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Parenting Schedule During Virtual Schooling

Parenting Schedule During Virtual Schooling

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   Child Custody

Since mid-March, the whole world has been living in unchartered territory, seems like each day brings about a new “norm” that we all have to adjust to, learn how to deal with, and sometimes embrace... Read More

Sleep Away Camps Are Closed – Now What?

Sleep Away Camps Are Closed – Now What?

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

If this time in our lives taught us anything, it is that we are resilient, resourceful, adaptable, and strong. This period of time we are living in is unprecedented…. Yes, I used the word that has... Read More

NYC Courts Open for Business

NYC Courts Open for Business

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Big news! NYC Courts are opening for new, non-essential, filings beginning on Monday, May 26th! (Yes, that is Memorial Day!) So what does that mean? Well, none of us are 100% certain. We are in... Read More

The Stress of Coronavirus is Causing Breakups

The Stress of Coronavirus is Causing Breakups

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Jill Martin, a Today Show contributor, recently reported that she and her fiancé, Erik Brooks, had broken off their engagement, in large part due to the stress of the Coronavirus pandemic. Jill... Read More

How to Stay Married During the Pandemic

How to Stay Married During the Pandemic

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

In the midst of crisis, we worry about health, shelter, livelihood, among other things.  But couples do better when they marshal their strengths, recognize their weaknesses and pull together. Here... Read More

Create an Effective Co-Parenting Calendar

Create an Effective Co-Parenting Calendar

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

A co-parenting calendar is an important part of your divorce proceedings and even more so now during a global pandemic.  An effective co-parenting calendar takes into account the physical, emotional... Read More

Important Update on Family Court in New York

Important Update on Family Court in New York

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   Child Custody

Here are a few updates on Family Court in New York. Child Support Family Court in Manhattan, Kings and Bronx Counties are now accepting support modification Petitions, motions and requests by email... Read More

Global Homeschool –  Who would have thought?

Global Homeschool – Who would have thought?

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

If I would have told you in January that in a few months, there would be a toilet paper shortage, no cleaning supplies left in stores, and all the children all over the world will be homeschooled... Read More

Effective Co-Parenting Skills

Effective Co-Parenting Skills

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Whether you are thinking of divorce, are in the midst of a divorce or are on the other side of a divorce, co-parenting is an essential skill that will benefit you and your children. You may despise... Read More

Coffee, A Newspaper and a Coronavirus Cry

Coffee, A Newspaper and a Coronavirus Cry

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

My morning routine has been more or less the same for the past twenty-one years.  When the children were little, the early morning was my time to leisurely drink my coffee and read the paper before... Read More

Parenting Time From a Distance: Coronavirus and New York Child Custody Issues

Advice on Parenting Time during Covid-19

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   Child Support

Do I have to follow my parenting time access schedule during the COVID-19 outbreak? Yes, generally speaking, parents should follow their custody and parenting time agreement during this crisis.... Read More

Divorcing Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Divorcing Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

For those in the throes of a divorce, a months-long quarantine might be nothing short of a nightmare. People are normally stressed out, panicked and emotionally traumatized during a divorce. This... Read More

Covid-19 and Support Payments

Covid-19 and Support Payments

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

While the pandemic has forced approximately 21 million people to file for unemployment in our country, the obligation to pay child and/or spousal support payments still remains, even with an... Read More

Co-Parenting at a Distance During COVID-19

Co-Parenting at a Distance During COVID-19

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Co-parents find themselves in an unprecedented legal situation now as the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) rampages across the nation.  Children need a relationship with both parents and continuing this... Read More

Six Ways the Coronavirus can infect your divorce & simple steps to protect yourself

Divorce, Dating and Covid-19

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Dating while going through the process of divorce is difficult in and of itself, let’s just throw in COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) into the mix to really keep us on our toes.  Online dating, in... Read More

Co-Parenting in COVID-19 Crisis Mode

Co-Parenting in COVID-19 Crisis Mode

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  •    Steve Mandel
  •   COVID-19

Our world as we know it has been thrown out the window for the time being, throw in a family that is in a midst of a divorce or already divorced; trying to figure out their new ”normal” can prove to... Read More