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Stephanie M. Shortall Joins Antheil Maslow & MacMinn
AMM is pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie M. Shortall to the Firm’s Corporate and Estate Planning and Administration practice groups. Ms. Shortall’s practice is focused on advising closely held businesses on the full range of issues faced in today’s legal landscape. She also works with individuals to develop…
Elizabeth Fineman Profiled by Suburban Life Magazine
Elizabeth Fineman of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn’s Family Law practice group was profiled in Suburban Life Magazine’s “Women Who Lead” feature. Ms. Fineman was selected for her outstanding legal career and commitment to community service. In addition to her busy family law practice, Elizabeth is active in the Jewish Federation of…
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Featured Practice: Child Custody
For divorced/separated parents of school-aged children, the approach of summer vacation can be a source of worry and tension. Disagreements arise about changing custody schedules, vacation planning, and summer activities. They can put a real damper on the sunny days ahead. Planning ahead, cooperation, flexibility and communication between parents can go a long way toward avoiding pitfalls and reducing friction as you approach the summer months.
Get out the paper calendar or use a shared google calendar. If you and the other parent cannot peacefully be in the same room exchange your calendars so everyone knows where the children are to be and when. Hopefully, you told each other about vacations dates well in advance of the actual day to leave. Provide the other party with flight information, addresses of hotels and contact information so as to avoid confusion. Make sure the two of you have agreed on the camps and other activities so your children do not expect one thing and another occurs. Smooth transitions and met (reasonable) expectations will be of great benefit to your children’s emotional well-being.
In some situations, however, even your best efforts can fail to resolve these conflicts. In that case, it is wise to consult a family law attorney and try to get ahead of problems before they escalate. Please visit our Custody page to learn more about our services, or to get in touch with one of our family law practitioners.