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Legalities

Visitation for Long Distance Parents

One of the most common questions long distance parents ask is what visitation for long distance parents is ‘normal’. How much visitation a long distance parent gets, when it happens and how it happens. Long distance visitation is more intricate than standard visitation. In person visitation is typically longer, with more space in between. video […]

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Personal Experience

Co-Parents Forever – The Long Game

Leading up to this moment, I’d been contemplating the co-parenting long game. How age 18 wasn’t the end of the road. My son is 17 now and we are talking a lot about college now, as a trio. The next thing we will cooperate on. It finally occurred to me that we would be co-parents […]

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Personal Experience

Desperate Mom Without Hope

I haven’t been able to hold my two beautiful children for 4 months, ever since I left New Hampshire for Canada because I was losing my home to foreclosure… This all started when I left my husband and our “marital home” in 2009 because of years of emotional abuse. We agreed (verbally) that we would […]

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How-Tos

Using Free Online Tools to Manage Shared Custody

When you live away from your kids and the custodial parent, exchanging checks or eyeballing the same physical document is not possible. Fortunately for us, these days, the internet hosts a variety of free online tools that allow you to do just that. There are a plethora of paid shared custody tool websites, which I […]

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Legalities

How the Costs of Travel Factor Into Child Support

There are two ways that the costs of travel factor into child support for long distance parents. One directly, and one indirectly.

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Legalities

Advice to New Non-Custodial Parents

When someone tells me they are getting a divorce and the other parent will be getting physical custody of the child(ren), there is one piece of advice I always give them. It is : Make your parenting plan EXACTLY what you want no matter how wonderful your relationship with the other parent is right now, […]