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Are You a “Free -Range Parent”?

For years we’ve heard about “Helicopter Parents”, a style of parenting many feel is the overprotection of children, perhaps to the detriment of children as they mature into adults. When I was a child, I don’t remember a label being placed on my parents’ “style” of parenting. In fact, I do not think they even knew what their style was … Continued

Creative Custody Suggestions During the Holidays

The holidays, while going through the ebbs and flows of a divorce, may feel like one is mixing oil and water. While the holidays are considered a time of joy and happiness, a divorce, is well, not the happiest time for (most) people. Plus, when you add in the children into the mix of a divorce, things can become that … Continued

Child Custody and Visitation: The Grounds For Emergency Relief

In a family law proceeding, one of the most sensitive and emotionally charged areas –for both the family law attorney and the client- typically concerns issues surrounding custody and visitation of the children. Because the two parents are now adversaries, seemingly innocuous issues (for example, the completion of the child’s homework) may be blown out of proportion.  This can lead … Continued

The Right Way to Communicate With the Children About Divorce

I sat in the judge’s chambers along with the other attorney listening to a child testify about how she just wanted her mom to pay attention to her.  In another case, children who used to have a loving relationship with their father were testifying about their refusal to now spend time with their father.  On each occasion, the children appeared … Continued

Sperm Donors May Have Parentage Rights

Imagine you and your girlfriend strongly desire to have children.  You are unable to do so naturally, so you jointly decide to seek medical assistance.  You donate sperm and your girlfriend is inseminated; 9 months later, a baby!  You and your girlfriend jointly raise this child until the unfortunate ending of your relationship.  You seek to have a custody schedule … Continued

Tug of War: Summer Vacation

The Matzo has been eaten.  The Easter eggs have been found.  It’s now time to think about summer, which is often stressful for families going through a divorce or custody litigation.  It’s sad but true, for many, planning summer vacation with the children is like the game of Tug-of-War, a sport that directly pits two teams against each other in … Continued

Only Divorced Parents Argue About…

I would wager that most married people do not argue about who gets the privilege of handling child-related obligations.  I would further wager that neither parent, in a happy marriage or relationship, ever thought they or the other parent were a bad parent for not loving the task of being the children’s chauffer.  Well, as we know, everything is different … Continued

Holidays for the Children of Divorce: Compromise or New Traditions?

It’s nearly the holidays and many divorcing and separating parents are still in conflict about how to share the holidays with their children.  Holidays are supposed to be joyous, but no matter what, the children will feel some sense of sadness from not having their parents together as a family at the Thanksgiving table, playing Dreidel or sitting around the … Continued