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back to school michigan divorceEvery milestone or holiday the first year after divorce comes with challenges. During back-to-school season especially, emotions are high. Navigating your changing feelings about your former spouse, interacting with your ex in new ways, and managing the anxiety of your kids are landmines. What’s important is respecting your kids’ needs after your Michigan divorce, no matter what time of year it is.

New Traditions

Have both of you always taken your child to the first day of school together, happily gathering at the bus stop or walking into the classroom as a family unit? It’s hard to fake it, especially when divorce is so fresh.

Kids who sense the tension between their parents can resent interference with the change they’re currently experiencing. Discussing your child’s hopes for how they see the first day of school will pan out better than trying to hit the target on your own. Above all, don’t make your child pick a team.

Different Routine

It’s no longer, mom does drop-off and dad does pick-up. It’s now, mom does drop-off from her house and dad does pick-up and we go to his house. Kids are the ones who feel the push and pull of divorce the most during back-to-school. Their usual routine has been altered, and not just because they’ve chosen a new extracurricular activity.

Come up with a parenting plan surrounding school that you can live with and that’s fair to your kids. The most important thing is to help your kids focus so they can succeed. Eliminate the relationship drama so they’re not distracted by it. Your kids need is to feel like you are both invested and engaged in what they have going on so there is some normalcy to this new way of life.

Double Everything

If kids are splitting parenting time between mom and dad during the week, things will get complicated. There are different bus schedules to keep track of and the need to remember to bring home books and binders that might or might not be needed. Inevitably, shuffling sports equipment or musical instruments around will result in something being forgotten and kids being stressed.

Kids are caught in the demands of post-divorce amid the emotions of adjusting to a new year at school. When you have joint custody, you have joint responsibilities, and that includes keeping the best interests of your kids at the forefront.

The Bright Side

Some kids thrive after divorce, especially when school begins. They have consistency, at least for a set number of hours, five days a week, and appreciate this constant. Some parents try to make divorce as easy as possible on the kids, making sure that the weekdays are always the same so there is no confusion about who needs to be where and when. They save parenting time switches for weekends and holidays and share responsibilities when it comes to back-to-school nights or school performances and parent-teacher conferences.

If you need help developing a successful parenting plan as you begin your Michigan divorce, or want to change your existing divorce settlement, schedule your consultation with a Michigan divorce lawyer at Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb. Contact us today.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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