The History Of Child Custody Laws In America

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In November, North Dakota voters rejected the “Parental Rights Initiative,” which would have awarded equal parenting time to each parent following divorce or separation unless one parent was deemed unfit. Although the initiative failed, it is emblematic of a movement over the past half century to involve both parents in


DadsDivorce Live: Holiday Parenting Tips


There are many common problems divorced parents run into during the holiday season. Cordell & Cordell attorney Kimberly McCabe recently joined DadsDivorce Live to review some of the most persistent problems that plague parents this time of year and offered a few pointers on how to still make the holiday


4 Tips For An Effective Shared Parenting Plan


Recently, there has been a surge in interest in the positive impact shared parenting can have on children following divorce or separation. In the first eight months of 2014, three different child development organizations produced reports showing that shared parenting can help nullify the negative outcomes associated with single parenting. 


DadsDivorce Live: 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card

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Last month, the National Parents Organization released its 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card. The report is the first national study to provide a comprehensive ranking of each state on their child custody statutes. The report revealed some startling statistics. Across the board, states tended to score poorly. 25 states received


Parenting Time On Snow Days


There are very few things as thrilling for your child as a snow day. But that unexpected day off from school can cause confusion for divorced parents as they try to figure out how to handle parenting time and child custody exchanges. On most school days, child custody exchanges occur


How To Cope With Divorce During The Holidays

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For most people, the holidays are one of the happiest times of the year. But for families going through a divorce, this season can bring stress and anxiety instead of joy. But by taking a few steps and precautions, you can survive the holidays and help make them an enjoyable