Sullivan Taylor & Gumina August 2017


The process of divorce for couples with children is a complex one. Parents must decide how they will split time with their children and make important decisions about their child’s life. This is known as the allocation of parental responsibilities, and when approached with the wrong mindset, it can turn into a contentious and bitter legal battlefield. Research has shown that families fare better if they develop their own parenting plan instead of letting a judge hash it out. The following will help you understand how to successfully create yours.

can minimize the change, the better your child is likely to adjust. Give your child time to spend with each of you and ensure that the time is not full of underhanded comments, parental competition, or continued arguments. Parents who develop their own parenting plan can pick and choose what works best for them and their family. They can “bird nest,” which keeps the children in their family home. Parents alternate in and out, according to their parenting schedule. They can co-parent, which could be set up in almost any way that directly benefits the child and ensures time with each parent. Or, if they are unable to get along, they could choose a parallel parenting plan, which limits parental contact to minimize conflict. Whatever parenting plan you choose, remember that the decision is based on what is best for your child. Arguments, bitterness, and contention need to be minimized. The relationship with each parent needs to be respected. And the goal should be to successfully raise a happy, healthy child. If you want help with your plan, or just more information, we can help. We can protect the interests of your children and ensure that you and your spouse are aware of all options on the table.

It’s important that your plan gives the child time with each parent. Children caught in the middle of divorce love both parents and want to spend time with each of them. The more you and your spouse


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Make the most of these remaining summer weeks and take dinner outside to the grill! You don’t need to visit the fair for this delicious, classic street food.

• ¼ cup mayonnaise • ¼ cup sour cream • ½ cup finely crumbled feta cheese • ½ teaspoon chili powder INGREDIENTS

• 1 medium clove garlic, minced • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves

• 4 ears corn, shucked • 1 lime, cut into wedges


1. Set burners of gas grill to high heat and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. 2. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cheese, chili powder, garlic, and cilantro in large bowl. Stir until well-combined and set aside. 3. Place corn on hot grill, rotating occasionally. Grill until cooked

through and charred in spots on all sides, for about 8 minutes.

4. Transfer corn to bowl with

cheese mixture and use large spoon to evenly coat each ear on all sides. Sprinkle with extra cheese and chili powder and serve immediately with lime wedges.



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