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Home is Where the Heart i…

Home is Where the Heart is

In recent years, you may have noticed, some of the language around divorced parents and children has changed. What used to be called “visitation,” for instance, is now called “parenting time.” It’s an important distincti… Read More
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How Alcoholism Affects Yo…

How Alcoholism Affects Your Divorce

Alcoholism never affects just the person with the disease. The entire family, whether they realize it or not, is involved. From children trying extra hard to “be good” to avoid making Dad angry, to a husband calling his wife in “sic… Read More
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Categories: Children, Relationships
ACEs: How Adverse Childho…

ACEs: How Adverse Childhood Experiences Might Affect Your Divorce

We are all products, in one way or another, of our experiences. Sometimes those experiences shape our worlds to such an extent that we don’t realize that they’ve affected us; it’s just “the way things were.” In the past… Read More
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Categories: Children, Relationships
A Message to Adult Childr…

A Message to Adult Children of Divorced Parents

I was recently asked if I had any blog posts or advice for adult children of divorced parents. I realized I didn’t. As I started to mull over the question, I had to think about the forty years of pain of being a child of two selfish people who cons… Read More
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Categories: Children, Relationships
To Divorcing Parents: Wha…

To Divorcing Parents: What Your Children Need You to Know

I was recently asked to write a blog for adult children of divorcing parents. I did that and I think you should read it. However, I thought that this blog was needed too. I am the adult child of divorced parents. I am also a divorced mother of adult… Read More
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How to Use Parenting Cons…

How to Use Parenting Consultants in Your Divorce

Raising children with another person is a challenge even when you are married. When you are divorcing, with separate households, different parenting styles, and your own rules, things often become much more difficult. Since your children are at the h… Read More
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Unmarried and Pregnant in…

Unmarried and Pregnant in Minnesota? Five Things You Need to Know

If you’re having a baby, but you’re not married to the baby’s father, you may have a lot of questions about your rights, the father’s rights, and some of the resources available to you. Being unmarried and pregnant presents so… Read More
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Can Your Parenting Plan B…

Can Your Parenting Plan Be Too Detailed?

There’s no doubt that a lack of detail in custody agreements and parenting plans can send parents back to court seeking clarification. To avoid this, some parents try to envision every possible contingency that might arise, and specify exactly… Read More
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Your Child's Financial Ai…

Your Child's Financial Aid and Your Divorce

All parents face challenges when a child approaches college age, but divorced parents face extra challenges: the end of child support, possible changes to parenting time, and, of course, financial aid. Few families can manage the expense of college w… Read More
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How Can a Grandparent or…

How Can a Grandparent or Third Party Adopt a Child?

Children need love, guidance, care, and protection. Usually parents provide that care, often with the support of other adults in the child’s life. But as we all know, there are times when biological parents, for whatever reason, aren’t in… Read More
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