Virtual Coffee Break

Your place on the web to read and learn more about a variety of legal topics from the comfort of your own office chair.  And we’ve kept each topic concise enough that it can be covered in the time it takes to break for coffee!

Arm Your Child in Advance of Sex Abuse

These are are scary times for parents with all of the media coverage of sexual abuse of children by adults that parents inherently trust, like Boy Scout leaders and Roman Catholic priests.  This article from The New York Times offers some practical tips on protecting...

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Post-divorce peace: be like The Gambler

If you don't remember the lyrics to the Kenny Rogers hit "The Gambler, here is the relevant portion for our purposes: You've got to know when to hold 'em, Know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away ... Divorced Girl Smiling has some specific advice for when to walk...

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A therapist’s tips for summer break

Summer Break Care for Your Child's Mental Health By Lynette Dixon, PhD, LPC, NCC, CRAADC Summer is that time of year that students have looked forward to forever, starting just after Spring Break.  Children can’t wait until this precious time of year when demands are...

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A note of hope for step-mothers

As a Family law attorney, I often see step-parents, especially step-mothers, struggle to make a meaningful connection with their spouse's children. In my practice, the most succesful situation that I have seen was where a child refused to eat the healthy food...

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