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Some tips to survive divorce

The end of a marriage can feel almost apocalyptic. Life becomes fractured. It seems as if nothing has a place, and you are not even sure which way to turn or where to begin. When children are involved, things can be especially stressful. Shielding them from pain while trying to hold yourself together becomes almost to much to bare at times. However, there is good news. There are ways to survive the turmoil, and come out on the other side healthy and ready to start rebuilding. Here are some helpful tips.

Why your divorce doesn't have to end up in court

Are you facing the prospect of divorce? Do you dread the thought of heading to court and battling it out in front of a North Dakota judge and others in the courtroom? Thankfully, there are other options available to you. Divorce doesn't have to be contentious or litigious, even if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse do not see eye to eye on everything. 

Co-parenting for parents who don't get along

When two parents go through a divorce, it is often most difficult on the youngest members of the family. Children can experience emotional duress and mental stress when their parents separate, and it's wise for you to consider ways that you can make this time easier for your kids. One way many North Dakota families do this is by co-parenting.

Who can I call for help with an international abduction?

An international child abduction is a very serious and complex matter that requires expert representation and counsel. First, we must understand that these abductions take place into and out of every country, and not just the United States alone. They may take place both to and from the U.S.


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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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