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The Three Secrets to Successful Co-Parenting

THE THREE SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL CO-PARENTING To say that there are secrets that show the way to successful co-parenting would be magical thinking, but there are three things that will greatly increase your chances for success: communication, cooperation and...

How to deal with the Guardian ad Litem “GAL”

Dear Reader: As you know, the Judge has appointed Attorney X as the Guardian ad Litem (“GAL”) to represent the best interests of your children.  Their phone number is 314-555-1234.The Judge has made no order at this time for the payment of Attorney X’s fees.  I expect...

How to Discuss Divorce With Children

Having the "divorce talk" with children can be difficult, and you may not exactly know how to address this. Below you'll find helpful ways to address to your children you're getting a divorce. We hope this article is helpful, but for any additional questions don't...

On Soberlink?

If have a child and you are on Soberlink by court order, here is what you need to remember: you are on Soberlink (a form of breathalyzer to detect alcohol use) because concern has been raised about your drinking. You may be convinced that your drinking is just social:...

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