Divorce

Elf On The Shelf Wants a Divorce

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Shhhhh, don’t tell my kids,  but “Buddy” our elf, wants a divorce.  Sadly, he and his elf wife just aren’t getting along.  Wife elf stays out late.  She does not come back to the North Pole each night like the other elves.  She posts selfies with other male elves engaging in mischievious behavior.  Buddy is fed up.  Buddy is pretty low-key.  […]

Divorce

How To Smile Through the Holidays After Divorce

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The Internet is flooded with articles and suggestions for how to survive the holidays after a divorce.  Most of them focus on how to help your children get through the holidays and adapt to two households instead of one.  Very few address what the newly divorced individual feels.  Adults experience sadness or even identity crises following divorce, especially […]

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Can (Or Should) You Represent Yourself in Family Court?

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Are you the Do-It-Yourself  (DIY) type?  Many people are very self-reliant.  They are intelligent, have a college education, access to a computer (hey, you found this article) and consider themselves quite practical.  These people paint their own living room, change their car’s oil, research grass/lawn care and have a fabulous lush green front yard.  These people might even […]

Custody

Trick or Treat?

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Halloween will be here before you know it.  Many  kids have already snagged the Party City catalog to scan the costume selection.  If your kids are like mine, they’ve changed their mind on their costume three times already!  Single or divorced parents may often wonder if their children would ever be able to come to their neighborhood on trick-or-treat […]

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Parental Alienation: Subtle Aggression

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The term “parental alienation” has been tossed around for years.  In New Jersey however, it is not a formally recognized cause of action.   As recently as 2014 the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a trial court for basing a custody determination on eight Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) criteria that the trial judge drew from […]