Summer Vacation: Top 7 Tips For Divorcing Parents

Custody conflict does not have to ruin the fun of summer vacation.  It would be impossible to decide which vacations dates you will want for every year until your children go to college.  At the same time, you do not want to turn each summer into a fight over vacation dates.  The key is to set parameters that allow both … Read more

Is Coparenting Counseling Right for You?

Coparenting is the act of parenting children together.   Good coparents make decisions together with any eye toward what is best for their children rather than what is best for one parent or the other. Good coparents respect the other parent’s role in the lives of their children. I love hearing good coparenting stories from my … Read more

My Custody Case: Can I Relocate?

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Whether it is your job, a new relationship or for any other reason, relocation is a tricky issue. Pennsylvania has a stringent relocation statute, 23 Pa.C.S.A. § 5337, which creates a protocol to follow in order to accomplish a relocation. The first step is to determine whether the move constitutes a relocation. A relocation is … Read more

Which 50/50 Custody Schedule is Right for My Children?

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You are both good parents and want to spend equal time with your child. You are now faced with the question of which schedule will work best for your child. There are several things to consider. Consider your child’s age. Older children benefit from longer stretches with each parent and fewer transitions. Teens often do … Read more

Advice for Coparenting During the Covid-19 Crisis

The following is from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: 1. BE HEALTHY Comply with all CDC and local and state guidelines and model good behavior for your children with intensive hand washing, wiping down surfaces and other objects that are frequently touched, and maintaining social distancing. This also means BE INFORMED. Stay in touch … Read more

Five Custody Myths Separating Parents Need to Know

Custody cases can be contentious, expensive and painful for all involved. Parents are often flooded with stories of their cousin’s neighbor’s best friend three states away.  Indeed, well-meaning acquaintances and coworkers love to “help” but that help is usually in the form of misinformation. While every case is different, there are certain myths that are … Read more