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Kids Need a Parent, Not a Playmate

{2:54 minutes to read} So what is a “Disney Dad,” you ask? A Disney Dad, in short, is a dad who spends his visitation time entertaining his child like a friend with no rules or boundaries. Visitation turns into a free-for-all party atmosphere. This may be because the father feels he has very little time with the child, so he wants the child’s memory of that time with dad to be a fun one. I get that, but that’s really not what a parent’s role is, is it? Here is what a client told me. When the child is with mom, there are strict rules. The child can’t have any sugar or keep late hours. The child is on a regular schedule, does her homework at a certain time, and eats meals together with her mother at the dining room table. Positive behaviors are encouraged, like being polite and following the rules. […]

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Don Sinkov Your Divorce Mediator Westchester County, NY Putnam County, NY Phone: (914) 588-6258 eMail: Info@YourDivorceMediator.com

Mediation: Last Resort, or First Choice?

{3:12 minutes to read} A couple had been in litigation for a little over 6 months and were running out [...]

Getting Married and Having Kids, Really?

I recently spoke with a matrimonial lawyer. She is 35 and has been going out with the same guy for [...]

Why Parenting Plans Fail

Before you construct a parenting plan, don't think about how many hours you are entitled to see the kids. Think [...]

Why Do Judges Think Court is Where Families Belong?

Here in New York, when couples end up in court, the Judges do not have the ability to order cases [...]

The Kid’s Living at College. Why Do I Have to Pay for Housing at Home?

A dollar-for-dollar credit against your child support obligation for room and board at college - we have all heard about [...]

To Divorce or Not To Divorce, That is the Question!

As a mediator specializing in divorce, I feel very strongly that part of my job as a mediator is to [...]

What’s This Nesting Thing All About?

In client meetings, the issue of custody is often a very difficult conversation. Even with joint custody, if the children [...]