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When it comes to children and divorce, plenty of studies consider whether it’s better to stay together for the sake of the children in a high-conflict marriage or for the parents to divorce. 

While we may look to studies to help us answer these questions for our own situation, the truth […]

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My first infographic about divorce… I don’t think I’m right-brain enough to create these things.  Hopefully, the last part makes the point clear enough.

 

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The most common comment you will hear about a divorce is that it’s a tough situation for everyone involved. It’s not just something you go through, but also something that your children will have to deal with as well.

It doesn’t matter whether your divorce is an uncontested divorce or a contested/litigated divorce. […]

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Acts of domestic violence have repercussions in the lives of victims and children long after the act itself may have been forgotten by abuser.

From my perspective, the most helpless of victims are the children who either suffer acts of domestic violence or witness them in the home.

Safehorizon.org has a page with […]

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Earlier this month, the Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, entered an order applicable to family cases in Miami; it is effective immediately.

Litigation can be a difficult process generally, and perhaps more so for families entering the judicial system.  The Order seeks to promote stability for parties in a divorce […]

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On Thursday, Nov. 7th, The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling on a case involving custody of a minor child in a same-sex case, specifically a lesbian couple.

The Herald reports the decision on here.

The Court’s Opinion can be accessed at this link, courtesy of a link provided by Steve […]

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Whether in the middle of a paternity or divorce, issues of time-sharing may be resolved with a lot less rancor and haggling if we think of how to make it work for children.  What follows assumes that there are no questions of neglect or abuse of children in any given situation.

Separation in paternity cases […]

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It is no secret that children are often caught in their parents’ divorce.

While looking around the internet for some resources about how to tell children about divorce, I came across two sites that not only address this topic specifically, but also provide resources to do so.  One is from Sesame Street creators, and another […]

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Since we are going into the holidays, I thought it would be a good time to post something “old” from the main site but relevant in any new divorce with children or in paternity cases.  It is a re-post of an article on the main site, with a lot of views.

I wrote it from […]

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At the start of a litigated divorce with children, it is no unusual for the parents to have an antagonistic relationship.

The good news is that such a relationship is likely to give way to one where the parents learn to get along.  That has always been my experience as I sometimes see former clients […]

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