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3 Person Expense Tracking Spreadsheet

Tracking expenses and money exchanges in a way that both co-parents can see is a challenge in any long distance co-parenting relationship. In an earlier post about using free online tools to manage long distance parenting, I linked to my easy to use expense tracking spreadsheet. That expense spreadsheet got me and my co-parent through […]

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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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10 Ways to Keep the Cost of Travel for Long Distance Visitation Under Control

Travel is expensive and every dollar counts when you could be spending thousands a year on travel. Here is a list of ways to help keep the costs of travel down.

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Using Free Online Tools to Manage Shared Custody

Co-parenting kids where custody and child support are involved can mean lots of records. Visitation schedules, court case documents, child support records and the like can quickly become unmanageable. Further, as a long distance parent who lives apart from your co-parent, exchanging checks or eyeballing the same physical document is not possible. There are paid […]

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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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The High Cost of Travel

Long distance parenting can be expensive!  Here are a few things I have done in my continuous quest to find affordable airfare and to make the traveling experience as pleasant as possible. I have joined frequent flier programs. I like the frequent flier programs that allow miles to accumulate and can then be credited towards […]