Parents

A Parents’ Guide to Secret Society of Second-Born Royals

SECRET SOCIETY OF SECOND BORN ROYALS, from left: Faly Rakotohavana, Niles Fitch, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Olivia Deeble, Isabella Blake-Thomas, 2020. ph: John Medland /  Disney+ / Courtesy Everett Collection

Disney princesses get an upgrade in the Disney+ original movie Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, which premiered on Disney+ on Sept. 25. The fearless princesses and princes in this live-action film actually join a top-secret training program reserved for second-born royals, with one goal: to save the world! (No sleeping for practically an entire movie or getting married at 16 years old here.) The movie stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) as Princess Samantha of Illyria, Niles Fitch (Miss Virginia) as Tuma, Isabella Blake-Thomas (Doctor Who) as January, Olivia Deeble (Home and Away) as Princess Roxana, Faly Rakotohavana (Nightmare Cinema) as Matteo, Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) as Professor James Morrow, Elodie Yung (Daredevil) as Queen Catherine, and more.

As Sam grows bored of the princess life that she doesn’t fit in with, her mom sends

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What Can Divorced Parents Sharing Custody Learn From Maricopa County’s Fall School Plans?

Scott David Stewart, a family law attorney and founder of Stewart Law Group (Courtesy photo)

Arizona’s plans for online K-12 schooling this fall in Maricopa County will prove especially complicated for divorced parents who share custody, says Stewart Law Group.

While some of the county’s school districts and charter schools have reopened for in-person classes, others are starting with remote learning as they monitor three public health benchmarks on a regular basis to see when it may be safe to return, notes Stewart Law Group, a Phoenix-based firm.

Overseeing students learning at home will be stressful enough, and the uncertainty over when in-person schooling will return will cause even more headaches among divorced families, says Scott David Stewart, a divorce attorney and founder of Stewart Law Group.

Texas Lawyer spoke recently with Stewart about the special challenges divorced parents with shared custody have when confronted with uncertain school district plans

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