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BLENDED FAMILY SURIVIAL TIPS FOR HURRICANE and NATURAL DISASTERS

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At The Marin Law Firm, P.A. we want everyone to enjoy the summer without having to worry about what to do when severe weather threatens.  The best way to do that is to prepare now and know what you are going to do in the event of a hurricane.  Planning ahead gives you options and better control over situations that could become chaotic at the last moment if you are not ready. 
Keep in mind how you will contact your children before, during, and after a hurricane or other natural disaster. Being prepared for disasters is a shared parental responsibility.
The following are some steps to create a "Family Plan" for Blended Families for the upcoming hurricane season: Create a family emergency plan.  Sit down with your children and discuss where you would go if you need to leave your home. Be sure to write down everyone's cell phone number - parents, children, families and friends - and put them into your child's phone.Prepare for the storm.  If a…

Blended family and Summer Fun!

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Blended family & Summer Fun!

You and new spouse have decided to make a life together and form a new, blended family that includes children from both of your previous relationships.
Congratulations!!
What lies ahead can be both a rewarding and a challenging experience. It can take a long time for a blended family to begin to feel comfortable and function well together.  In order to make the new blended family work balance must be found to accommodate everyone’s competing interest.
The reality is that along with the great joy and expectation is that your kids or your new spouse’s kids may not be nearly as excited. They’ll likely feel uncertain about the upcoming changes and how they will affect relationships with their natural parents. They’ll also be worried about living with new step-siblings, whom they may not know well, or worse, ones they may not even like. To give yourself the best chance of success, it’s important to start planning how a blended family will function before the m…