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What is the Right of First Refusal anyway?

What is the Right of First Refusal anyway?

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ByKristenOctober 1, 20216 min read

A blessing and a curse, depending on your shared custody situation, the right of first refusal can have far-reaching consequences.…

What is Child Support for?

What is Child Support for?

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ByKristenAugust 6, 20218 min read

Love it or hate it, child support is one of the most contentious subjects in blended families! Should it be…

Disneyland Dad: Is it Really that Bad?

Disneyland Dad: Is it Really that Bad?

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ByKristenApril 2, 20215 min read

I grew up with a Disneyland Dad and lived to tell the tale. Dad’s weekends were full of Happy Meals,…

Tips for Setting a Holiday Custody Schedule

Tips for Setting a Holiday Custody Schedule

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ByKristenNovember 20, 20206 min read

Every stepmom I know heaves a giant sigh of relief when the holiday custody schedule is agreed upon each year.…

3 Practical Ways to Support your Spouse Through a Custody Battle

3 Practical Ways to Support your Spouse Through a Custody Battle

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ByRachel G. ScottJuly 10, 20205 min read

“When I go into that courtroom, it’s just me. I have to answer for everything. I have to stand there…

Custody Exchange Do’s & Don’ts

Custody Exchange Do’s & Don’ts

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ByKristenFebruary 7, 20207 min read

I’ll never forget the first time I did a solo custody exchange. My now-husband was away for a military duty…

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