Category Archives: Children

Impact of Divorce Not Always What You’d Expect

Some think that the fifty-year rise in the divorce rate was a terrible thing. I say “was” because that rise now seems to have leveled off at just under fifty percent. Maybe, after all, it’s not so terrible that people … Continue reading

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Children Win in Collaborative Divorce: The Role of the Child Specialist

As a society and individually as parents we all want children to reach their highest potential. But they need good “growing ground” in order to do so. The costly negative short-term and long-term effect of divorce on children has long … Continue reading

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Pets and Collaborative Divorce

In divorce cases, laws and systems are in place to govern who will end up taking care of and raising children.  The children may live with one parent who has majority timesharing or they may spend their time divided between … Continue reading

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Staying Together for the Kids

People who are unhappily married frequently tell me they would like to stay together for a few more years–until the kids grow up.  They believe, correctly, that their divorce will destabilize the kids and make them unhappy.  Even though their … Continue reading

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Positive Divorce

While divorce can be a hardship for kids, it can also be the best thing you could do for them. Continue reading

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How Childrens’ Developmental Stage Affects Divorce

There are many factors that contribute to a child’s response to their parents’ divorce. Continue reading

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Adult Children of Divorce

Since children learn what they live with, they often grow up to repeat these behaviors as adults. It’s all they know about how Continue reading

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