How to Foster Healthy Communication with Your Child

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – Active listening employs a verbal response containing no actual message from the parent but rather a mirroring back of the child’s previous communication. Parents take the time to: Look at a child at their eye level – Don’t bend over to talk...

Ten Tips to Tackle Summer Vacation in Divorced/Blended Families

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – 1. Allow a child to have input about summer plans. 2. Be considerate of the other parent’s plans. 3. Let the other parent know well in advance if you intend to exercise all of your period of possession or less so that there is ample time to plan for...

Top Ten “To-Do’s” as a Step Parent

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC – A step parent is not there to replace a parent but to augment a child’s life experience. Step parents may be unclear as to what their roles and expectations are within the family. Don’t insist that your step child refer to you as Mom or Dad. It should be the child’s...

Top Ten Do’s/Don’ts – For comportment while with your child during periods of possession:

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – DO: 1.  Make a sincere effort to personally care for your child. 2.  Insure the child attends extracurricular activities in which the child is enrolled/participates. (Church activities and other extracurricular activities like cheer, sports, scouts,...

Mediation – What is it and how is it used in Family Law?

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC Family Law Attorney – Mediation is a process designed to help litigants reach an agreement outside of court. Some courts require mediation prior to a hearing involving temporary orders where custody and possession and access is in issue, while other courts require mediation...

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