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  • How to Improve Your Children's At-Home Education While Co-Parenting

    How to Improve Your Children's At-Home Education While Co-Parenting As schools across the country have closed to protect children and teachers from the spread of COVID-19, many parents are seeking new ways to support their children's learning outside of the classroom. It's especially important for parents sharing child custody to develop consistent support for their child's education during this time. Establish Consistency in Your Home Improving your child's learning at home should start with you. If your child is five years or older, you can create a schedule together that covers learning ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Co-Parenting Teenagers

    What You Need to Know About Co-Parenting Teenagers Parenting a teenager is challenging enough, but when you share parenting responsibilities with your ex-spouse, this daunting task inevitably becomes a bit trickier. Co-parenting can be difficult at times, especially if you and the other parent do not see eye to eye. Thankfully, if you both have your child’s best interest at heart, it is possible to find a workable parenting arrangement that prioritizes your teenager’s needs. Read below for a few key tips about co-parenting teenagers: 1. Consider What You’re Up Against When ...
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  • Children & Divorce: Statistics Every Parent Needs To Know

    Children & Divorce: Statistics Every Parent Needs To Know Any significant change or traumatic event can have a lasting impact on a child’s life, and divorce is no exception. But, is a divorce truly as damaging as we’re led to believe? After all, there are certainly circumstances where a divorce is the best option if the alternative is to remain in an unhealthy or abusive marriage. As a parent, it’s natural to be concerned about your child’s wellbeing, and if you’re going through a divorce, you’re concerned about what type of impact this change will have on your children. To help ...
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  • How to Prepare for Divorce Part 3: Children

    How to Prepare for Divorce Part 3: Children Children are notoriously resilient, but that doesn’t mean change is always easy for them. If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, take some time to learn what you can do to prepare your children for the news. Coping with a divorce can be difficult for everyone involved, but children often feel the sting of the separation the most because their entire home life restructures as a result. As jarring and intimidating as this prospect may seem, take comfort in knowing that there are several things you can do to prepare ...
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  • What If My Ex and I Disagree About Our Kids' Vaccinations & Other Health Matters?

    What If My Ex and I Disagree About Our Kids' Vaccinations & Other Health Matters? When you and your ex disagree about something as important as your child’s healthcare, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Every good parent wants to protect their child and keep them healthy — but that may mean something different than to you than it does to your ex. For example, you may wish to have your child vaccinated and your child’s other parent may be anti-vaxx. Other medical disputes might involve the choice of doctor for your child, whether or not to administer medications, or choice of medical treatment. ...
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  • Understanding the Differences Between Custody and Parenting Time

    Understanding the Differences Between Custody and Parenting Time If you are going through a divorce or your parenting agreement is going through major changes, it is essential that you understand the differences between child custody and parenting time (which is also often referred to as visitation). There are many ways in which parents may choose to co-parent their kids, some of which involve one parent retaining custody, or both parents sharing custody. Whatever the situation, knowing what role you play in your child’s life, from a legal and a personal perspective, is extremely ...
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  • What Are the Guidelines for Deviating from Child Support?

    What Are the Guidelines for Deviating from Child Support? Oregon maintains a set of child support guidelines meant to ensure children of divorced or separated parents each contribute to the financial welfare of their child. The state believes that each parent should share in the cost of raising and providing for their child, and child support agreements are typically set to follow these state-wide guidelines. However, there are certain circumstances where parents may deviate from these set rules because, for their situation, it would be better for the child if they committed to ...
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  • How Can I Get More Time With My Kids?

    How Can I Get More Time With My Kids? Being a parent requires a great deal of time and effort, especially when you feel your co-parenting agreement isn’t quite working out. When you want more parenting time with your children, it can sometimes be difficult to make that adjustment to the satisfaction of both parents and the court. If you want more visitation, but aren’t entirely sure how to get it, know that you do have legal options. Talk to Your Co-Parent The first thing you should try if you’d like to obtain more time with your kids, is to discuss the matter ...
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