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Divorce doesn't mean not having fun in New Jersey this summer

New Jersey is a state with many options for fun summer activities. There are numerous possibilities for fun outdoors, in one's community or even in one's own household. Even for parents who are seeking a divorce, the summer can still be a fun time for one's children. Divorce can be stressful for all who are involved, but there are many activities a parent can do, with and without the other parent, to ensure that the children have a wonderful summer.

Parents can plan on doing some activities for the summer together. One important event in which the parents should work together is planning a summer budget. Knowing how much each parent is willing to spend on the children's summer activities can reduce stress and the need for fighting over finances this summer.

Parents can also plan separate activities for one parent each to do with the children. A parent can take the children on a weekend getaway or to other fun outdoor activities such as fairs or going to the beach. A parent can also spend time alone with the children by doing activities inside the household such as arts and crafts or cooking together.

Despite the stress a divorce can bring as well as the tension between one and one's spouse, the children should be both parent's top priority. It can be hard to keep from fighting in front of the children, especially since they are no longer in school and will be at home most of the time. Allowing the children to have a fun and stress-free summer can benefit not only the children but the parents as well. During divorce proceedings and afterwards, help is offered to any New Jersey couple seeking guidance on child custody issues to make the choice that are in the child's best interests.

Source: Huffington Post, "Don't Let Your Kids Divorce the Summer," Lois Tarter, July 3, 2013