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...

Love and Divorce – Like oil and vinegar? It doesn’t have to be…

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC Family Law Attorney – How can you love during a divorce? Love your child – Do put your child’s best interest before yourself Do be courteous to the other parent in the presence of the child Do pay child support on time and offer additional monies to assist the other...

Divorce Planning – Should I stay or should I go?

By Nancy L. Rommelmann PLLC | Family Law Attorney – Should I stay…. I encourage parties to pursue reconciliation, if at all possible, with a good marriage counselor.  A counselor that “fits” both parties’ needs is ideal. Sometimes it requires going to several different counselors (and multiple...

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