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Melissa Brockie Talks About Domestic Violence [AZCentral Video]

In this video from AZCentral, Melissa Brockie, the director of New Day Centers at UMOM in Phoenix, Arizona, talks about what warning signs to look for and the resources available to those who might be in a domestic violence relationship. Understanding what domestic violence is and knowing the support systems that are there to help … Continue reading Melissa Brockie Talks About Domestic Violence [AZCentral Video]

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Packing For A Trip

When is the last time you went out of town or on a vacation? Think back to your packing list: what to take, what clothes to wear, what the weather is going to be, finding your travel toothbrush, travel size sunblock and so forth. Then you had to think about what you were going to … Continue reading Packing For A Trip

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Can You Divorce Without An Attorney

Yes, it is possible to get a divorce in Arizona without an attorney. The important thing is to know what you are doing. You do need to know the rules and you do need to know the law. You especially need to know the law as it relates to your property and children. The courts … Continue reading Can You Divorce Without An Attorney

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What About School?

You and your former spouse cannot agree where your child is going to go to school. One of you wants to jump into court and get this resolved. No no no. This is no longer happening and will not work that way with the court. I once had a judge ask parents in a courtroom, … Continue reading What About School?

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Are you sharing your children with their other parent this summer? Would you like to make things go smoothly? Just be polite and kind. Do unto others as you would like them to treat you. What does that mean? When you decide to take the kids to the beach, let their other parent know where … Continue reading Summertime

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

I do not know this family but I recognize some of the issues that they may be having. I only recognize some of the issues from what I read in the paper about the judge’s remarks. I want to say, however, that I agree with what Ms. Jolie opined that none of this is anyone’s … Continue reading Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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School’s Out

Yeah, the kids are out of school and the summer is here. The kids are really excited and the parents are not quite as excited. If you share your children with their other parent, you might be even less excited. How do you share the kids over the summer? Most likely, you already have a … Continue reading School’s Out

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Mother’s Day

Congratulations to all the Mothers our there. It is a rewarding and honorable job, probably one of the most important ever in your lifetime. If you are going through a divorce, it is even tougher. But as long as you keep your kids in mind, you will be successful. I recall a conversation some many … Continue reading Mother’s Day

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Mothers Leaving Abuse

If you are a mother, it is because you have kids. I have an observation to make about mother’s who go through divorce and the thoughts about children. Sometimes mothers get divorced for reasons that are unrelated to the husband/father’s behavior or love toward his children. In those families, it makes sense to share responsibilities … Continue reading Mothers Leaving Abuse

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