Which Parent Decides Where The Kids Go To School?


Question: My ex-wife and I have 50/50 legal and physical custody of our 4-year-old daughter. My ex wants to send her to private school, but I would rather she attend the local public school near me. Both schools have great reputations. What can we do to resolve this disagreement?


Top Five Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

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The early stages of divorce can seem overwhelming. You’re likely sorting through difficult emotions and stressed about what the future might hold. During this time, it can be hard to know where to turn and what are the first steps you need to take to protect yourself, your assets, and


5 Tips For Succeeding In Mediation


By Amanda Diplan, Cordell & Cordell Family Law Attorney In some states, such as Florida where I am licensed to practice, mediation may be a requirement before being able to obtain a final hearing or trial before the judge. This means that often times, mediation may feel and seem like


Accessing Account Passwords During Divorce

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Question: During our marriage, my wife and I stored all of our account passwords on a sheet of paper in our home office. During mediation, we agreed to provide the previous three months of bank statements, which should include credit cards. I handed mine over, but she has refused to


4 Tips For Divorcing Amicably

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Divorce is never ideal. It should only be considered as a last option after all efforts to save a marriage are exhausted. However, just because your marriage didn’t work out doesn’t mean you and your ex have to hate each other. Of course, it’s often difficult to remain on friendly


Consider Child-Centered Divorce Strategies

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By Sara Gabriella, Contributing Author Effects of Divorce on Children Numerous studies over the past decades that have evaluated the effect of divorce on children’s mental and emotional development have identified the level of conflict between parents, and how well they navigate co-parenting, as the primary factors in determining whether