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Earlier this month I wrote about how to prepare to help your child with a divorce. The stress of a divorce aside, most of us may remember how difficult it was to put our emotions into words as we were growing up.

So much of what we learn as children affects […]

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Couples in divorce typically get caught up in the stress of the situation.  For couples in a divorce with children, the stress can be intensified by the natural desire to make sure the children are taken care of. Sometimes, however, it is difficult to not be swept away by the emotional upheaval you feel, legal […]

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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 […]

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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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