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Category Archives: Divorce and Children

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Private School and Divorce Economics

By Eileen Coen, J.D.

When the increased costs of maintaining two households strains the family’s budget, parents face the arduous task of making unwelcomed economic decisions. For divorcing parents whose children have been attending private school, one of the trickiest is whether or not to continue paying tuition. On the one hand, parents want to minimize the impact… Read More »

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Can Divorcing Parents Share the Nest?

By Eileen Coen, J.D.

Creative parenting arrangements can take many forms, one of which is nesting. In a nesting arrangement, the children are the ones who “keep the house” while the parents take turns living there. For many families, nesting allows for the least possible disruption at a time when so much is changing in their lives.  But… Read More »

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Four Common Myths About “The House” in Divorce

By Eileen Coen, J.D.

The house is the biggest marital asset for most people. That’s why when you are going through a divorce, it’s worthwhile to take some time to figure out how to use or divide this asset wisely. In this post I examine four myths surrounding the family home and the role it plays in divorce.

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Whose House for the Holidays?

By Eileen Coen, J.D.

The holidays can be an especially stressful time when you are going through a separation or divorce. It’s hard to get into the holiday spirit when your family is in limbo or separated and you’re feeling anxious, or angry, or hurt.  But there are many ways that parents can create happy holiday memories for… Read More »

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Who Is Making the Decisions in Your Divorce?

By Eileen Coen, J.D.

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s understandable to be concerned, even afraid, about the many unknowns on the road ahead . . .  But should you rely on a lawyer, judge or other “expert” to make decisions about your divorce? What does the law say about divorce? – Well, that depends on the… Read More »

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