Sommer & O'Donnell - Attorneys at Law
Sommer & O'Donnell - Attorneys at Law
With over 15 years of experience, the Attorneys at Sommer & O’Donnell are seasoned and excited to support you throughout your time of Family Legal needs. They understand that needing a lawyer for matters of the heart can be overwhelming and stressful, but they strive to make the process as smooth and simple as possible.

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Guidelines for Sharing Custody in the COVID 19 Pandemic

7 Guidelines for Sharing Custody during the COVID 19 Pandemic

Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and AFCC have released guidelines for coparenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorce/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID19 Pandemic From the leaders of groups that deal with families in crisis: Susan Myres, President of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Dr. Matt Sullivan, President of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Annette Burns, AAML and Former President of AFCC Yasmine Mehmet, AAML Kim Bonuomo, AAML Nancy Kellman, AAML Dr. Leslie Drozd, AFCC Dr. Robin Deutsch, AFCC Jill Peña, Executive Director of AAML Peter Salem, Executive Director of AFCC 1. BE HEALTHY. Comply with all CDC and local and state guidelines and model good behavior for your children with intensive hand washing, wiping down surfaces and other objects that are frequently touched, and maintaining social distancing. This also means BE INFORMED. Stay in touch with the most reliable media sources and avoid the rumor mill on...

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Holiday Coping Away From Your Children

Holiday Coping Tips For Divorced Parents Who Are Apart From Their Children

One of the saddest consequences of divorce for parents is the alone-time when your children are visiting their other parent. While short-term periods when the kids are away can be a welcome respite for an over-scheduled single parent, that’s not always the case. For many parents the intervals between seeing the children can be long and lonely. This is especially so during the holiday season which can become a particularly challenging time – made even more difficult when friends and neighbors are busy with their own family gatherings. It’s really important for parents who are alone during the winter holidays to get creative and absorbed in activities that you find personally fulfilling. This time of year can also be an opportunity to reflect on meeting your own needs and finding friends and activities that bring joy into your life on a personal level rather than a parental level. Among the greatest challenges divorced parents face is avoiding depression...

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