December 2, 2013

Mom sues judge over 3-year custody battle | New York Post

A Manhattan mom is fed up with all the delays in her three-year child-custody battle — so she’s suing the judge.

Public-relations exec Maggie Rhee Karn claims in her $10 million federal lawsuit that Manhattan Family Court Referee Marva Burnett has been stringing out the case for more than three years, costing the mom more than $200,000 in legal fees while allowing her ex-husband to control major decisions about their 9-year-old’s schooling and religion

.The Catholic mother’s case against her Jewish ex, Kenneth Karn, a financier, has taken more than 1,200 days — even though state law requires custody proceedings to be complete within 90 days.

via Mom sues judge over 3-year custody battle | New York Post.

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November 19, 2013

Appellate Court: Neutral site custody exchange fees constitutional

Appellate judges in IL have ruled in favor of Madison and St. Clair counties in a lawsuit contesting fees used for neutral-site exchanges in child custody cases.

Since 2000, Illinois has allowed counties to charge a filing fee on all divorce cases to fund neutral-site custody exchange centers. When visitation exchanges between divorced parents become disruptive, these sites — staffed by counselors and guards — allow one parent to drop the child off and the other parent to pick the child up without seeing each other.

via Appellate Court: Neutral site custody exchange fees constitutional | Metro-east news | News Democrat.

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October 1, 2013

‘Til Age 50 Do Us Part: Divorce Commonplace Among Baby Boomers

Divorce mediation certainly won’t fix a marriage, but it can fix the situation when it comes to moving on solo. If you’re like countless Americans over the age of 50 contemplating divorce, mediation makes the process bearable – and affordable compared to “lawyering up.”

via Mediators for divorce in La Jolla, CA talk about separation post-50 | La Jolla Light.

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September 24, 2013

How to Be the Best Stepmom Ever | Honoree Corder

There is nothing quite like falling in love. It’s a complete and total bonus when your relationship includes little ones you can fall in love with, too!

But being a stepmom is not for the faint-hearted. As a matter of fact, I would go so far as to say being a stepmom is one of the most under-appreciated and stressful situations a woman can find herself in.

Here are some gems for you:

  • You are not the kid’s “new” mom, but you can be a part of the kid’s support system while you befriend their real mom.

via How to Be the Best Stepmom Ever | Honoree Corder.

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September 12, 2013

Divorce And Children: Should You Tell Your Kids Why You’re Getting A Divorce?

Telling the kids you’re getting a divorce is a conversation no parent wants to have. But once you do sit them down with your soon-to-be ex, how much should you you tell them? Should you explain to them why the marriage didn’t work?

That’s the question asked by the BBC News in a recent feature highlighting one divorcing couple’s decision to spare their child the details of their split.

“I don’t think 14-year-old children need to know the ins and outs,” the mother said.

via Divorce And Children: Should You Tell Your Kids Why You’re Getting A Divorce?.

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