Supervised Visitation: Tips for Visiting and Custodial Parents

Supervised visitation is a serious step taken by the courts to protect the welfare of the child. The safety of the child is the most important reason for supervised visits. Other factors like substance or physical abuse, unfit living conditions, a diagnosis of mental illness, fear of parental abduction or incarceration can also weigh into the decision for supervised visitation.

If you are faced with supervised visitation, what does this mean? How does it work? In this post, we share information and advice about supervised visitation for both sides – the visiting parent and the custodial parent.

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Understanding the Family Dispute Resolution / Mediation Process

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Guest blog post by Vicki Jackson, a family law attorney with Rockhampton family law

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a mediation process that helps families in conflict to communicate and to reach an agreement about issues related to their divorce, like child care, financial arrangements, child support and property settlement.

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How to Take Your Kids to Work (and Have Them Learn Something)

Bring kids to work Taking your kids to work day is a great opportunity to give kids exposure to different careers, show them the importance of work, and let them see you in a different context – not as a Mom or a Dad but as a professional with a boss, colleagues and important responsibilities. Here are some practical, time-tested suggestions for how to get the most out of this day, for your own kids – and maybe even for your colleagues’ kids if you decide to organize it for your work group or department. Read more

How to Give Your Kids a Real Taste of Cinco De Mayo

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo by making (and eating!) yummy Mexican snacks is a great way to introduce your kids to a new culture. Here are some tasty Cinco de Mayo snacks ideas that get our mouths watering just writing about them! Read more

107 Best Online Resources for Divorced and Single Parents

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The Internet is a wonderful thing and a place where we get all of our daily information – whether it’s about how to get rid of a tough stain or how to tell our kids about our impending divorce. The sheer amount of information available on any topic is overwhelming, and sometimes it’s hard to tell truth from fiction. In this post, we list 107 high-quality online resources for divorced and single parents. We grouped them by target audience and/or by topics.

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Tips for Successful Long-Distance Parenting

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Divorce is disruptive for kids, even if the parents live close to each other. But it’s particularly challenging when a non-custodial parent moves far away from a primary parent. It makes it difficult or impossible for the non-custodial parent to attend everyday events like sporting events or school activities or to have spontaneous time with the kids – like taking them out for ice cream. It’s also challenging for the kids to maintain contact with the extended family of the non-custodial parent. Children may feel abandoned by the non-custodial parent, or at least feel less close to them, because they are not with them every day. However, there are ways that parents can mitigate the challenges of long-distance parenting.

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61 Best Children’s Books about Divorce and Separation

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Sometimes a book can help children understand and deal with their parents’ separation and divorce in ways that parents are not able to. Age-appropriate books are great tools to help your child deal with your divorce in a healthy manner. Parents can use these books as a starting point with their children or as ongoing tools as they help their children work through this difficult period. Below is a list compiled by WeParent of some of the best books on this topic.

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Managing Childcare Expenses after a Divorce

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There are many things to consider during and after a divorce. If there are children involved, managing your finances is especially important. Since divorce can be expensive, you need to consider the expenses of two homes, two sets of utility bills and the childcare expenses. How you handle these childcare expenses is an important aspect of your financial well-being after your divorce. But how do you manage the childcare expenses? What are the best ways to do this? This article will help you sort all the factors out and arrive at a plan that will best meet your financial needs.

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Best Resources for Women Going Back to Work

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The companies and non-profits listed below help women return to the workforce. While it’s not an exhaustive list, it’s a great place to start if you’re looking to resume work after a long break.

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Going Back to Work after a Divorce: Advice for Moms

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As if going through a divorce isn’t stressful enough, add to it the process of entering or returning to the workforce. This is a huge stressor for many women after a divorce. Fortunately, there are many resources and advice available to women entering or returning to work after a divorce.

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