read more

How Does Divorce Affect the Children Emotionally?
Divorce is never easy, but it can be far more emotionally taxing if children are involved. It’s inevitable that your children will be impacted by your divorce. However, in situations where there’s abuse or extreme marital strife, a divorce may actually provide emotional relief to children. Whatever your situation, if you understand the emotional implications of a split, you’ll be better able to brace your children for the impact and ultimately help them heal. ... Read more

How Does Divorce Affect Adult Children Emotionally?
Some unhappily married couples may decide to stick it out for the kids. What this means is that a couple may postpone divorce until their children reach adulthood. Parents do this in an effort to lessen the sting and effect of divorce. However, when parents divorce, it affects kids at any age. Learn more about how divorce can affect your children even after they’ve moved out and grown up. ... Read more

How Can I Help My Children With Custody Transitions?
Parents can help their children with the difficult transitions. ... Read more

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You need to file a paternity action with the court to determine child support, child custody and visitation, healthcare, day care and the like. These are factual issues that we can discuss. If you are ...Read more

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Parents in Minnesota and elsewhere may be confused about who has custody of a child after a divorce. For instance, some may believe that they give up their parental rights if they move away. However, ... Read more

Can I appeal Mediator’s decision in child custody?

Q: I am in mediation for child custody. It is getting me NOWHERE! I am asking for spit custody, I end up with one weekend a month. How do I appeal the mediator’s decision? Do I file DE NOVO ... Read more


There are certain stereotypes that persist even to this day surrounding divorce and child custody. One of the assumptions was that, in the past, the mother would receive custody of the child while the ... Read more


Divorces can be especially hard on children. They may feel like they are losing their family and with it a great deal of the security and safety they have enjoyed. Minnesota courts acknowledge the bes ... Read more

Moving with Children Post-Divorce in Massachusetts

Custody arrangements often necessitate parents living in relatively close proximity to each other to facilitate the back-and-forth nature of the physical custody schedule. However, personal situations ... Read more

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