Effects of separation on kids

in the United States, and most of the Western Civilization, more than 90 percent of people marry. Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health and also good for children. Growing up in a happy home decreases the likelihood of mental, physical, educational and social problems. Unfortunately, about 40 to 50 percent of married [...]

By |2017-11-09T19:16:35+00:00November 9th, 2017|Divorce, Lawyer, Partnership agreement|0 Comments

What happens when a parent doesn’t follow the rules?

I recently heard a story about a divorced couple with two children. The former spouses adopted the state guidelines for their divorce which stated the mother retained full custody while the father had every other weekend, one evening on opposite weeks, and a full week a year for vacation. For a short time, everybody followed [...]

By |2017-08-29T14:44:04+00:00August 29th, 2017|Custody, Divorce, Lawyer|0 Comments

Tips to Survive the Holidays for Divorced Parents

I came across this article and thought it was completely relevant since we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. As I re-post this article from huffingtonpost.com, please remember that one of the most important things mentioned in this article is that the kids should come first. Written by Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson and Alan [...]

By |2016-12-05T19:32:21+00:00December 5th, 2016|Divorce|0 Comments

6 Summer Vacation tips for Divorced or Separated Parents

From the Huffington Post Co-authored by Alan Plevy, Co-founding Principal at SmolenPlevy It’s an annual rite of Spring — children are eagerly anticipating the end of the school year and the start of their summer break. The same can’t be said for a number of divorced or separated parents. Summer vacation can deteriorate into a [...]

By |2016-05-12T15:24:27+00:00May 12th, 2016|Divorce|0 Comments

What is Joint Custody vs. Sole Custody?

Your attorney should explain the difference is between joint custody and sole custody—but here are the basics.  When the court does not believe the parents can cooperate well enough to work together for the child, the court will award sole custody to one parent over the other. In most cases however, joint custody is based on the [...]

By |2016-04-18T16:02:57+00:00April 18th, 2016|Custody, Divorce|0 Comments

What Your Divorce Lawyer Should Be Doing and When

The practice of law is not a science, but it's not exactly an art either. There are certain things your attorney can and should be doing. For some guidelines, refer to the following list: Your lawyer should have an overall plan for your case. This might simply mean that she plans to meet with your [...]

By |2016-04-14T14:16:27+00:00April 11th, 2016|Divorce|0 Comments
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