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The Right of First Refusal and Parenting Time

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In a divorce or custody matter, each parent is allocated parenting time with the minor children. A parent’s schedule with their children may be every other weekend, it may be one week on, one week off. No matter what the parent’s schedule is, the parenting time is for the parent and no one else.  Many parents, however, will pick up their children and then just drop the children off with their mother, a daycare, or their new partner. Parents who won’t even spend all of their parenting time with their children still ask for time with their children in order to reduce child support. Child support is usually determined by the parents incomes and the overnight visits the children have assigned to each parent.

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Babymoon Ideas for a Safe, Stress-Free Retreat

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Any millennial mom or mommy-to-be has heard of the babymoon, the pre-birth vacation that pregnant women take to seize their last moments of self-care and solitude before baby arrives. However, with COVID-19 still running rampant in many parts of the country, travel is tough—especially for soon-to-be moms. Of course, one of moms’ natural strengths is making the best of a situation, and there’s no reason to skip your well-deserved self-indulgence just because you have to stay local. Check out these ideas and printables for babymoon plans that you can put together at home, from low-budget indulgences to a full-on staycation. Read more

Allergy-Proofing Your Home With Kiddos

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If you’re parenting during this pandemic, you’re no stranger to cabin fever. Restless kids need to be entertained—and with summer upon us, spending time outside is a great way to stay active while socially distancing. Unfortunately, with spring and summer also come the arrival of new environmental allergens like pollen, cedar, and various grasses. While many families are tempted to shutter the doors and spend the summer indoors to escape these allergies, this might not be effective. That’s because allergens can be just as prevalent indoors as they are outside, thanks to pet dander, mold and dust mites. Read more

How to Pull Off a Last-Minute 4th of July Party

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Now that summer is in full swing and the 4th of July is almost here, it’s time to think about organizing a get-together with your friends and family to celebrate the holiday. It’s no secret that party planning can be particularly time-consuming, especially during the summer months where time appears to be flying. If you find yourself in this boat, no need to panic. Here are our best tips and tricks to throw that perfect July 4th celebration even if you’re pressed for time. Read more

4 Ways to Stay Mindful of Mental and Physical Health During Self-Isolation

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Taking care of your mental and physical health is not only important but crucial, especially with COVID-19 still being prevalent and states continuously urging people to stay in. As people across the country continue to self-isolate themselves they might find themselves facing challenges on how to get their health back on track.

Here are some ways to stay mindful of your mental and physical health while staying home: Read more

Surviving a Divorce: What Is Equitable Distribution?

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An often-quoted Maxim says that marriage is nothing if not compromise. But what they don’t say is that divorce is all about compromise, too. When a couple splits, they must decide who takes what when they go. The decisions made are often a source of contention. So, it’s no surprise that there are legal concepts designed to guide you and even protect you as you navigate your divorce. One of these concepts is called equitable distribution. What is equitable distribution, and what does it mean for you? Keep reading to learn more. Read more

When is the Right Time to Start Your Family?

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So, you’re thinking about having a baby. You’re excited at the prospect, but a little nervous too. That’s normal — after all, becoming a parent is a life-changing decision. How do you know if the time is right to start a family?

The answer will depend on a number of factors. Are you in good health and ready to take on the responsibility of caring for a child? Are you willing to put a baby’s needs ahead of yours for years to come? Do you have other dreams or pursuits — such as traveling or buying a house — that you want to achieve first? Read more

40 Self-Discovery Questions to Ask Yourself

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Through self-discovery you can come to better understand yourself, which overtime can benefit you in many ways. Practicing self-discovery, which can be done by answering a set of unique, thought provoking questions, as truthfully and with as little judgment as possible, can aid you in your quest to really get to know and find yourself.  Read more

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