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13 Co-Parenting Rules to Live By

Many people feel more comfortable working with their former spouses when they have co-parenting rules in place. Co-parenting with your ex isn’t always easy to do, but if you’re like most parents, your children are your main concern. When you and your ex have decided to co-parent – meaning, you’ve agreed to work together to raise your children – you’ve …

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The Long-Term Effects of Divorce on Children

If you’re like many parents considering a marital split, you’re wondering about the long-term effects of divorce on children. The good news: The vast majority of children are perfectly fine. Some experience a few bumps in the road – but with the right parental attention and, in some cases, counseling or therapy, they’re fine, too. So what are the long-term …

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Child Grief During Guardianship: What You Need to Know

Child grief is a difficult subject – but for many legal guardians who are responsible for caring for kids, it’s a reality. So if you’re a child’s guardian and the child is grieving for his or her parents, what can you do to help? Related: How to get guardianship of a child in California Child Grief During Guardianship: What You …

Parental Rights for Fathers in California

In the state of California, parental rights for fathers are incredibly important – and they’re equal to maternal rights. Under state law, fathers have just as much right to see, spend time with and bond with their children as mothers do, and the state (as well as the courts) recognize how important it is for both parents to be active …

Practical Parenting: Oh no — the sky is falling!

via Dr. Thomas C. Maples, Ph.D of Stockton Therapy Network How are we to stay positive for our children in such of a barrage of negative messages we are subjected to daily? Today I watched my children staring at their personal devices. One was watching Stampy play his some-odd hundredth episode of Let’s Play Minecraft and the other was also …

Practical Parenting: Take a moment to make a moment

via Dr. Thomas C. Maples, Ph.D of Stockton Therapy Network In the daily hustle and bustle of life, we often find ourselves stressed out for time. Sound familiar? It is an all to common event, especially in a time where it seems that every moment is accounted for in a manner that seems to give us no control over our …

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Helping Your Kids Deal With the Effects of Divorce

If you’re like most parents going through divorce, you want what’s best for your kids – but how are you supposed to help them through this process? Helping Your Kids Deal With the Effects of Divorce There are dozens of great ways you can help your children cope with this situation, like getting them divorce books written just for kids …

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Divorce With Kids: How Children Are Affected When Their Parents Split

  If you’re a parent who’s getting divorced, here’s what you need to know about divorce with kids – how it affects them and what you can do to make things easier. Divorce With Kids: How Children Are Affected When Their Parents Split Divorce is almost always stressful for children. Most don’t want their parents to separate, although some are …

Parentage in California – The Law & Implications of Being a “Legal Parent”

When a party initiates a “paternity case”, which is synonymous with a “parentage case”, the Court is tasked with issuing an order determining the “legal parents” of a child. As we will discuss below, this is not always the biological parents of the child. A Court order stating that an individual is a “legal parent” of a child has far …