Advice for parenting with ex-spouses and new marriages

Gary A. Dordick, Esq. Dad and Attorney, shares advice for divorced parents on the key to parenting with ex-spouses and new marriages
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Advice for parenting with ex-spouses and new marriages

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Raising children with 2 separate homes when you have ex-wives or ex-husbands is never easy. The key is the co-operation between the parents and how they get along. For us, what we did was we embraced each others' exes 100%. We invite them to all of the family functions, my ex wife, my wife's ex-husband. We bring the families together. We discuss issues. We make sure it's joint parenting. We make sure that we do things together and everybody is included. The key to joint parenting is to make sure everybody gets along and to make sure that everyone has the childrens' best interest at heart all of the time. Sometimes it's hard. Sometimes you want to snap in front of the kids, or fight with your ex about something. The most important part about joint parenting is to not fight in front of the kids and not bring the kids into any of the disputes. So by bringing everyone together, the kids grow up healthy and happy. We invite everyone to every function, whether it's a birthday party, a holiday party. And if someone doesn't want to come because this ex is there or this relative is there, they don't have to come. But we invite everybody and we encourage everybody to come and enjoy each others' time.

Gary A. Dordick, Esq. Dad and Attorney, shares advice for divorced parents on the key to parenting with ex-spouses and new marriages

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The Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick is a small law firm specializing in civil litigation. Over the years, Mr. Dordick has focused on building his practice in order to maintain a high quality legal service.

The Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick only handles a very select number of cases at any one time. From the establishment of the law firm in 1987, Mr. Dordick has emphasized quality work and careful case selection. Every case accepted by the Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick is handled by Mr. Dordick personally.

 In 2009, Mr. Dordick was given the Consumer Attorneys of California's Trial Lawyer of the Year award. At 45 years old, Mr. Dordick was recognized as the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Trial Lawyer of the Year and the recipient of the O'Brien's Jury Verdict Evaluator Trial Lawyer of the Year.He was a nominee for the Consumer Attorney's Trial Lawyer of the Year an unprecedented nine times. Other achievements include: Daily Law Journal's Top 40 Lawyers in the State under 40; Los Angeles Magazine's, Super Lawyer 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011; Bernard Jefferson's Award of Excellence; Trial Master by the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates Inns of Court; Who's Who Award of Best Lawyer in America; and, Million Dollar Advocate Award. Mr. Dordick received commendations from then Governor, Gray Davis, State Lieutenant Governor, Cruz Bustamante as well as commendation from numerous other State and U.S. Senators.

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