Families

New Year’s Resolutions for Co-Parents, Part 1

by Norris Law Group on January 9, 2014

Pamela Cytrynbaum, Executive Director of The Chicago Innocence Project and former member of the faculties of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Oregon State University’s New Media Communications program offers suggestions for 10 “New Year’s Resolutions” in Psychology Today about how you can co-parent—and co-exist—peacefully with your ex-spouse, and work with your ex in […]

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How Your Divorce May Affect Your Child’s Schoolwork

by Norris Law Group on January 8, 2014

Divorce can be just as hard on your kids as it is for you. Kristin Kane writes in Parenting Magazine about a study at Ohio State University-Mansfield that found that your children’s self-esteem and academic performance may be affected even before you and your spouse actually split up. The study also found that while self-confidence […]

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Top 20 Tough Realities of Divorce, Part 2

by Norris Law Group on January 7, 2014

Are you a child of divorce who has grown up and is now experiencing divorce in your own marriage? Pamela Cytrynbaum, Executive Director of The Chicago Innocence Project and former member of the faculties of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Oregon State University’s New Media Communications program offers some thoughts in Psychology Today […]

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Autism & Divorce

by Norris Law Group on January 2, 2014

What does research reveal about autism and divorce rates? Kimberly Grosso, MBA in Health Care Administration and divorced mother of a son with Asperger’s writes about this topic in an article in Psychology Today. One 2010 study published by Hartley et al. found that parents who had a child with autism had a higher divorce […]

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Guardianships and Conservatorships in Utah

by Norris Law Group on December 26, 2013

If you have aging, infirm or disabled family members, you may find yourself in the position of deciding whether these family members will need someone to make decisions going forward. This can be a heartbreaking experience, but if it is important to make sure that these family members have a trusted advocate. Practicality may need […]

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When Business Becomes Personal

by Norris Law Group on December 23, 2013

All businesses face challenges—and family business are no different. One major difference in family businesses may be that very close, personal relationships are likely involved, and this can impact the business significantly—especially when things go awry, as examined in a 2013 article in The Guardian. Jeremy Shulman, founder and senior partner at Shulmans LLP, a […]

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The Most “Wonderful” Time of the Year?

by Norris Law Group on December 16, 2013

As the season marches on, you may be attending parties full of couples, and seeing happy families enjoying holiday activities together. But if you are considering a divorce, or are even in the divorce process, you may be thinking that this “time of the year” feels anything but “wonderful.” In a blog reprinted in the […]

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Discipline After Divorce

by Norris Law Group on December 9, 2013

After a divorce, parents may find themselves further at odds with one another if they try to discipline their child(ren) with two different sets of “house rules.” In an article in Parenting Magazine, Lynn Fredericks offers some guidelines for maintaining stability in multiple households: Practice Teamwork. Make an effort to communicate with your ex and devise […]

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Making Divorce as Smooth as Possible

by Norris Law Group on December 6, 2013

The American Psychological Association cites statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth which found that 20% of first marriages end within five years and 48% of marriages don’t survive to twenty years, and offers some suggestions as to how divorcing couples may make the process of divorce as easy as possible. Try not to […]

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The Benefits of “Epic Marriage”

by Norris Law Group on December 4, 2013

Rachel Clark is a science writer, biologist, and mother. In her blog entitled Marriage, Divorce, Reconcile, she chronicles her journey from an unhappy marriage to divorce to reconciliation with her ex-spouse, whom she went on to remarry. In one of her blog posts, she opines that since traditional marriage is often attacked in modern society […]

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