The Weekend Dad

You just ended a year-long custody battle in which you were awarded the Standard Possession Order (SPO). You now have to make the adjustment from seeing your kids daily to seeing them on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays of each month. Does that make you the “weekend dad?” ABSOLUTELY NOT, and if anyone tells…

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Mom Guilt (or Dad Guilt)

I hate gambling, primarily because I always lose, but if I had to bet money on anything, I would bet my entire life savings that at least 90-95% of all mothers have experienced the infamous “Mom Guilt.” My oldest child went to work with me until he was 9 months old. My youngest child, born…

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What is a Protective Order?

Many people have heard the term protective order, but what is a protective order? A protective order is a court order that can protect the life, limb, and emotional well-being of you or a family member (the “Protected Person”), from someone who has committed an act of family violence (the “Restricted Person”). Typically, a protective…

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Separation Effects on Children

It is a common belief that the act of separation or divorce, itself, is what has the most significant effects on children, but I’m afraid I have to disagree. As a child of parents who separated when I was a toddler, I believe the parents’ behaviors before, during, and after a separation affect the child…

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