|Family Law Attorney Mary Jo McCurley says Communication is Key for Divorced Parents|
|August 24, 2012 2:22 pm|
Back-to-school time can be tough for newly divorced couples, but a little planning and a lot of mutual consideration can go a long way toward smoothing the path for parents and kids alike, says Mary Jo McCurley, a partner in the Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing L.L.P. "Everybody should sit down together with a calendar and make sure all the important dates are recorded," she says. "Visits with their non-custodial parent, after-school activities, recitals, trips to Grandma's, dentist appointments – everything that will occupy the children's time needs to be recorded and shared with both parents." Parents also need to make sure that they are included in school, team and scout troop communications. "Making sure that both Mom and Dad receive all email correspondence from a teacher or coach may seem trivial, but staying in the loop on daily activities is critical for both parents to maintain a healthy relationship with their children," she says. For more information, contact Rhonda Reddick at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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