Ex Won’t Share Kids During Holidays

Ex-Etiquette®, runs in countless newspapers and on websites all over the world. It is written by Dr.Jann Blackstone, who specializes in child custody, divorce and stepfamily mediation. Q. My ex and I split up about four months ago and when we did, we agreed to a holiday schedule for the kids. I was to have…

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5 Tips for Divorced Families This Holiday Season

by Jamie Scrimgeour I am not going to sugar coat this. Or find some professional way of saying it. Because no matter what your role is, there are a whole lot of things about having a divorced family at Christmas time that completely, totally and utterly SUCK. Yep that’s right it sucks! The season goes by…

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4 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Doing Things Alone During the Holidays

by Rosemond Perdue Cranner We’ve all been there. It’s the holidays. You’re newly single and your social life is, let’s just say, a little slow. You are facing a big blank calendar. No holiday invites or family parties to keep you occupied. There’s a new movie that just came out and you’re dying to see it,…

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Congratulations to Jan Gilman-Tepper!

Jan was named the Outstanding Attorney of the Year 2015 by the Albuquerque Bar Association at the December Bar Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Sandra Morgan Little introduced Jan at the event- “Jan has also been a fantastic partner.  I have practiced with Jan every day of my 37 year practice and Bobbie Batley…

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Helping Your Children Get Through the Holidays

Holiday time can be difficult, even for an intact family.  However, if you add the additional stress of a marital breakup, the difficulties can be overwhelming for children.   Here are a few tips to making the school vacation more bearable for everyone: 1.      Have a written Parenting Plan or holiday schedule.   If you are in…

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AAML Annual Meeting in Chicago November 4-7

Sandra Morgan Little and Roberta Batley attended the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting in Chicago.  They attended continuing legal education seminars including national speakers on topics such as high asset and income cases, divorcing with special needs children, and domestic violence.  Sandi completed her term as Chair of the Collaborative Law Committee. In…

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Senior Lawyers Division of the State Bar of New Mexico

Congratulations to New Board Members! The Senior Lawyers Division Nominating Committee of the State Bare of New Mexico has chosen Sandra Morgan Little to its Board of Directors for the second year in a row. Congratulations!  

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Exit Strategy

By David Steinberg / For The Journal Sunday, November 8th, 2015 at 12:02am Some might remember Tammy Wynette singing the song “D-I-V-O-R-C-E.” It speaks of heartbreak: “Our d-i-v-o-r-c-e becomes final today/Me and Little J-o-e will be going away/I love you both and this will be pure H-E-double-L for me/Oh, I wish that we could stop…

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Narcissistic Partner? How to manage or leave.

by Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW In my article, The Five Best Friends of the Abusive Man, I detail the strategies used by narcissists and sociopaths to manipulate their partners. That article received more comments than anything else I had written. I was castigated by some for attributing the abuse to men and I was praised by…

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Suggested Reading for those Considering Divorce Mediation

Mediation is about working together, doing things in the best interests of your children and focusing on being able to be parents for your children for years to come. Unfortunately, divorce in the court system is designed to put up that wall and limit communication, which inevitably leads to many post divorce problems and many…

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