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Among the joys of adoption are tax credits

Adopting a child is an incredible experience that some parents in North Dakota have experienced firsthand. Adoption allows a child to be provided for by loving parents. It also allows a couple or an individual the chance to experience the unique bond that parents and their children possess. While the upsides to adoption are seemingly endless, there is one downside: the cost.

When Mom or Dad moves out: How to help your children cope

Telling your children that you're getting a divorce is no easy task. Most parents in Fargo would do anything to protect their children, so breaking the news of a split can be heartbreaking, even if you know it's the right thing. While children may struggle with the concept of Mom and Dad splitting up, it can be especially difficult when it is time for one parent to move out of the house. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do as parents to help your children deal with the transition.


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Commandments of Family Law

  1. The only truth your children need to know is that you both love them unconditionally, and that this isn't their fault.
  2. Take the high road — everyone wins when you do what's best for your kids.
  3. Negotiate but don't capitulate — if you are being pushed toward something detrimental for your children, stand your ground.
  4. You can only control yourself and how you respond. Don't engage.
  5. Do set up rules and responsibilities. Kids feel better when routine is continued.
  6. You are still their parent — don't be afraid to be one.
  7. Disneyland is in California, not in your home. Don't set up unreasonable expectations.
  8. It is not their job to take care of you. Repeat that to them. Often.
  9. Yelling is for sports — not court. Good lawyers strongly advocate without being disrespectful to opposing parties.
  10. Fair is a place you go to get cheese curds. Aside from that, nothing in life is fair.

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