One of the first things people think when they hear that they will likely go through mediation for their divorce is, "No way."
Serving in the military is an extraordinary sacrifice. Not only do service members put their lives in danger, they also can spend long stretches of time away from their families.
Being a grandparent can be a wonderful experience for any person. Oftentimes, it means enjoying all the fun parts of being a parent without having to shoulder any of the difficult responsibilities.
Parents who are involved in a highly contentious and bitter divorce often say and do things they wouldn't say or do under normal circumstances. After all, divorce is painful and it can make people angry, scared and combative.
Disputes over child custody are often painful and contentious for New Jersey parents. In many cases, parents are fighting to protect and maximize their time with their kids, which means the stakes of these arguments are unquestionably high.
We live in an age where it is easier than ever to stay in touch with people, thanks to tools like video chats, messaging apps, social media and cellphones in almost everyone's pocket. And these tools don't just help us reconnect with high school friends or update Instagram.
Serving in the military is no small feat. It is stressful, dangerous and exhausting. Members of the military often experience incredible emotional trauma, not to mention the strain of being away from friends and family for lengthy periods of time.
In the coming weeks, kids across New Jersey will be starting a brand new school year. If you share custody of your child or have primary custody, you can expect certain things to change once your kids start a new school year.
Exchanging custody of your children can be an incredibly complicated and stressful process for parents who do not get along with each other. It's difficult enough to say goodbye to your children or see them sad to leave the other parent; having any sort of interaction with someone you hate or distrust only makes the situation worse.
Co-parenting your child with an ex can be an overwhelming challenge. However, understand that in most cases, it gets easier as time goes by and everyone adjusts to a new normal.