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Divorce Parenting Plans

Divorce is the formal legal dissolution of a marriage. The divorce process implicates many diverse areas of the law including, but not limited to, real estate, wills and trusts, child custody, and tax.

Nesting

Everyone knows what “nesting” means in the context of being pregnant, but what does it mean in the context of custody? By definition, a bird’s nest custody arrangement is a shared physical custody schedule, whereby, children...more

Why Having A “Gifted” Child In NJ May Cost You More Child Support

by Cozen O'Connor on

The benefits of enrolling children in extracurricular activities are endless. Not only do they learn how to play a sport or musical instrument, but also soft skills and valuable life lessons, such as teamwork, the importance...more

What We Can Learn From the Brangelina Divorce

by Cozen O'Connor on

I was asked to comment on television about the hottest news, the Brangelina divorce. If you haven’t heard, another celebrity couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are divorcing after 2 years of marriage and twelve years of...more

Mediation and Parent Coordination Work

I am a true believer in mediation. It is honest, creative and raw. In mediation the parties are involved in their end result and can do things that a judge may not do. This week I served as a mediator and at the beginning of...more

Ashley Madison, meet the kids: infidelity and divorce

The recent Ashley Madison breach exposed millions of users who’d signed up to the site, believing they were doing so with full anonymity. Social media and news outlets helped fuel a storm that will not soon be forgotten. In...more

Parenting Post-Divorce

by Jaburg Wilk on

It is frequently a challenge to co-parent after the conclusion of a divorce proceeding. After all, divorcing parents have often just concluded divorce litigation – replete with allegations of wrong doing – and frequently...more

Family Law: Special Considerations When Representing Professional Athletes

by Lewitt Hackman on

While we await news of Tom Brady's Deflate-Gate appeal, the National Basketball Association playoffs coming up fast, and the latest hints that Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian may not follow through with their divorce after...more

Paltrow Isn’t Divorcing, She’s “Conscious Uncoupling”

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Hi there, My clever coworker, Abigail Munafo, pointed out to me today that I have a category entitled “Celebrity Trash,” and I haven’t posted to it in a while. So, it was extremely timely to read that Gwyneth Paltrow...more

Spring Break and Shared Parenting

It’s a beautiful day in Central Florida and spring break is in full swing! The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and the beach is calling your name! Typically, parents alternate the week of spring break from year to...more

More Than Surviving A Divorce With Children: The Benefits of Co-Parent Counseling

by McManis Faulkner on

Co-parent counseling: counseling focused on assisting parents in the process of sharing responsibility for raising children in an environment that promotes healing, cooperation and growth. As a family law attorney, I...more

Parenting Plan Mediation Helps Kids

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Discussion about parenting plan mediation generally focuses on the people at the table – the parents. Those parents who reach agreement express satisfaction. They save time and money by avoiding further action in court. They...more

5 Tips on Co-Parenting at the Beginning of Your Divorce

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Many of you will end up being able to co-parent admirably, and this will include many of you who are struggling with the tough initial stages of working out a co-parenting arrangement. If no one is pathological, then time...more

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